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We can get through anything – sign up for university chaplains' discussions

We can get through anything – and if not, we still do

University student, do you miss people? Miss connecting with others? Join us and tell us how you’re doing. Everyone can share their thoughts and feelings in peace while others listen. Then we’ll have a discussion: What makes you feel safe? What keeps you going? What to do when you just can’t cope? The discussion is lead by a university chaplain.

You have an opportunity to attend a meeting in the Crypt of the Helsinki Cathedral, in Kirkkokatu 18 (6 persons per meeting allowed) or in Zoom (10 persons per meeting). Pre-registration below.

Conversations in the Crypt (Finnish/Swedish/English) are lead in turns by the university chaplains Lisa Enckell and Leena Huovinen. In Zoom (Finnish/English) the conversations are lead by university chaplain Laura Late Mäntylä.

Registration is to be done by the previous Tuesday by 4pm. Those first registered (6 or 10 people) will be notified during Tuesday evening.
Registration: We can get through anything (e-form).

Meetings in the Crypt (6 people per meeting) on Wednesdays at 4-5.30pm:

  • 24 March (Finnish)
  • 4 April (English)
  • 21 April (Finnish)
  • 28 April (Finnish)
  • 12 May (Swedish)
  • 19 May (Finnish)

The current safety instructions are followed in the meetings, meaning we will keep the safety distance of 2 meters and wear masks. In addition, the first names and phone numbers of the attendees are collected into a sealed envelope in case of needing to contact attendees if there were a COVID-19 -exposure. The envelope including the names will be disposed of after 3 weeks.

Meetings in Zoom (10 people per meeting) on Wednesdays at 6-7.30pm:

  • 31 March (Finnish)
  • 7 April (English)
  • 5 May (English)
  • 19 May (Finnish)

In order to accomplish the best possible interactivity in Zoom, we hope that all the participants would have their cameras turned on, if technically possible.

Outside (6 + 6 people) 26 May at 4-5.30pm. The place is to be announced.

Principles of the meetings

Join us in building an open, interactive and respectful atmosphere. Everyone is responsible for creating a safer space! By attending you commit to the following principles of a safer space, so that every attendee may feel as good, welcome and safe as possible:

We meet one another with an open mind, we are kind and we display gentleness and acceptance towards others and ourselves. We let everyone be themselves freely. We respect everyone's differences. We remember that we do not know everyone’s qualities, experiences and boundaries. We avoid making assumptions of others. We let everyone define their own experiences by themselves. We listen to one another and we try to understand. If we offend someone, we apologize, and we also aim to forgive others if they unintentionally offend us.