Students' wellbeing


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The wellbeing of our students is our top priority at Haaga-Helia and therefore, we offer extensive student support services that enable smooth studies and relaxing free time: academic counseling, study psychologist, sports facilities, free-time activities by student organisations, and much more. Read more about student wellbeing below.

Wellbeing services

Haaga-Helia offers preventive services to support students in advancing in their studies, students' wellbeing, and mental health. The services are targeted at students who have challenges that directly affect studies, such as problems with motivation, study skills, stress or time management.

  • Do you need help with your wellbeing? Do you have study-related challenges? Haaga-Helia's Preventing services (study psychologist) are there to discuss your situation. 
  • Do you have challenges related to learning? Do you need support with dyslexia? You can contact our special needs teachers and guidance counsellors.
  • Would you like to talk in private about any issue in life? The university chaplain is there for you.

If you have you problems with your mental health, you feel that you have lost functional capacity or you have faced a crisis, please contact healthcare services such as FSHS or crisis services.

Study coach as support at study nodes

Study coaching is intended for Haaga-Helia students whose absorption in studies has begun to weaken. The study coach offers guidance and support for promoting studies and coping with studies. Coaching can deal with, for example, the scheduling of studies and everyday life, mapping one's own strengths and developing one's own study techniques, or going through the emotions evoked by studies. Study coaching is confidential, short-term, and meetings are always tailored individually with the student. You can arrange the first meeting easily by e-mail:

Study Coach
+358 294471458
Study Coach

Break Exercise application: Break Pro

The break exercise app BreakPro activates you to take short breaks while studying and doing so increases your physical and mental wellbeing

Break exercise videos shot in beautiful Finnish locations guide the users through refreshing exercises and prevent the adverse effects of sitting still for extended periods. In addition to exercise videos, the app also includes mindfulness exercises that help you be present in the moment. According to studies, mindfulness has many positive effects on health, such as strengthening learning and memory.

Use of the application is free for Haaga-Helia students and staff.

Sports and free time

Sports give you energy and boost your wellbeing. There are plenty of sports courses and facilities in different campuses. As a member of Haaga-Helia's Student Union Helga, you will get access to Zone Sports facilities located around the Helsinki metropolitan area.

The Student Union Helga also organises free time activities and events for students where you get to meet new people and discover the Finnish student life.

In addition, international student organisations such as IDS Helga and ESN Helga provide events and advocacy for internationally-minded students.

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