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How do I stay mentally healthy in these Corona times?

These are difficult times for everyone! The measures introduced by the government mean that all education by Tilburg University will be provided online until the end of this academic year. We can imagine that this is difficult for some students. The measures require a lot of flexibility from everyone. Especially because you don't have contact with your study mates and it is also not possible to visit our campus.

Many students are at home with family or live with fellow students. Also, there are students far away from home and their families. This may suddenly be an unreal situation for everyone. On this page you will find tips and advice to get through this period as well as possible.

How do you endure the isolation?

Tilburg University is doing its best to continue its educational activities online as much as possible. 

For you as a student, it is also important that you try to follow as closely as possible the subject matter offered to you and keep up with your studies in that way. This requires a lot of discipline and flexibility. Also, what can you do during daytime and how to meet other students online? And where can you go when things are not going so well for you? How do you maintain the social distance as well as possible?

To get through the day and the coming weeks, you will find a number of tips below. If you need extra help in these strange and sometimes frightening times, please do not hesitate to aks help.

Update May 18: helpline

Are you experiencing  psychological problems as a result of the corona crisis? Please do not hesitate to anonymously call the  Tilburg University special helpline: +31 (0)6 28 771 262. The helpline is available 24/7 and is intended for all students.

Update April 24: tips

Univers has tested a number of tips from this page. Watch this video (with English subtitles) to see how you liked it...

How will you get through the day and this special period?
What can you do against dark feelings?
What do you do when you already have or get psychological problems?

Tilburg University offers: 

  • You can simply make appointments with the student psychologists, the education coordinators, the dual career coordinator and the Deans of Students. The appointments are made by phone or skype.
  • Besides the regular appointment possibilities with the social worker of Tilburg University, you can also chat with her three times a week.
  • Are you experiencing  psychological problems as a result of the corona crisis? Please do not hesitate to anonymously call the  Tilburg University special helpline: +31 (0)6 28 771 262. The helpline is available 24/7 and is intended for all students. You can contact the helpline anonymously for a personal consultation and a listening ear. You can share your story here and receive advice on questions related to the Corona virus. Also when you experience complaints of a depressive nature such as sadness and anxiety, panic and anxiety, lethargy and fatigue, sleep problems and stress. The helpline offers support and the help is noncommittal and anonymous.
  • Take a look at Maranatha for the adapted activities and contact possibilities.
  • See also the help sites recommended by the student psychologists.

How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis (5:23 minutes)