Counselors and Psychologist

If you run into issues of a more personal nature, that you would like to share with a professional in confidence, contact the Counseling Team.  Karen van den Berg and Dr. Soledad Santos are part of the on-campus support specialized in counseling.  If you are struggling with a decision you need to make, feeling down, stressed, or overwhelmed, while at UCR then you are welcome to make contact. The Counseling Team can refer you to the student  psychologist, for short-term support if needed.

Picture from left to right: Christine Crommelin, Christine Leedy and Karen van den Berg

Caring University

Caring Universities allows you to access free e-health programs with the support of an online coach:

  • Improving your mood
  • Stress management
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on your academic and student life

UCR is part of Caring Universities, an initiative that  aims to improve the psychological well-being of students. You may use this initiative by completing an online questionnaire. Find the invitation in your UU-student email.  The questionnaire takes about 25 minutes to complete and can be paused at any time. It contains questions about psychological problems (such as depression and anxiety), but also matters such as personality and daily routines. Due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, questions about its impact have also been added. Caring Universities will extract insights from your responses to offer you personalized advice on improving your mental health. If you’d like, you may also enroll on a free online program, aimed at improving your mood and/or reducing your stress. For more information, visit Caring Universities.

Well-Being & Skills Workshops

The Well-Being team (described below), organizes different workshops and activities for students throughout the semester on a variety of topics:

  • Communication Strategies
  • Getting Yourself on Track (Planning)
  • Healthy Living
  • Mental Health Support
  • Mindfulness
  • Navigating Life in Times of COVID
  • Studying Strategies
  • Yoga

UCR students can find the dates and sign up for any of the workshops on offer on www.ucr.nl/skills.

Well-Being Team

This is a faculty and staff team combining different perspectives and areas of expertise. The Well-Being Team raises awareness and organizes workshops and activities in support of student health and well-being. This includes coordinating with the student community.

Activities range from providing lunchtime meditation sessions to organizing get-away beach walks, awareness campaigns such as on ‘consent’, or ensuring that information is readily available for students so that they know where to go for what help.

The Well-Being Team can be contacted at wellbeingteam@ucr.nl. The members include: