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'Look after your friend'-training Training for students about student wellbeing

Your time as a student can be a lot of fun but it can also be difficult sometimes. A lot of students who experience problems regarding their wellbeing, such as stress, depression or anxiety, first turn to their friends to talk about it before talking to anyone else. Of course, you also want to be there for your friends and this might be difficult sometimes. A situation might raise certain questions, such as:

  •  ‘How can I help my friend without letting it affect myself too much?’
  •  ‘How can I listen to someone in a way that makes them feel heard?’
  • ‘What does that diagnosis actually mean?’

To help students in answering these questions, a training has been set up by the psychologists of the UT, in collaboration with the SU. 


The training consists of 2 sessions of both 1,5 hours, which are complementing and can therefore not be followed separately. During these two sessions, the following topics will be discussed: 

  •  Practical tips on looking after your friend 
  • Supporting a friend through the student journey 
  •  Understanding your friend’s diagnosis 
  • Knowing your services: getting professional help in- and outside of the UT 

Furthermore, participants will receive an extensive guide with information and tips on how to look after their friends and themselves. 

Do you want to know more about the training? Check out our Canvas page, containing more information. Enrolling for this page is without obligation, so feel free to check it out!

How can you sign up?

You can sign up by filling out the form on the SU website. The trainings for this quartile take place on the following dates and times:

  • Monday the 29th of November 19:30-21:00 and Tuesday the 7th of December 16:00-17:30
  • Wednesday the 8th of December 16:00-17:30 and Tuesday the 21st of December 16:00-17:30
  • Monday the 17th of January 16:00-17:30 and Tuesday the 25th of January 16:00-17:30

Please keep an eye on the Canvas page for more training moments!