The Student Counselling Centre …and what we can provide One of our aims • To make the transitional phase of coming here as short and as smooth as possible – Open doors for quick questions, need for information on where to find what, or how to solve problems occurred Services include • • • • Information Social events Practical assistance Emotional support or therapy Information • • • • • • • Health system (medical assistance) Social security system Bureaucracies Job market Way things are organised around here Spare time activities Culture, climate, etc Information • Where to buy what (what is cheap where) • Regular info e-mails, including info of events taking place • Norwegian Spring Holidays Social Events • Party at driv Friday at 8pm – Mid week discounts on beer/wine (35,-/150,-) • Ski rental at Kraft – Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm – Cost: NOK 300 + deposit NOK 400, cash only • Welcome back the sun celebration • International Coffee/Tea Hour • Winter Activity Day Town events • TIFF 18-24 January • Northern Lights Festival 28 January-6 February (This year: Russia/East Europe) • Sami Week 2-8 February • Second Hand Markets every first Saturday of the month, Culture House Practical Assistance • Translation of letters • Obtaining appointments (making phone calls), to e.g. doctors, dentists or social security offices. • Budgeting assistance • Making support letters – Family reunifications – Holiday visas to other countries – Kindergarten/housing, etc. Emotional support • Counselling and psychological therapy – Problems in life that can affect studies and well being (anxieties, depressions, sadness, grief, eating disorders, long term illness, pregnancy, etc.) – Assistance with feelings of not coping with studies or exams Emotional support • Therapy groups – Exam – Grief – Oral presentations – Depression management – Mindfulness (stress management) Where are we? • Basement of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Education building (HSL-fak) • Entrance vis-à-vis bus stop Who are we? The Receptionist: • Benedikte: [email protected] 1 Counsellor for international students: • Line: [email protected] + 3 counsellors and 3 psychologists How to get in touch: • Office Hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Fri • Make appointments via e-mail, phone or with Benedikte at the reception • Drop-in Hours: Mon-Fri 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Last but not least • • • • Service is confidential And free of charge Easy accessibility policy Welcome!