25-29 October -Mental Health Week at UG: Let yourself be helped

- 'We notice that the need for consultation with a psychologist is growing, so thinking of everyone who needs help in taking care of their mental health, we are launching more free events as part of the Mental Health Week at the University of Gdańsk,' - says dr Agata Rudnik, director of the Psychological Support Centre at the UG.

Relaxation, evening 'Let's talk' duty conducted on Skype by UG psychologists, an open lecture on how to cope with academic stress, as well as an online debate, during which we will learn what the first visit to a therapist looks like, what to expect from it and when to go to a psychologist for help - these are the events planned as part of the Mental Health Week, which will take place online at the University of Gdańsk from October 25-29, 2021.

On the programme:

25.10 (Monday)

16:00-17:00 Online debate: 'When, how and does it hurt? or about the first contact with a psychologist' with the participation of students and specialists from the Academic Psychological Support Centre.

It will be possible to find out what the first visit to a therapist is like, what to expect, what reasons might be given to go for a talk with a psychologist, and whether one should prepare for it properly. Talking about the experience of first visits and sharing subjective feelings will help to tame the subject and show that a psychologist does not bite, and a visit does not have to be as stressful as the first finals. During the meeting, questions will be answered by specialists from ACWP.

28.10 (Thursday)

16:00-17:00 Relaxation led by students

Don't have time to relax? Are you overtired, nervous, your muscles and head hurt? Maybe you already had a plan to relax at home with a book, but something always got in the way? Or maybe you think that you are sufficiently rested and don't need additional relaxation?

Everyone is invited to take a break during the relaxation sessions run by female and male psychology students. Thanks to their experience, they will help you to feel relaxed and rested, to switch off for a while, to relax your mind and body. Take advantage of the calming hour and give yourself this time and you will see that you will be grateful to yourself for it!

29.10 (Friday)

16:00-17:00 Online open lecture by dr Paweł Atroszko: Academic stress - can you become addicted to learning?

If any part of your life is related to the need to absorb new information (and there is no shortage of such situations at the University...), you may sometimes feel stressed due to the belief that you should devote more time to studying. Make sure you maintain proper academic health and safety. During the lecture, dr Atroszko will talk about science addiction and the boundary between natural academic stress and potential addiction problems.

In addition, evening Skype 'Let's Talk' calls will be held throughout the week from 18:00-20:00.

This is an opportunity to connect directly with a specialist and talk about what's bothering you - perhaps you're thinking of seeing a psychologist about your problem, but you're not sure if your problem is 'serious' enough?

'Let's talk' is here to dispel your doubts.

The on-call duty does not require prior registration and is completely free of charge, however, you have to take into account the fact that if there is a large number of people willing to participate, someone may miss you.

The duty hours will be held on

25.10., 27.10. and 29.10. dr Agata Rudnik

26.10. and 28.10. mgr Paulina Anikiej-Wiczenbach

However, if you prefer to be sure of the meeting and make an appointment for a specific time, you can apply by e-mail to: cwp@ug.edu.pl.

Take advantage and let us help you.

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Elżbieta Michalak-Witkowska/Press Office of University of Gdańsk