Mental Health & Wellbeing

We care about your wellbeing & safety!

That is why we collected some links, phone numbers and information for you if you need support!

The UTwente Wellbeing page provides an extensive overview of all the things you can do if you or someone close to you is not feeling well, stressed, anxious or lonely, or just need(s) someone to talk to.
We are hereby giving you a quick overview with all the contacts that might be important to you in a situation like this.

  1. You can always share your concerns with your study adviser. For Communication Science, these are Silvie Pothof (for Bachelors) and Jeanet Luijerink (for Masters).
  2. If you are feeling stressed, there is a Stress Management Workshop organized by the UT! You can check it out here.
  3. In case you feel anxious, down or lonely, the Student Psychologists are more than happy to help you. The first 5 meetings are for free!
  4. There are also Confidential Contact Persons - these are other students that you can contact to just have a chat with. They are introducing themselves here.
  5. If you yourself would like to help someone, you can sign up for the Look After Your Friend training!
  6. If you feel lonely or feel like you want to be more active, you can also join an association! You can find an overview of them here.


NEW from January 2023: Free ADHD Consultation Hour!
You can schedule an appointment if you could sometimes use a helping hand with:

  1. Achieving and maintaining a comfortable daily routine
  2. Preventing distractions and regaining attention in a timely manner
  3. Learning to handle problems before they become insovlable obstacles in your mind
  4. If you do not have ADHD but have questions about it, you are also very welcome to join!

In case of urgent issues that you or one of the people close to you are experiencing, here are some helpful contacts for this.

  1. The Suicide Prevention Hotline can help you if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts. You can reach them under 0800-0113.
  2. You can always contact your GP (general practitioner) or the outside-office-hours GP service by calling +31885551188.
  3. Alles Oké? Supportlijn offers support to anyone between 18 and 24 years old. You will receive support via chat or call.

Your social safety is also important. That's why we have collected information and contacts you can turn to in case of inappropriate behavior or sexual assault.

  1. To get immediate help, you can call the security officer under 2222.
  2. In case of inappropriate behavior or sexual harassment, you can contact one of the confidential advisors listed on this website.
  3. In case of sexual violence, please turn to someone you trust! This may be a family member, a fellow student, a friend, study advisor, CCP, lecturer, safety coordinator, or anyone else. Remember that YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME!
    1. You can get immediate help by contacting the Sexual Assault Centre in Enschede via 0800-0188.


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