Wellbeing Movement UM
The Wellbeing Movement (WBM) is an initiative promoting physical and mental wellbeing at Maastricht University (UM). We are here to give you tools towards a healthy and happy student life.
UM Spring Wellbeing Days
From 19 to 22 April, there were more than 20 activities at various locations in and around the University during the UM Spring Wellbeing Days. We had lots of fun and it was well attended.
UM Wellbeing Week 2023
Mid November it will be time for the yearly Wellbeing Week. A week full of events with an inspiring opening lecture and a closing film on the big screen. Make sure to mark you calendar for November 2023!
In the meantime make sure to check out our Instagram page.
"It was nice to be engaged in activities and meet with other students."
"My stress and anxiety reduced as I was in an activity with my friends. I also met new ones and we exchanged our thoughts. I’m alone here so these activity let me have more social contact and give me a lot of energy and positiveness."
"The activities helped to decrease stress and therefore it had a positive impact on my wellbeing."
"A good reminder to take care of myself, being more mindful of my emotions, thoughts and body."
Highlights of the Spring Wellbeing Days 2023
Have you always wanted to try a course in yoga, dancing, or anything else but didn't know when or where? This is your chance! Throughout the year, we organise several Wellbeing Series: (short) courses of weekly workshops for you to try and maybe even find a new hobby!
UM Community events
Do you find it difficult to take time for yourself? Do you need a mindful break, or a responsible way out of study avoidance? Do you want to be able to work on skills that will benefit your study and personal life in a stress-free place?
The WBM offers you the chance to make use of The Mindfulnest. In this lovingly made, stimulus-free space, you are the focus.
You can find a Mindfulnest in the Innercity library in the wellbeing space and the library in Randwyck at FHML.
Student wellbeing overview
UM offers a variety of support regarding your wellbeing as a student. Check out the student wellbeing overview to discover the initiatives and plans regarding student wellbeing within UM and find more information regarding mental support at UM and in Maastricht.
Resources and inspiration
We've colleted a lot of resources and inspiration that can be helpful to address possible challenges/distresses in your life or to find wellbeing related inspiration.
Quick Psychological Referral (QPR)
Whether you are struggling with where to go for psychological help, need help deciding which lecture or workshop to choose or you've got another question concerning your mental health, you can sign up for a QPR with a UM psychologist.
One Wednesday a month, entirely focused on your well-being. Each Wellbeing Wednesday has its own theme with appropriate activities: lectures, workshops, sports activities and more.
The events are open to all students and also to staff members. An extensive programme is put together each month for you to discover - online and on-campus.