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. 

Wellbeing Week

Every year, the Wellbeing Movement organizes the Wellbeing Week: a week full of workshops, talks and other activities centered around YOU. The events are open and free for students of all faculties and also for staff. An extensive programme is being put together for you to discover for the next Wellbeing Week, so stay tuned via our socials. 

The Mindfulnest

Do you find it difficult to take time for yourself? Do you need a mindful break, or a responsible way of study evasive behaviour? Do you want to be able to work on skills that benefit your study life and your private life in a stress-free place?

From May 3, the WBM offers you the opportunity to use The Mindfulnest. In this lovingly made, stimulus-free cabin the focus is completely on you.

More information about The Mindfulnest

Wellbeing Wednesdays

One Wednesday each month, entirely devoted to wellbeing. Every Wellbeing Wednesday has its own theme with matching (online) activities: lectures, workshops, sports activities and more. 

The events are open for students of all faculties and also for staff. An extensive programme is put together each month for you to discover - online and on campus.

Upcoming Wellbeing Wednesdays:

  • New dates will be added soon!

UM Community events

UMc is a space where everyone from the UM is welcome. Our goal is to integrate the diverse community of the UM and give everyone a space to meet interesting people from different faculties and take part in fun events while improving your wellbeing. 

Upcoming UMc events:

 New dates will be added soon!

Other suggestions

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.

 Go to the Student Wellbeing Overview

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.


 Go to Resources & 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.

 Go to QPR

Online monitor

We need your input!
As part of the WBM, we developed a monitor to gain insight in what factors may contribute to student wellbeing within UM. The higher the response rate, the more constructively we can work on developing new initiatives. Anonymity is fully guaranteed, and the questionnaire will take only ten minutes. This project has been approved by the Ethical Review Committee Psychology and Neuroscience.

 Fill in the online monitor
We thank you in advance for your cooperation. In case of questions or remarks, feel free to contact us.