In the Fall of 2021, the Student Wellbeing Point opened its doors as a student-led initiative: for students by students, without appointment, and completely anonymous. Since then, the SWPoint has become a fixed staple at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. At the Student Wellbeing Point, trained students help their peers with wellbeing-related questions. In an informal setting, students can find a safe space to take a breather, find more information about other VU services (e.g. the Student Psychological Counselors), and/or have a helping conversation with a cup of tea. We hope to help students with this low-threshold approach, to inform them, and bring them into contact with the right people within VU, and, if necessary, direct them to wellbeing resources outside of the university.
Curious to see what our Student Wellbeing Point looks like and what we do?
Watch the video below to find out.