Winter op de campus
Winter op de campus

Support during the holidays

The holidays are a time to look forward to for many, but for just as many people they are also difficult days. It is completely understandable if you feel the need for some extra support during this period.

During the holidays, Radboud University's student counsellors will not be available for some time. Nevertheless, you are not alone. Are you looking for some company or advice, or are you worried about someone else? Read more about where to go for (self-)help.

Social activities in the Student Chaplaincy

Are you not going home for Christmas? Or do you just want to spend some time getting to know other students during the holidays? You are welcome to join the activities in the Student Chaplaincy on 24, 25 or 26 December. Check out the full programme here. 

Self-help with Gezondeboel

For the holidays, the platform Gezondeboel offers the free self-help programme ‘Gemis bij speciale momenten' in which you get advice on dealing with missing someone during special moments. Using videos, you prepare for a special moment in the best possible way, get advice on how to deal with loss during this moment, and learn how to eventually look back on this period.

Unfortunately, this programme is in Dutch. Gezondeboel however offers more self-help programmes about (mental) health. Through this platform, you can learn more about topics such as loneliness, performance pressure, or finding a good balance between studying and social activities. Create a free account with your Radboud e-mail address. Sign up for Gezondeboel here.

Need a chat?

Talking about things that bother you can bring a sense of relief. That's why you can chat or call a trained volunteer for free via the Alles Oké (‘Everything Okay’) support line. Everything is discussable and completely anonymous whenever you feel the need. Visit or call 0800-0450.


Do you need immediate help with your health, and is the situation very urgent? Please contact your GP immediately. Outside office hours, call the Nijmegen GP post: 0900- 8880. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the 113 suicide prevention helpline via telephone number 113 or visit  Also contact them if you are seriously worried about someone else.