Speedcoaching - Januari 15 (Blue Monday)

Monday, January 15, 2024 ('Blue Monday')

January 15, 'Blue Monday': Supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Perhaps you're feeling a bit less motivated than at the start of the year, it's dark both when you open and close your laptop, and well, it's Monday – not exactly everyone's favorite day of the week.

But maybe this day is also an opportunity to pause. To take a moment and give some extra attention to yourself. How are you doing? Is there anything you need right now? Can you allow yourself an extra break today? For example, take an additional moment for yourself or connect with friends? Remember, it's okay to slow down from time to time. Taking good care of ourselves enables us to better face the challenges that everyday life (especially student life!) brings. It's a way to build resilience and balance.

Could you use some assistance with this? We are happy to help you take a moment to reflect on how you are doing. You can book a speed coaching session with one of our coaches. In a 30-minute coaching session, you can talk to an experienced coach about what's on your mind or what’s bothering you in terms of (mental) well-being. How do you take care of your mental health? How do you deal with worries and stress? How do you relate to all that's happening in the world? And how do you meet new people or find a good study routine?

Even if you don't have a specific question but just want to explore if coaching can be something for you, you’re more than welcome. 

For whom?

All students of the Faculty of Medicine and the Graduate School of Life Sciences.


Hijmans van den Berghbuilding (room is different for every coach) or a ‘walking session’. You choose!


Monday January 15, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (30 min. per session).


Dutch or English


Plan a session for yourself via this link. The various coaches are eager to engage in conversations with you, and you can approach all of them with the same questions or topics. Below, you can read more about them and make a slightly more targeted choice if you wish.