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Student Wellbeing Point

Last updated on 1 September 2023
Student Wellbeing Point

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.

Student Wellbeing Point

  • What is the Student Wellbeing Point?

    The Student Wellbeing Point is an initiative created for students by students. In the informal and relaxed space, trained VU students offer their fellow students a listening ear, a safe space to take a breather with a cup of tea, or advice on where to find VU support services. The Point Peers are in close contact with other initiatives and employees surrounding student wellbeing, like the Student Psychological Counsellors, and can help you set up appointments!

  • Location and contact info

    You can visit the physical Student Wellbeing Point from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00. It is located on the ground floor of the VU main building. Our cosy living room is located right next to the Student Desk, as you can see in the video below! 

    Prefer digital contact? Reach us via the Livechat on this page and by e-mail.

    • Live chat (every workday 10:00 - 16:00)
      Please note that when you use the livechat on this webpage, you are speaking with one of your fellow students (so not a bot!)
    • Email
  • News from the Student Wellbeing Point

    • The Student Wellbeing Point opened its doors at the end of 2021 as a student-led initiative. With a goal of becoming a permanent fixture at the VU, we are happy to announce we have become a fixed service since January 2023.
    • The Student Wellbeing Point will be closed during the Educational Free Week from the 1st until the 5th of May. Apart from that week, we are open for the whole academic year until the Summer Break (July-August).
  • Social Media

    We share the most recent news around the Student Wellbeing Point and other wellbeing initiatives and events on our social media. If you want to stay up to date, follow us on Instagram!

Find out what the Student Wellbeing Point does!

Ever walked past the Student Wellbeing Point and wondered what we do here? Join Aymin as she asks all her questions to our Point Peer Manal, a fellow student who is a trained member of our Team. Want to come by sometime soon to try out our sofa for yourself? 

Do you have a question or remark?

Contact the Student Wellbeing Point

Student Wellbeing Point:
Mail the Student Wellbeing Point to talk to a Point Peer, ask questions and/or be referred.

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