Starting Point of Wellbeing
At Aalto University’s Starting Point of Wellbeing, you can find advice and guidance on services related to wellbeing and studies, such as psychologists, study counselling and university chaplains. Check out the schedule of Starting Point of Wellbeing’s drop-in service here!
Aalto’s study psychologists – Study psychologists help you with study-related issues such as concentration problems and motivation, or offer you support if you are experiencing study-related stress, anxiety or burnout.
A career counselling psychologist – Career counselling psychologists are specialized in career management issues and support you in career and life planning and transition to work. They offer support in self-knowledge, building a meaningful career, identifying opportunities and making decisions.
Study counselling – You can contact study counselling in smaller, study-related issues.
Aalto Chaplains – For confidential discussions on anything you can think of, the university chaplains are there for you without needing to be a member of the Church. They are trained to discuss and help you.
Finnish Student Health Service – Worried about a health-related issue? Call or drop by FSHS! An FSHS nurse is also available at the Starting Point of Wellbeing drop-in service at specific times.
Unisport – Health center UniSport offers sport facilities at six locations, and they also serve you at Starting point of Wellbeing giving advice on sport-related issues.
AYY harassment persons – If you have witnessed harassment or experienced harassment yourself, you can contact AYY harassment persons besides the KY office.
Wellbeing services outside of Aalto
Nyyti – Students’ support center Nyyti offers confidential conversational help, support, and an outsider’s perspective on various life situations. You can search for advice on anything from procrastination and time management to sleep and healthy habits, or look for information and advice about mental health.
Sekasin-chat – Sekasin-chat is a national, anonymous chat service for 12-29-year-old youth that supports mental health and overcoming mental disorders. You can discuss anything that’s on top of your mind on the chat with trained volunteers and health care professionals. Please note that the chat service is only in Finnish.
Mielenterveystalo – Mielenterveystalo.fi is a national service developed by health and social care professionals that has a lot of useful information, instructions for self-care, and self-assessment questionnaires. Please note that the site is only in Finnish and Swedish.
Hyvinvointiohjelma Oiva – Oiva is a wellbeing program that helps you to reduce stress, improve your mood and get a bit of more good vibes to your life. The exercises don’t only help you to focus, be more present, and handle negative thoughts, but also give you tools to recognize negative thoughts and things that are important for yourself. Please not that the program is only in Finnish.
KELA -You can always contact Kela to get on top of your finances. KELA is a Finnish social security service that provides financial aid and other services to students. To find more information, visit their website or check out Kela’s quick guide on students’ financial aid.