Department specific contact point when you encounter personal and study problems.
Every study program has an academic advisor who knows everything about the program, the scheduling, the department, etc. For ways to plan your study program, study progress, catching up on lectures or exams because of illness, your choice of specializations and electives, please contact the department’s academic advisor. An academic advisor can also request students to come in based on study progress and he/she can also refer students to the student counsellor or psychologist.
Confidential contact persons (peer listeners)
Have you experienced something unpleasant? Is there something bothering you? Or are you not feeling like your best self? Then let's talk about it!
There are 24 trained students who serve as your confidential contact persons. Whether big or small, they are there to listen and help redirect you to the available support.
Student life at the TU/e can sometimes feel like a roller-coaster of experiences – we know! Sometimes you are loving it, and everything is going well, and other times you feel lost and don't know how to make it better. Through these highs and lows we want to encourage you to talk about it. We are your peer listeners and can help you figure out what the best next steps are and who to contact for support.
Whether you just want to chat, want help in contacting a professional, or would like some help with understanding what you can do, we are here. We will listen and support you in taking the necessary next steps. And it goes without saying that whatever you share will remain completely confidential. So chose a contact person that you think you will vibe with best and let's talk about it!
Information about (extra) facilities, for example about studying with special needs, extra examination time or (re-)enrollment.
Student counsellors provide information and advice about a range of matters that are not directly related to the content of your study program. The student counsellor can advise you, act as an intermediary, or refer you. Even if you don’t know exactly what the matter is, it is often useful to have a conversation with a relative outsider. Gaining insight into a problematic situation can help clear things up. For example, study grants, financial support due to study delay, enrolment, postponement of the BSA etc.
Walk & Talk
Have a walk with someone new and have the opportunity to have a small talk or address heavy concerns.
Walk and talk gives you the opportunity to take your thoughts for a walk. During the walk around the Karpendonkse Plas in Eindhoven, you will have a conversation with someone new. You can talk about every day stuff and enjoy the human contact or discuss specific topics and address heavy concerns. This is totally up to you.
TINT hosts events with the focus on meeting new people, learning from others and gaining new insights and life skills.
TINT offers students the opportunity and a safe place to deal with questions related to personal development, the meaning of life, spirituality, mindfulness, and living in a multicultural diverse community. For that, TINT organizes events and workshops with a wide variety of themes such as self-leadership, identity, work-life balance, future dreams, burn-out prevention, mindfulness, among many others. Also, TINT welcomes students for confidential one-to-one conversations with a life coach who is happy to listen to what is in your mind, help structure your thoughts and to find your path again. Just feel free to contact any of TINT Life Coaches!
Students looking for more mindfulness in their life can join the weekly mindfulness breaks or explore in their own time the TINT Podcast - Tools for life with inspiring conversations and guided meditations. In addition, TINT coordinates the umbrella organization Credo that encourages the meeting, exchange, and cooperation between students with different philosophical, spiritual, and religious backgrounds.
Community that focuses on the mental well-being of students and staff on the Eindhoven campus.
Lighthouse is aa community of people who are struggling with different mental health issues. They aim to support each other and share common experiences in the hope to feel less alone with our problems. To do so they organize walk-in hours and support meetings focusing on the mental well-being of students and staff members. These meetings are open for everyone to join.
Student Sport Center
Group lessons focusing on physical complaints like backache and neck pain, food and mindfulness.
The SSC offers events, courses, workshops and advise with as a goal to keep or make your body healthy and vital. The events variate from fit breaks and mindfulness to life style courses. Furthermore, they organize the annual Vitality Week to create awareness about the importance of vitality.
Professional help for personal problems, like anxiety, gloominess, stress, relational problems or mourning.
If you feel that one or more life issues are getting in the way of your study progress, you may be eligible to visit one of the student psychologists (first six sessions are free of charge). Topics that can be discussed with the student psychologist include the following: depressive complaints, anxiety issues like fear of failure, stress related issues and personal circumstances. The student psychologists offer several courses for which you can register (e.g. Dealing with stress, stress and burnout prevention).: For more info click here.You can register by making an online personal appointment (individual intake interview) with a student psychologist. Please state in the appointment text which course you want to take (e.g. intake interview SFC24 Dealing with stress). During this interview, it will be determined whether the course is indeed suitable for your request for help.
A general practitioner or family doctor (huisarts) gives full medical assistance.
It is strongly recommended that you register with a general practitioner upon your arrival in the Netherlands. The international office (firstname.lastname@example.org) can help you with questions about health insurance and GPs in the Netherlands. If you wish to see your GP, you must make an appointment. Consultations are not free. If you wish to see a specialist you will need to be referred by your GP, so you must see your GP first. Please note that when visiting a GP, specialist, dentist or hospital, you will need to show your insurance papers.
113 Suicide Prevention
Provides confidential support if you think about suicide.
Do you need help and want to talk anonymously about thoughts of suicide? Then call 113 or chat with them on the website.
113 Suicide Prevention is the national Dutch suicide prevention center (in both English and Dutch). They employ psychologists and psychiatrists and a large group of fully trained volunteers who allow them to provide round-the-clock confidential support through chats and phone calls. 113 works in close cooperation with the mental health institutes' crisis centers. Together, these professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week across the Netherlands for crisis dialogues and psychological treatments.
Their mental health services include:
- Crisis chat (a direct opportunity to talk online to a trained volunteer)
- Crisis telephone (a direct opportunity to talk to a trained volunteer by phone and, if necessary, to a professional)
- Chat therapy (a maximum of 8 online chat dialogues with a professional)
- Self-help course (an independent online course aimed at reducing suicidal tendencies)
- Self-tests (questionnaires to fill in and to offer an indication of the severity of your troubles and symptoms (an anxiety and depression test and a test that measures suicidal tendencies)
- Consultation by telephone for other professionals, next of kin or friends about somebody in need (the opportunity to pose a brief question to a professional in a session lasting a maximum of ten minutes)
National platform for psychological health.
MIND is the umbrella organization for clients and family organizations in the mental health care. They play an important role in a variety of national organizations striving for a structural better position for everyone who has experience with phycological problems. They gather national information and events regarding mental health. Furthermore, they write national newsletters concerning mental health subjects.