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Activities with the Student Health Centre

At the Student Health Centre, we offer support groups and programmes about different topics related to student health. All the activities are free of charge and have been developed in order to support students who have study-related difficulties.

Students at a group activity at the Student Health Centre. Photo: Johan Persson.
Through the activities, you can learn more about a specific problem area and get advice about how to deal with it in your daily student life. Photo: Johan Persson.

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Current activities

Winter blues – how to survive the darkness

Worried about how to cope with the winter darkness? Afraid that it will affect your mood and ability to study? In that case, this activity is for you.

During three weekly sessions, you will get a better understanding of how the darkness affects our mood and general ability to cope with life. You will learn new strategies and get useful tips to be better prepared for the upcoming dark months.

Dates: 24 January, 31 January and 7 February (Wednesdays)
Time: 14:30–16:00
Place: The lounge at Stora Algatan 4, Lund (At External Relations)

If you sign up, you are expected to attend all three sessions.

Online stress management programme

Are you feeling stressed or are you worried that stress will affect your ability to study or your quality of life? In that case, the Student Health Centre offers an internet treatment that might help you. The stress management programme is intended for international students who are experiencing stress.

The programme consists of five modules, reaching over five weeks. During those weeks, you will get a chance to learn about stress and how it affects you. You will also get a better understanding of your own reactions and how to better handle the stress. To achieve this, you might have to make some changes in your life. The programme will help you identify what you need to change and how to do this.

During the online treatment, you will also learn about time management and procrastination so that you can improve your performance and live a more balanced and healthy life.

Make sure to choose 'Online stress program evaluation' under Typ av besök (Type of visit). You can find instructions in English on how to use the appointment booking system at the webpage:

Instructions on how to use the appointment booking system

Upcoming activities spring semester 2024

Procrastination group

The Procrastination Group is intended for students who have difficulty organising, or repeatedly postpone, work related to their studies. Procrastination can lead to unnecessary stress and extra work before a deadline. At worst, it can cause you to fail. If this is something you recognise, the Procrastination Group may be something for you!

The purpose of the group is to work together to reduce procrastination and receive support in behavioural change. The Procrastination Group has about 16 participants and operates throughout the academic year.

Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 14:00–16:00
Place: Online via Zoom

Please note: The registration for the Procrastination Group is closed and will open again during week 2 in 2024. 

On-campus stress management group

The Student Health Centre offers a stress group every semester where a small group of students meet three times to learn more about what stress is and how to handle it. You will also get a chance to learn more about yourself, what’s important to you and how to make the changes you need in order to succeed in your studies. 

The group is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques and mindfulness. If you sign up, you are expected to attend all three sessions. 

The number of seats is limited, so if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible.

Please note: Registration for the on-campus stress management group will be available during spring 2024.

Metacognitive Group Therapy (MCGT)

Our Metacognitive Group Therapy is based on Adrian Wells’ Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression, which has led to demonstrably effective treatments for a number of different psychiatric problems.

This group treatment for worry and rumination is aimed at remedying repetitive negative thinking, which is theoretically understood as a transdiagnostic process underlying emotional disorders. Published research on treatments based on MCT show great promise and effect sizes are generally large, with participants showing significantly less engagement in worry and rumination as well as reduced anxiety and depression symptoms by the end of treatment.

Our treatment spans over six weeks, with weekly two-and-a-half-hour sessions. The treatment is given in English, and both international and Swedish students are thus eligible to participate. Note that active participation during and in between sessions is a prerequisite. Moreover, you need an evaluation and referral from a clinician or counsellor at the Student Health Centre to be able to register.
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The treatment's group format does not involve explicit self-disclosure. The approach is structured and resembles that of a regular course. The emphasis will be on learning strategies for dealing with worry and rumination, rather than examining individual history or personal issues. By participating, you get the opportunity to gain a better understanding of your problems and adopt new strategies for dealing with them.

Please note: The registration for the Metacognitive Group Therapy is closed.

Contact information

Telephone and appointment booking

+46 (0)46-222 43 77

Monday–Wednesday, 08:30–09:30
Thursday, 08:15–08:45
Friday, 08:30–09:30

Subject to temporary changes.

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Visiting address:
Sandgatan 3

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