Peer counsellors working at the Student2Student service are there to support you in all questions and worries. Common topics discussed with the peer counsellors are e.g. stress, study-related problems, loneliness, anxiety or relationship issues. When necessary, peer counsellors can help you find further support for your situation or the answer to a question on your mind. No concern is too small or too big to be shared with a peer counsellor.
What is peer counselling?
UEF’s peer counsellors are master’s degree students in social and health sciences who have been selected and undergone training to support students in all kinds of situations. They work under the supervision of study psychologists and campus chaplains. The foundation of peer counselling is in offering non-judgmental, compassionate, and open-minded support and a way forward in your unique situation. Discussions with peer counsellors are voluntary, confidential, and free of charge. When you call, your phone number is visible to the peer counsellor, but the chat offers the option of full anonymity.
What kind of help do peer counsellors offer?
- Support and tips for study techniques and study routine
- Compassionate listening
- Finding tools for stress management
- Support for loneliness
- Helping you find suitable pastimes
- Supporting you when you feel home-sick or are struggling to adapt to a new culture
- Support for relationship issues
Call or chat
You can reach the peer counsellors via telephone (+358 29 445 8580) or chat. The service is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
You can leave a callback request outside the aforementioned opening hours by calling the line, and a peer counsellor will call you when the service is next open.
Students’ experiences of Student2Student
“I got some good tips on how to study better.”
“Thanks for understanding.”
“It was helpful to share my thoughts with someone.”
“I now feel motivated to keep going.”
“I was able to find the kind of support I was looking for.”