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. 

Information and support regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)


  During this period, a range of online activities will be organised. Check out the current offer and sign up now.

 For the most recent updates and measures UM is taking regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit this page.

 We offer a daily Facebook live chat to ask all your career & wellbeing questions to our Student Guidance Student Team.

 Do you have questions or concerns about your mental health during this period or are you looking for ways to improve your wellbeing? Check out our Resources and Inspiration

 Do you have questions about how your lessons and lectures will continue? Go to Online education at UM.

Wellbeing Wednesdays

 Please note: Due to the measures taken regarding the coronavirus, the Wellbeing Wednesdays are canceled for the time being. We do offer a range of online activities.

Wellbeing Wednesdays: one Wednesday each month, enitrely devoted to wellbeing. Every Wellbeing Wednesday has its own theme with matching activities: lectures, workshops, sports activities and more. 

The table below shows the themes of past and future Wellbeing Wednesdays.

Study skills & mindset 19 February 2020
Cultivating happiness 18 March 2020
Back to nature t.b.a.
Boost your wellbeing t.b.a.
Yoga, mindfulness & meditation t.b.a.

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.

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

Wellbeing Week

One of the main components of the WBM is the yearly Wellbeing Week. 

A week full of (interactive) lectures, workshops, talks and other activities centred around your wellbeing. The activities take place across the various UM locations in Randwyck and the inner city, and the programme welcomes students of all faculties. Want to know more? You can find more information about the Wellbeing Week here.

Student Wellbeing overview

UM offers a variety of support regarding your wellbeing as a student. In the Student Wellbeing overview you can find Resources and Inspiration that can be helpful to address possible challenges/distresses in your life or to find wellbeing related inspiration, discover the initiatives and plans regarding student wellbeing within UM and find more information regarding mental support at UM and in Maastricht.

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.

The QPR takes place every Thursday at the Student Services Centre (SSC) between 9:30 and 11:00 – room B1.13 and every Monday at UM Sports between 15:00 and 16:30 – physiotherapist room (immediately on your left after the main entrance).