If you’re struggling with your studies, but are unsure about who to ask for help, your study adviser is your first point of contact. You can always contact him or her for personal advice and support regarding a variety of topics, such as doubts about your study choice or current or imminent study completion delays.
If you’re experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, insecurity or other mental health issues, you can turn to the student psychologist, who is there to help you with any personal issues that are getting in the way of studying. You don’t need a referral to contact the student psychologist.
If you’re feeling suicidal, visit the suicide prevention website www.113.nl or call either 113 or 0800-113.
Are you experiencing some form of inappropriate behaviour, such as bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, aggression or discrimination? Confidential advisers offer support and can help you figure out how to stop it from happening or prevent the situation from getting any worse. If necessary, the confidential adviser will refer you to a professional counsellor.
E-health modules (in Dutch)
Caring Universities offers free, evidence-based mental health programmes for students on topics such as stress, mood, procrastination and Covid-related problems. Developed by clinical psychologists, the programmes are continually tested and upgraded. Online coaches are also available to provide personal support as you follow the programmes.
- All Ears is an initiative for UvA students by UvA Psychology students. You can contact All Ears on their free phone number whenever you feel the need for a sympathetic ear, for example if you want to discuss an argument with a housemate, had a nightmare or are finding it difficult to organise your week. The volunteers are always happy to help and are literally All Ears!
- Student Meditation gives two collective meditation sessions per day. By students for students. One of these sessions is on Roeterseiland campus, and the other is online.