Student Wellbeing Centre
Welcome to Student Wellbeing Centre! If you are a student (or PhD) at Karolinska Institutet, Södertörn University, Stockholm University College of Music Education, Marie Cederschiöld, Sophiahemmet or The Swedish Red Cross Universities, we can offer you advice and support during your studies. We organise several group activities and offer individual support to promote your wellbeing. We are bound to medical confidentiality and all our activities are free of charge.
What we offer
Participate in our lunch webinars
Student Wellbeing Centre invites you to attend lunch seminars on a variety of current topics.
COPE - A handbook for student wellbeing
Easily accessible and research-based information on how to take care of your psychosocial health during your studies.
Dance for health
Do you set too high expectations for yourself? Do you experience symptoms of stress or performance anxiety? Then Dance for Health is the group for you!
Student Wellbeing Centre offers you advice, support, assessment, and/or supportive dialogues in connection with any issues that might affect your studies.
Healthcare in Sweden
When you become ill, healthcare is always available near you. As an international student you are entitled to use the Swedish healthcare system. Depending on your citizenship and how long you will be studying in Sweden, you may have to take out a complementary health insurance. Here you can read more about the Swedish healthcare, which healthcare options are available and where to get help.
In Sweden, everyone can get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). That includes HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and hepatitis and it is always free of charge. You can also get help with contraceptive advice, pregnancy tests and support in other sexual related enquiries. Here you can read more about where to get help.
Tips and advice to improve your health
SAHA - Stress and Health Advice
Welcome to this web-based support aimed at those who experience stress due to difficult events or challenging transitions in life, who want to take steps on their own towards feeling better.
29k – a mental health app to feel better and be heard
Get support to improve your mental health and connect with others on what matters most in life. 29k is a non-profit organisation and community on a mission to make personal growth available for everyone, for free.
The pressure you experience as a student can feel never ending. Give yourself the best possible chance to feel good and to have enough energy to manage your studies and enjoy your free time.
Stress less with the AntiStress App
The AntiStress app includes Conscious breathing, Muscular relaxation, My diary, and Self-assessment of perceived stress. The app is a tool for those who feel stressed in their day-to-day lives, and who are endeavoring to create time and scope for revitalisation. The app is free of charge and can be downloaded via App Store and Google Play. The AntiStress app is produced by the Research and Development Unit at Primary care Fyrbodal, Region Västra Götaland.
Tips on how to cope with the Swedish winter darkness
Many students struggle with the lack of light in Sweden during the winter months. However, these feelings are normal, and we shouldn´t be afraid of them. There are several ways to make this time a bit easier to get through. The Student Health Centre has put together a list of advice on how to cope with the darkness.