Mental health difficulties
There are many different mental health problems, each with its own particular characteristics and consequences. Examples of conditions that affect mental functioning are: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fear of failure, depression, borderline and other personality disorders, and Asperger's Syndrome (an autistic disorder). These conditions can cause depressive symptoms, contact problems, problems with cooperation, planning and organization or severe forms of stress and anxieties.
In addition to the above symptoms, students who suffer from these conditions may also have to contend with energy problems. In common with most features of mental health problems, energy problems are not visible to others, which can create additional difficulties when studying.
Listed below are some people you can turn to for support and information about specific facilities:
- If you would like to speak to a student psychologist, look at this website for more information and the application form.
- If you would you like to speak to a student psychologist click here for more information and an application form
- The education coordinator will help you consider what adaptations you need as far as educational facilities and studying are concerned. These discussions are, of course, also conducted on a confidential basis.
- Inform the Dean of Students if you are concerned that you may fall behind with your studies as a result of your mental health problem.
Students with a disability who have questions about educational facilities or want advice on special arrangements or practical tips on how to manage their studies should contact the education coordinator of their school.
Peer-to-peer support group for students AD(H)D
Are you a student struggling with AD(H)D and/or concentrating? Get in contact with other students and share experiences and coping strategies to learn from each other! In cooperation with student psychologist Margreet van Laarhoven and dean of students Daan Faasen, we are building a peer-to-peer support group.
Autism study group
Weekly tutoring sessions for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) under expert guidance.