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Initiatives and help for students

This is a difficult time for many students. Stress, discomfort and loneliness can lead to feeling bleak and listless. To help you cope with these feelings, this page contains an overview of available support and initiatives.

Are you experiencing feelings of depression or listlessness?

Watch this video for tips from development psychologist Steven Pont who explains how to manage negative feelings during this pandemic.

Dealing with negative feelings, stress and loneliness

  • Talk to your study adviser

    The study advisers can offer support if you would like to talk to someone about your studies. They can be reached by telephone or online. For contact details, go to the student page and choose your degree programme from the list. Then look under the Study advisers heading in the A-Z list.

  • Are you experiencing suicidal thoughts? Call 113

    If you are battling with suicidal thoughts or need support, please visit the website for suicide prevention at or reach out by calling 113 or 0800-0113. Help is available in both Dutch and English. UvA students outside the Netherlands can use the 113 chat service.