Where can I get help if I need it?

Finnish Student Health Service FSHS

The mission of FSHS is to provide student health services in accordance with the Health Care Act to university students completing a basic degree. You can get more information about FSHS and about booking an appointment here.
Student healthcare services include, for example, the following entities:

  • promoting and monitoring the health and safety of the educational institution’s study environment and the well-being of the study community
  • monitoring and promoting students’ health and well-being as well as their ability to study
  • health checks according to individual needs
  • organizing health and medical services
  • mental health and substance abuse work
  • promotion of sexual health
  • oral health care
  • early identification of the student’s need for special support or research, as well as supporting the student and, if necessary, directing the student to further research or treatment

Nyyti ry

Nyyti ry is a national Finnish non-profit organization, which purpose is to support students’ mental health. Their activities include, for example, discussion groups and life skills courses.

MIELI ry’s Crisis Hotline 09 2525 0116. Opening hours:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays 11 am-3 pm,
  • Wednesdays 1 pm-4 pm and 5 pm-9 pm
  • Thursdays 10 am-3 pm
  • Fridays 9 am – 1 pm

You can also find a comprehensive list of mental health services available to students on Nyyti’s website.

Specialist Help

Have you experienced accessibility problems or unequal treatment in Haaga-Helia? Let us know by filling out our Specialist Assistance form. Describe your problem clearly and concretely. From the form, the information is passed on to our experts, after which they will contact you and help you solve the situation or problem.

In cases of discrimination and harassment, you can also contact Helga’s harassment contact person (hairintayhdyshenkilo@helga.fi). You can find more information about specialist help and the contact form from here.

Sport services

Do you exercise enough? As a member of Helga, you have access to the versatile Zone sports services both on campuses and online! The class schedule includes for example pilates, yoga, body maintenance, and core workout. The Sports Pass also includes a license to use the Yogobe online yoga service as well as fitness and exercise rooms at polytechnics. You can use the services from Helga’s customer service!

Is it difficult to start exercising? The Finnish Student Sports Federation OLL, has compiled tips on these questions among other things. You can read them in OLLs website.


Haaga-Helia’s wellbeing services

Study psychologists

The goal of Haaga-Helia’s preventive services is to support the flow of studies, the student’s well-being and psychological coping. At the study psychologist’s reception, the student’s situation is examined and structured, and new perspectives are sought. The service is preventive and is intended for degree students from all Haaga-Helia campuses who have challenges directly related to their ability to study. For example, problems with motivation, study skills, stress or time management. You can also get in touch if you have challenges that indirectly affect your ability to study, such as a stressful life situation or mild coping challenges that appear for the first time in your life. You can find contact information for study psychologists here.

Study coaches

Study coaching is intended for Haaga-Helia students whose absorption in studies has begun to weaken. The study coach offers guidance and support for promoting studies and coping with studies. Coaching can deal with, for example, the scheduling of studies and everyday life, mapping one’s own strengths and developing one’s own study techniques, or going through the emotions evoked by studies. Study coaching is confidential, short-term, and meetings are always tailored individually with the student. You can find contact information for study coaches here.

Special needs teacher

There are three special needs teachers in Haaga-Helia, who give special guidance for learning in questions relating to, for example, dyslexia. Special needs teachers support the progress of your studies together with academic advisors and other teaching staff. They will provide you with a form to arrange special support for your studies. They will also conduct reading tests if needed. More information about specialist needs teachers and their contact information you gan find from here.

University chaplain

University chaplain is available for you if you wish to have a confidential discussion on anything relating to life. Joy, longing, sorrow or something pleasant, everyday life or anything that’s on your mind can be discussed with the chaplain. The discussions are confidential and the university chaplain is bound by professional confidentiality. The basis is that everyone’s personal view and opinions on world and spirituality are respected. You can contact a university chaplain also when planning a baptism, marriage or blessing the grave.


Marjut “Maikki” Mulari
marjut.mulari@evl.fi / 0504685086
Instagram: @pastorimaikki

The reception is mainly in Pasila campus (2nd floor, room 2005d). You can also schedule an appointment to other campuses via email, phone or social media. You can also follow or approach Maikki on Instagram @pastorimaikki. 

It is recommended to schedule an appointment in advance by e-mail or phone.


Claus Ståhlberg, Pastor of the Porvoo Swedish Parish Union, email: claus.stahlberg (at) evl.fi, tel. +358 40 134 2255
No reception hours on campus. The chaplain can be reached through email or by phone.


The priests of other campuses can be used when needed.