Student wellbeing - Häme University of applied sciences
Student wellbeing
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Spring 2021

Student Wellbeing Services are available normally. Contact us by email or phone. Appointments can be arranged via Teams, Zoom  or face to face on any HAMK campus. 


There are many things that affect our wellbeing. To feel good, we need things in our everyday life, such as work, hobbies, challenges, social relationships and happiness. As said in HAMK’s strategy, HAMK cares for its students and puts effort in their wellbeing.

To support students’ wellbeing, HAMK offers the services of a special needs teacher, student counselling psychologist and coordinator of sport services. They work in all HAMK’s campuses in cooperation with tutor teachers, study counsellors, nurses, pastors and everyone connected to student services.

If the students feel that they need some support and want to talk with someone in full confidentiality, they can contact our student wellbeing staff. The need for support may include problems with studies, life crises, learning difficulties, relationship issues, economical problems, depression, stressing, intoxicants, eating, sexual issues etc.

The best way to contact the student wellbeing staff is via email. The email addresses and telephone numbers can be found at the end of this page. Appointments can also be made via student counsellors or school nurses.

Student wellbeing services also offer some additional studies during the academic year. The selection of the studies can be found below.

Coordinator of sport services can be contacted regarding anything related to HAMK sports. The coordinator can give guidance to different activities or even create a training programme for you.

Contact student counselling psychologist if you have difficulties e.g. with coping, stress or motivation on your studies. Or you need tips on your time management or self efficacy. Psychologist can provide individual conversation support and guidance on 1-5 appointments. If you need psychological health care or therapy, you should contact health care services.

The special needs teacher works as a contact person for equality in studies. He is also responsible for organising special arrangements for students who need support in studying. Special arrangements are also available for people who apply to study at HAMK in their entrance examination. The link to the form for applying to special arrangements can be found at the end of this page. You can also contact special needs teacher if you need support or tips for example on your study techniques, time management or other study skills.

Contact information and appointments

Appointments/ counselling

Coordinator of sport services
Jari Virtanen
tel. +35840 7355 653

Student counselling psychologist
Maija Partanen
tel. +35850 4063 124

Special needs teacher
Samu Toivonen
tel. +35850 5776 312


Application for special arrangements (entrance examinations)

Special arrangement application for entrance examination (docx)



Student health care

Accessibility and special arrangements