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Study and career counselling psychologists' guidance remotely

Study and career counselling psychologists are available remotely on weekdays between 9am and 3pm during the current exceptional situation we are facing. Aalto psychologists support students in study related concerns. However, in practical questions related to courses or study planning, please contact the learning services of your own school or programme.

Study psychologist contact information: +358 29 44 20080


 Study and career counselling psychologists

Merita Petäjä 050 465 9526

Mikko Inkinen 050 4485 193

Sanni Saarimäki 050 501 8773

Henna Niiva 050 470 4766

Hannu Pesonen 050 331 6037

Paula Sjöblom 050 307 8633

Seija Leppänen 050 326 0103

Online material to support your wellbeing

Psychological support for Aalto students during corona virus outbreak (MyCourses)

Aalto chaplain contact information

Aalto chaplains are available via email and phone

jenny.vainio@evl.fi, puh. 050 3652256

anu.morikawa@evl.fi, puh. 050 4644375

Study counselling

Pia Rydestedt, 050-560 8378 / epost pia.rydestedt@aalto.fi / WhatsApp / TG @piarydestedt

Virpi Riissanen, 050 5645 495/email: virpi.riissanen@aalto.fi /WhatsApp/Telegram

FSHS contact information

Student Healthcare instructions on how to take care of your business during the coronavirus epidemic

Nyyti ry Chat

https://www.nyyti.fi/en/opiskelijoille/chat/

UniSport

Home workout on Instagram

Les Mills has opened its online training service for Unisport customers!

How to maintain your daily routines?

Corona virus has created an exceptional situation for all of us. In this kind of situation maintaining everyday routines and rhythm of life becomes important. Distance education and canceled hobbies challenge us to refrain our everyday routines accordingly. Regular everyday patterns and maintaining the rhythm of life help us to bear uncertainty.

  • Sufficient sleep, meals at regular intervals and sun and outdoors whenever possible help to sustain a better mood.
  • It is worth making a daily and weekly plan for the Independent study. You may need to organize your home in a new way to create a space for your study.
  • Rest and recreation should be clearly distinguished from the time spent studying.
  • Ponder what things will bring you joy or have ever produced joy in the past You may have skills and competences that have remained in the feet of other rush. You can now also have time to experiment with things you've always wanted to do. Make a "Winnie the Pooh" list: What things would you do most preferably.
  • If you are accustomed to do a lot of sports, your body needs workout. Cycling, jogging and home workout programs can help. The sun and light are increasing during spring. Walking in the sun in the nearby terrain or on the trails of the seashore increases your personal resources.
  • Keep in contact with nearby people you have good and confidential relationships. Phone call and Skype are good options for messaging.

It may seem difficult to get along with your own fears, uncertainty and anxiety. If you have close people with whom you can chat, consider sharing your feelings. We can all help each other also by listening and contacting individuals who are perhaps lonely.

Worst scenarios, rumors and too intensive monitoring of the corona conversations will increase anxiety. Our body begins to tune into a battle that is not actualizing in real life. For this reason, it is good to help the body to calm down and keep track of reliable sources of information, only a few times a day.  Everyday routines, daily order and focus on them help to withstand uncertainty. It is worth noting that most drugs strengthen anxiety and their use can make it difficult to maintain everyday routine and day rhythm.

Starting Point of Wellbeing


 Normal weekly schedule of the Starting Point of Wellbeing

The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students advice and guidance on services related to wellbeing. The Starting Point of Wellbeing is open on weekdays 9–15 in room Y199c (Otakaari 1).

In case of exceptions in office hours, there is a note on SPWB door. 

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MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Morning

9-11.30

Study and career

counselling psychologists


FSHS

UniSport

(9.45- 10.45)

FSHS

AYY harassment

contact person

Lunch   break

11.30–12.30

Lunch   break

11.30–12.30

Lunch   break

11.30–12.30

Lunch   break

11.30–12.30

Lunch   break

11.30–12.30

Lunch   break

11.30–12.30

Afternoon

12.30–15

Study and career

counselling psychologists


FSHS

Study counsellors

FSHS

Aalto chaplains

 Contact information of different services

Aalto chaplains, Fridays 12.30-15

Studying is a lot to handle and of course there is more to life than just studying. If you need someone to talk to, you can turn to the Aalto chaplains. The cornerstones of our work are being present, listening and keeping all student discussions strictly confidential. We want to promote our students’ holistic wellbeing. Why not come meet us and hear more about booking a counselling appointment as well as the online chat service, discussion groups, brunches and other activities we have to offer.

AYY, Friday 9-11.30

The Aalto University Student Union AYY: You can talk to the AYY harassment contact person if you have experienced harassment or misconduct. The appointments are confidential and no measures will be taken without your consent, but if you wish, the harassment contact persons can help you sort out the situation. In addition to individual students, the harassment contact persons provide guidance to student organisations.

FSHS (Finnish student health service), Tue 9–15, Thurs 9–15

Are you worried about a health-related issue? An FSHS nurse is available at the Starting Point of Wellbeing on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9–15 for health counselling and needs assessments.

Study and career counselling psychologists, Monday 9–15

If your studies have stalled or you are worried about your studies or future employment, come meet the Aalto psychologists to discuss how our services could be helpful to you. You will get information on our courses, groups and online services as well as advice on booking a personal counselling appointment.

Study counsellors, Wednesdays 12.30-15

A study counsellor helps in things related to study planning and work life orientation. With a study counsellor, you may discuss for instance different types of admission and selection related issues.

UniSport, Wednesdays 9.45-10.45

Welcome to UniSport! Sports bring joy and energy to your daily life. Are you looking for ways to add more sports to your student life? Or how to ensure that you recover sufficiently after exercising? How is your mobility at the moment? 


The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students also information about the mental wellbeing services provided by Nyyti ry.