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Student psychologists

Last modified on 01-08-2022
Are you having mental health problems that are interfering with your studies? The UvA’s student psychologists offer various types of support to help you.
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What is your study programme?

The UvA’s student psychologists offer short-term help for study-related problems, such as lack of motivation or concentration, procrastination, stress, anxiety, fear of failure, and studying with AD(H)D or ASD. They can also help with personal issues that are interfering with your studies, such as depression, worrying, family problems, grief and loss, difficulty making or maintaining connections, insecurity and negative self-image.

Urgent, serious or long-term complaints: see your GP

  • If you have health problems or are dealing with serious, long-term complaints, it is better to see your GP. They will then refer you elsewhere if necessary.
  • If you are in urgent need of help, contact your GP or the UvA’s GP practiceExternal link: +31 (0)20 525 2878.
  • If you are having suicidal thoughts, seek help at www.113.nl/englishExternal link (the suicide prevention website) or call 113 or 0800-0113. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can use the 113 chat service.

Student psychologist services

The student psychologists offer various sessions and workshops, from a short online session to address stress-related complaints to a more intensive group module lasting several weeks. Find out which support options are best for you here.

Walk-in group sessions (weekly) 

Easily accessible, with no waiting list. You can take part once or attend multiple times. 

  • Stress relief - Dealing with difficult thoughts (online, 60 minutes)
  • Stress relief - Mindfulness and relaxation exercises (online, 30 minutes)
  • Social blues (on campus, 2 hours) 

Check out the calendar and register on UvA CorsizioExternal link
(choose the category 'Psychological guidance')

Group modules

Training courses with multiple group sessions, spread across several weeks. Online or at the Roeterseilandcampus.

  • Managing stress
  • Dealing with fear of public speaking
  • Mindfulness training
  • Studying with AD(H)D
  • Emotion regulation group
  • Dealing with grief and loss
  • Study Motivation

Check out the calendar and see what you can expect of these group modules on UvA CorsizioExternal link (choose the category 'Psychological guidance'). If you are unsure whether you want to take part in the group module, send an email to the student psychologists to discuss your options. 

There is also an online graduation group. You can find information about this on the following page:

If you have any questions about these training courses, send an email to training-sts@uva.nlExternal link.

Individual consultation sessions

Not sure if any of our groups address your complaints? Make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a student psychologist. You will work together to evaluate your problems and determine which type of support would be the best fit. This could be having a series of one-on-one sessions with one of our psychologists, or taking part in a group after all.

We offer both online and in-person sessions. If you need another type of support than what we offer, we will give you a referral to the right source of help. To make an individual appointment click 'Book an appointment via the form' (see Contact below).

Waiting time

Currently, there is a waiting time of at least 4 weeks for a one-on-one session with a student psychologist. For faster support, you can join one of our easily accessible group sessions, such as Stress Relief or Social Blues. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like. You can also choose to take part in one of the other group modules after all.

Contact

UvA's psychologists

You can turn to the UvA’s student psychologists for help with study-related problems or personal issues that are interfering with your studies. You do not need a referral from your GP. Register for a workshop or group module on UvA CorsizioExternal link.

Contact details