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Mental Health Support to KTH Students

Mental health is a serious topic relevant anywhere across the globe and constructive dialogues and awareness about it are now essential more than ever. It is understandable that students constantly are in a phase of stress and anxiety. Mental health, similar to physical health is something that should never be neglected. Thus, there are a number of support mechanisms established for students to enable us to deal with the challenges that mental health poses. In this blog post, I take you through the infrastructure that is in place at KTH and Stockholm.

Stockholm Student Health Services

Stockholm student health services offer therapist and counsellor services to students studying in various universities in Stockholm including KTH. All the services are free of charge. It is also possible to avail services in English if the student is not comfortable in Swedish. For more details or to book appointments, you can check out their website.

Chaplaincy

It is also possible to talk to a Chaplain about matters troubling a student and all the conversations would be kept confidential. I did not know what chaplaincy was before writing this blog. According to Wikipedia “Chaplains are pastoral practitioners who seek to build a relationship of trust through the compassionate presence and thereby offer help and support to a wide range of people”. So if you think this resource would help you, feel free to contact them. You can find more details here.

Vårdcentral, 1177

Vårdcentral also offers psychological support along with its healthcare services. Appointments can be made by calling 1177 or by logging into the website portal. More details to seek psychiatric care can be read here.

I hope this blog is one step forward in creating more awareness about mental health and addressing challenges associated with it. Let me know in the comment sections if you have any questions. I would like to end the blog by reminding you that –

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

Vivek Anandbabu
Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.

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