Wellbeing and Coping

Students should take care of their overall well-being during studies. Social interaction and exercise, for example, keep your spirits up and give you strength. People in good physical condition are able to withstand stress better. Sufficient rest and a versatile diet are connected to strong memory functions, which are directly reflected in study performance. Overall well-being is manifested in how well a person copes in life and their studies in a broader sense.

Studies include periods when the amount of work is great and the pressure mounts, and it is only natural to experience variations in the level of coping. If you feel that you can no longer cope, you should remember that you are not alone and seek help. You can contact your tutors, mentors, career tutor, study counsellor, the JAMK study psychologist or the school pastor. In addition, student health services can help with problems related to mental health.

You can also contact Nyyti ry, a non-profit association that promotes mental well-being, health and life management for students. No issue is too small or large, you can always contact Nyyti.


Student Wellness Group

The well-being of the students of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences is planned, implemented and evaluated by a Student Wellness Group. The Student Wellness Group is made up of the key actors of JAMKO's and JAMK's counselling and student health services. The plan devised by the Student Wellness Group is examined yearly to target its operations in accordance with current needs.

The Early Intervention Model

JAMK University of Applied Sciences employs the early intervention model for students. The model’s premise is that we are all responsible for the well-being of the members of our community. The model for early intervention includes:

  • the identification and prevention of mental health and substance abuse problems
  • operational guidelines for broaching concerns
  • operational guidelines for intervening in substance abuse problems
  • practices for referral to treatment, monitoring and documentation.

The documents drafted to support the process have been attached to the model.

Early intervention model Early intervention model for students of JAMK: mental health and substance abuse problems (dotx) Open

Operating Model for Addressing Inappropriate Treatment and Bullying

  1. A student reports inappropriate treatment or bullying, or bullying is observed. In threatening situations, contact security or the emergency number 112 immediately.
  2. Raising the concern:
    The student talks to the person they feel most comfortable talking to about the matter. Any member of the community can bring up concerns they observe. The situation is addressed without delay, and the essential facts are written down.
  3. Discussion with the parties concerned.
  4. The situation is not resolved:
    The inappropriate treatment and bullying continue, or the situation requires addressing immediately. The student writes down what happened.
  5. Raising the concern (see section 2).
  6. Hearing and mediation:
    As a student, you can submit a request for mediation by email sovittelu(at)jamk.fi. Relevant inquiries and consultations (eg from career tutors regarding inappropriate treatment or bullying) may also be addressed to that email. Professional secrecy and confidentiality guide the activity.
  7. The situation is not resolved (see section 4).
  8. Sanctions and consequences:
    The student informs the mediator. The Unit Director hears the concerned parties and drafts a proposal to the Rector about the sanctions and consequences. A memorandum is drafted about the discussion.

Please, see the hole operating model from the document below.

Prevention of inappropriate treatment Prevention of inappropriate treatment and bullying of students at JAMK University of Applied Sciences (pdf) Open