The Student Health Care is open for all students at Great Lakes and staff are bound by professional secrecy. Please note that you must show valid ID (passport) at your appointment at the Student Health Care. At the Student Health Care, you can meet a counsellor if you need someone to talk to. We have a room where one may rest for a moment, and that you as a student are welcome to use when required. Remember that an e-mail is like a postcard - it can be read by someone else. We cannot give advice over e-mail but you are welcome to use e-mail as a first contact.

 

Health and Well-being

University years represent a period in one’s life that is characterized by intense personal growth, development and change on several different levels. It could be about the actual studies themselves, the impending decision regarding one’s career, the parting of ways, leaving old friends behind and making new, one’s financial situation or a new and very different environment to get accustomed to. Young people studying at university are often in the midst of a very sensitive period in their lives. Basically, there are three major problem areas or life crises that are characteristic of one’s time as a student.

 

Moving

Firstly, the vast majority of students find themselves moving away from home for the first time in their lives, to live in an entirely new environment with responsibility for their own finances and accommodation. This means you find yourself in a new and very unique stage in life where much of your old habits and routines no longer apply. Students who commute are a particularly vulnerable group as are those who already have a family. Their problems are often related to stress and a sense of inadequacy.

 

Choices

Secondly, you suddenly find yourself faced with a variety of choices and options. “Have I made the right decisions regarding my line of studies, or can I change my mind even though I have already started? Why aren´t my studies proceeding as planned?"

 

Life partner

Thirdly, perhaps as a student you may also be searching for a life partner. You may find yourself having to establish an entirely new circle of friends in the new town/area/country of residence. These dilemmas can sometimes lead to an identity crisis or may result in individual isolation and a pervasive sense of being alone. Such problems are not unusual for young people as a whole, but what is unique about the student environment is that no one can replace you, for example during exams, which is why Student Health Care exists as an organization with the capacity to take immediate action to help you do yourself justice during your years of study.