Mental health information on the FSHS website
The Mental Health Information website of the Finnish Student Health Service provides information on various aspects of mental health as well as recommendations on how you can improve and foster your own mental health.
The website includes sections on
- Emotional skills
- Social relations
- Stress management
- Performance anxiety
Information, tips, and ways to promote and strengthen mental health, mental wellbeing, and study ability - Nyyti ry
On Nyyti ry's website you will find a wide range of information, tips, and ways to promote and strengthen mental health, mental wellbeing, and the ability to study. Learn life skills –website provides you with information, tips and tools which can help you enhance your own wellbeing. You can also consult Nyyti ry’s online booklet: Well-being skills (pdf) and complete exercises independently. The Learn Life Skills -course as an independent self-help course can be found in Hyvä Kysymys -online service in Finnish.
NyytiCast podcasts (in Finnish) and NyytiTalk YouTube / IG broadcasts (in Finnish, Swedish and English) talk about mental health and address topics related to student life and well-being.
Nyyti ry’s quizzes (in Finnish) help you to understand better your own well-being.
Nyyti ry promotes the mental health and learning ability of students. Mental health promotion is done student centred and with students. Student Nyyti ry offers you information, tips, and tools, as well as workshops, chats, and online groups to strengthen your mental health and study ability. You can also volunteer and provide peer support to other students. Learn more about services and activities offered by Nyyti ry on Nyyti's website, nyyti.fi/en, and on social media: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook.
The Mental Hub website (part of the Health Village service) contains various mental health related self-care instructions. The service is currently available in Finnish. The website contains information on how to cope with depression, anxiety or alcohol abuse. You can refer to these instructions to improve your health and wellbeing in your own time.
Learn Life Skills by Nyyti ry
Nyyti ry, a nonprofit organisation that works to support students’ mental health, offers a Learn Life Skills course, the purpose of which is to improve users’ self-knowledge and provide tools for increasing and maintaining your wellbeing. The Learn Life Skills course may help you gain insight into what constitutes a good and meaningful everyday life for you. You can also consult the online guidebook (pdf) and complete exercises independently.
Mindfulness and relaxation exercises
Oiva mental health exercises (in Finnish and Swedish) will help you focus and be present, identify issues that are important to you and cope with negative thoughts and emotions. The Oiva website contains more than 40 exercises you can complete, for example, on the bus, as you prepare to sleep, or in the course of a busy workday. Most exercises are 2 to 3 minutes in length and can be completed by reading or listening.
The Oivamieli website contains exercises for situations such as:
Mieli ry exercises (in Finnish) help you to relax your mind and relieve stress: