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P-NUT: ‘Working overtime is considered the norm’

‘The university should be more proactive, not just extinguish fires,’ says P-NUT, the PhD Network of the University of Twente. It’s their reaction to the latest Arbo Unie’s Annual Review 2019, which also mentions the recommendation to ‘offer PhD students readily accessible, ongoing support’.

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Psychological complaints main cause of UT absence

Psychological complaints were once again the most significant cause of absence through illness in 2019, says the annual review of the UT’s Occupational Health Service Arbo Unie. The BMS Faculty is specifically mentioned as having a high number of referrals to the psychologist.

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Half of PhDs report mental health issues due to corona

The PhD Network of the University of Twente (P-NUT) has conducted a survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on UT doctoral candidates. Its results show that 50% of them expect delays due to mental health issues and that 75% of the respondents are less productive working from home.

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UT wants to strengthen the supply of student well-being

The UT is reserving almost a hundred thousand euro for early identification of problems and prevention among students who suffer from stress, depression or anxiety complaints. This is stated in the new plan for student well-being.

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UT wil aanbod studentenwelzijn versterken

De UT trekt bijna een ton uit voor vroege signalering van problemen en preventie bij studenten die kampen met stress-, depressie- of angstklachten. Dat staat in het nieuwe plan van aanpak voor studentenwelzijn.

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Making mental healthcare more inclusive

A UT research team led by Matthijs Noordzij is starting a project to design ‘compassionate’ technology for mental healthcare. ‘Over a million people seek out mental healthcare in the Netherlands every year. Waiting lists are long, costs are high. Technology has been designed to help these patients, but successful implementation has proven difficult,’ explains Noordzij.

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Depression and anxiety among 80 percent of UT students

A staggering 80 percent of UT students suffers from stress, depression or anxiety issues, according to a large-scale study among 1700 UT students. The problems are the worst for female, international and LGBT students.

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Angst en depressie bij tachtig procent UT-studenten

Tachtig procent van de UT-studenten kampt met stress-, depressie-, of angstklachten. Dat blijkt uit een grootschalig welzijnsonderzoek onder bijna 1700 UT-studenten. Bij vrouwelijke, internationale en LHBT-studenten zijn de problemen het grootst.

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Mental Health Conference

‘It is time to break the stigma’

The first Mental Health Conference by ESN Twente was held yesterday in DesignLab. The international student organization dedicated the event to representing the voice of students. It introduced a series of Ted-Talk-like presentations meant to help, inform and remove the taboo around anxiety and depression.