Student Psychologist

The student psychologist are here to help students with personal and/or study problems. Visiting the student psychologists is free of charge and all contact between students and student psychologists is treated confidentially. You can find all relevant information on this page.

Student psychologists and the consequences of COVID-19

In light of the recent measures and guidelines from the Dutch government about COVID-19, we have decided that we are cancelling face-to-face counselling for the time being.

For both your and our safety, and to take all the necessary precautions during these times, the student psychologists, have decided to stay at and work from home. However we are still available for counselling. If you need help from a student psychologist, please send an e-mail and we will get in touch with you. There are several options for consultation, for example by phone or skype. You can decide what works best for you.

Brief consults (online) are replacing Walk-In at Forum building

Since we are facing strange and uncertain times, it can help to share your feelings, like loneliness and fear, with someone, especially if you are an international student with your family far away. For that reason you can e-mail us for a brief consultation.

How does a brief consultation work?

You are welcome to send an e-mail to Studentpsychologists@wur.nl. In the subject box please write “brief consultation”. Briefly explain why you would like to speak with a psychologist. Please leave your telephone number or skype-address so we can reach you. We will do our best to call you back the same day.

General information

The psychologist offers help with personal problems such as: adaptation difficulties, homesickness, shyness, social anxiety, contact and relation problems, depression, mourning, eating problems, Addiction, Substance abuse and stress. She also offers help with study problems: discipline, fear of failure, fear of public speaking, concentration, planning and dyslexia or helps to acquire more insight into the background of a study delay.

Appointment

To make an appointment you can send us an e-mail. You’ll get an invitation from the first available psychologist. E-mail: Studentpsychologists@wur.nl

In the intake appointment (+- 60 min.) we’ll listen to your story and you’ll receive an advice (an internal or external referral; some tips; schedule another appointment with one of us). All consultations are confidential.

Please note that it will in general take up to 4 weeks for the first possible appointment.

Students who need help on a short notice are advised to contact their family doctor, click here for the addresses. You are free to contact the doctors practice of your choice. In general the practice of doctor van der Duin/van Dinther will take new patients, the others might be full but you can always give it a try. Consultations are for free for WUR-students.

It’s also possible to present your problems or questions to the student psychologists via e-mail. E-mail: Studentpsychologists@wur.nl

Visiting address: Nexus building (building no: 117, right across ‘Het Restaurant van de Toekomst’), Akkermaalsbos 14, 6708 WB Wageningen.

PhD or employee?: If you are a PhD or employee, contact the company doctor or one of the occupational social workers. Surf to https://intranet.wur.nl/umbraco/en/practical-information/objections-complaints/support-mediation/

Crisis

For emergencies, in case of a life-threatening psychological crisis, or if you feel the need to protect yourself from yourself: