- Life-threatening situations: Call 112
- Suicidal thoughts:
Support by phone and email
Due to coronavirus measures, it is currently not possible to schedule an appointment in Plexus or the Beehive. However, the student psychologists are available to offer support over the phone and by email. You are welcome to call or mail with your questions, or make an appointment for a first consultation via the online appointment system.
How can a student psychologist help?
If you are registered as a student of Leiden University, you can use the services of the student psychologists. The student psychologists can help with both study-related and personal problems. During your first consultation, you will together look into the best course of action for you. In some cases, that might be a workshop or training course in study skills or personal development. In other cases, the psychologist might offer you short-term individual guidance. The student psychologist will not make a diagnosis nor offer therapy for serious psychological or psychiatric problems. However he/she will explain how you can arrange a referral from your doctor for help of this nature.
Important: Only make an appointment for your first consultation in the online appointment system. If you need subsequent appointments, the student psychologist will help you arrange this.
No appointments available?
The system only shows availability for the coming 3 weeks. If there are no appointments available, try again later. The appointment system is updated every day and appointments sometimes get cancelled.
Or ask your question by email
Is an appointment with a psychologist too big a step for you? If so, send your question or explain your situation by email.
Self-help: workshops and courses
You can also follow a range of Leiden University workshops and courses that address study-related and personal problems. For example, you can learn to deal with procrastination or fear of failure, improve your speed-reading, and tackle thesis-writing difficulties.
Take a look on the e-POPcorner website. Here you can find online self-study courses on the following topics and more:
- Study skills
- Time management
- Taking exams
- Mind mapping