Study community work
The purpose of study community work is to promote and support factors protecting the well-being of students and the study community, and to decrease predisposing and triggering risk factors. Young adults make lifestyle choices that affect their lifelong well-being. Study community work aims to influence the study environment to help students make healthy choices. Community-level health promotion can lead to better results than individual health promotion.
A smoothly functioning study environment, being part of your study community, and counselling and support all promote your well-being as a student and your ability to study. Your circle of friends and the student culture also affect your lifestyle. Things like exercise, lunch habits and the use of intoxicants largely depend on your friends and the opportunities available. Study community work aims to make the study environment easy for you as a student to make choices that benefit your health.
You’ll meet us at many student events during the academic year, and you are welcome to take part in health campaigns organised by the FSHS. Our experts also give lectures at different events. We also collaborate with other partners when carrying out study environment inspections and build action models to support the well-being of study communities. These include the model for early intervention and the models for intervening in cases of harassment and substance abuse.
The FSHS has a central and connective role in the network of university welfare operators. We work together with universities, student associations, associations providing peer support for students, and other partners. Close collaboration enables us to learn more about the study communities, and this in turn also creates a firm foundation for treating individual students.