The health of the students has been increasingly common topic in news and social media discussions. Have I been left alone with my concerns and sorrows? Is anybody going to help me? Who could help me? Long queues for the student health services (YTHS), process being a lengthy one, exhaustion, health – all these things make students think and worry daily.
Luckily, students have a few ways to get help, such as:
Study guidance counsellor
Contact your study guidance counsellor if for example: Your studies aren’t moving forward, your overall goals of your studies aren’t clear, there’s a risk of interruption of studies or you have learning difficulties.
Faculty-special study guidance counsellors can be found here.
Study counselling psychologist
Study counselling psychologists help in the following things for example: Studying fatigue, issues with time management and self control, sudden issues that affect studies and issues regarding student community.
There are two study counselling psychologists in TUAS.
YTHS (Finnish student health services) helps in almost all kinds of things that bother us. It is easy to leave a callback request to them after which you’ll be able to discuss things that worry or bother you.
Contact information of the YTHS can be found here.
Public health services
In case YTHS is unable to help you, you should head to the public health services of Turku. It is completely free for students, so no worries there.
Nyyti, Tsemppari, Syli etc. The list is long. There are a plethora of non-profit organisations in Turku (and in Finland) for a number of different reasons. There are organisations to all kinds of situations. It is advised to contact them with a low threshold. Most of this activity is free of charge but some activities may contain deductibles at own risk.
There is always help available. No matter which of the mentioned entities you decide to contact, regardless of if they can be of assistance or not, they will guide you to the right direction. Even though it might feel like a huge step, it’ll get easier after contacting them. First step is most often the most difficult one, but in the end it’s the most worthwhile.
“Bravest is who dares to admit that they need help. Not the one who fight alone against everything.”