The overall well-being of students consists of many different things. You shouldn’t be alone with your troubles and concerns, but rather contact people who can help. If you have trouble knowing where to get help, the student union’s social affairs Specialists can always guide you to the right place.

There are many support services for the well-being of students, and you should take advantage of them!

Sport services

Sport services at the University are provided by SportUni. With one sports fee, you can get access to the sports services of three campuses. Read more about SportUni here.

Tampereen akateeminen Mahti and TUrVoKe ry organise student’s sport services and sports tutoring on campuses.

Study psychologist

The study psychologist provides services for students especially in problem situations regarding studies, but also in other hard situations in life. You can find the study psychologist’s contact information from the University website.

Student pastors

The student pastors offer confidential conversational therapy regardless of religion. The student pastor Risto Korhonen (, 050 383 5391) is located in the chapel on the city centre campus in the fifth floor of Pinni B. The student pastor Mervi Ulmanen (, 050 360 9709) is located in the Festia chapel in Hervanta.

When your studies are not progressing

You can find more information about study counselling from the University website. If you are facing problems in your studies. you should contact the study counselling services right away.

If your studies are not progressing because of personal reasons, you should contact either the FSHS office or the University’s study psychologist.


The Finnish Association for Mental Health’s (SMS), webpage has a list of ways to manage stress. The most common one’s are the time management in your own life and regularity in your own activities. Besides means concerning recovery and life choices, adopting a new attitude towards causes of stress is a vital part of stress management.

Help for substance abuse

The University has an operative substance abuse prevention program. The student version of the program informs, how to intervene in another student’s worrying substance use.

Ehyt ry does preventive substance abuse work in the whole country, including Tampere. You can contact them, if you need help or support with your own substance abuse problems or help intervening with a close one’s substance abuse.

You can seek help for substance abuse from FSHS as well. FSHS’s Health information page has some research results concerning substances and addiction.

You can also talk about these matters confidentially with the social affairs Specialist of the student union.

Early support instructions

The University has early support instructions, where they advise how to bring up their situation to a student you are worried about. You can find the instructions from the University webpage.

Read more:

    • Tips and tricks on managing everyday life and maintaining mental well-being can be found from Nyyti ry.
    • Check out the Kyky project’s website concerning studying ability.
    • FSHS