“Talk, I will listen” is the student health promotion theme for 2017
The Finnish Student Health Service’s health promotion theme for 2017 is “Talk, I will listen”. We want to promote good mental health and psychological well-being among the makers and shapers of tomorrow.
Mental health problems are one of the main causes behind students’ inability to study. Studying is demanding and requires considerable mental resources. Studies have shown that almost one student in three has problems of this kind: they constantly feel overworked, experience depression and trouble concentrating and miss out on sleep because of their worries.
Instead of focusing on problems, the theme emphasises health promotion. Its key aims are to support students’ ability to study, to improve their emotional skills, to encourage greater support by friends and to offer low-threshold interventions. We encourage students to talk, intervene and take action.