Inform new students about the WHO study on students' well-being

24 March 2023

Since 2021, Umeå University participates in a WHO project on students' mental health. We kindly ask employees who meet this spring's first-semester undergraduate programme students, to provide the students with information in advance.

Several studies indicate that students often experience stress, anxiety, depression and feel anxious about not being able to complete their studies. To get a clearer picture of how our students are doing and to eventually develop digital forms of support, Umeå University participates on behalf of the University management in a WHO project on students' mental health.

Health survey for students in April

All undergraduate programme students taking their first semester in the spring of 2023, will be invited to a health survey on 11 April. On 4 April, the same students will receive an email with initial information about the project and the health survey.

How you as an employee can contribute

To increase the response rate, we need additional help to distribute information in advance. Therefore, we kindly ask you who meet the spring 2023 first-semester undergraduate programme students, to provide them with information in advance by posting the following text on relevant learning platforms:

How are you feeling, as a student?
On 11 April, you will receive an email with the subject (in Swedish) "Hur har du det? WHO-enkät till dig som är student". The email will contain a link to a health survey. Regardless of how you feel when you receive the survey, your answers are important to us so that we will be able to develop helpful forms of support for our students. Approximately on 4 April, you will receive an email with more information. You can also read more here.

The information can be posted on the learning platforms as soon as possible but no later than 31 March, and be removed after 11 April. If you need the text above in English, please switch to the Swedish version of this page.

Do you want to know more about the project?

On the student website, we have gathered information about the project which is also available for you as an employee.

If you have further questions, you are welcome to contact Ann-Kristin Sandström, Student Services Office/Student Health Service.

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