A bit of background information
Frisse Gedachtes is a student movement that wants to improve student well-being. It does that by offering three free services. Firstly, a chat platform on which students can chat anonymously with psychology students and experience experts. Secondly, it offers the possibility to be randomly linked to a fellow student in order to be able to take a walk together. Third, it organises events to make student-wellbeing more open to discussion.
Use Frisse Gedachtes
How do I register?
One of the things we do is offering an online platform where you can chat anonymously with fellow students. They offer a listening ear for free. The platform is not a substitute for psychological help. Clicking on the link below will take you to the platform.
You can choose which buddy you prefer to have contact with. You can talk to the same buddy for a long period of time, so you can build a deeper relationship. You can also switch buddies later.
All of our buddy's followed some trainings that we have selected. One of them, for example, is a training in active listening.
You can remain completely anonymous, you do not have to provide any personal data about yourself.
Very nice! I was able to tell my story here for the first time and that made me feel relieved.
My buddy from Frisse Gedachtes listens without judging. I definitely recommend Frisse Gedachtes.
My buddy listens very sincerely. This allowed me to talk openly about what I was dealing with.
Nice new initiative for students to talk to fellow students in difficult times, free and anonymously. As a clinical psychologist and a mother of two young adults, I regularly see that it can be difficult for young people to share emotional or social problems with friends or family. There is also a high barrier to seeking professional help from a general practitioner or a student psychologist. A live or chat conversation with a trained volunteer offers contact, a listening ear and a sounding board.
Prof. JB Prins, professor of Medical Psychology
Is the platform free?
Yes. Students can contact psychology students and experts by experience on our platform for free. They offer a listening ear and practical tips if you need it.
How do I register?
Above is the button with which you access the platform. Create an anonymous account and then choose the buddy that suits you best. Leave a message and your buddy will respond as soon as possible.
What can I expect?
Your buddy will respond to your message as soon as possible. Then the contact begins. You talk about the things that are bothering you and your buddy listens to and supports you. You are anonymous via chat.
What if my complaints are too complex?
If your complaints are too complex, you will be referred to a student psychologist or another suitable place. The buddies are there to provide a listening ear and do not offer therapy. Nevertheless, the platform can be a good addition to a psychologist's therapy.
We also organise walks!
Frisse Gedachtes Walks
Since a few weeks, we have started with Frisse Gedachtes Walks! Via the sites below you sign up to take a walk with another student from your university (of applied sciences). Click below on the places where we are already active. There you will find more information and you can easily register!
Number of registrations!
Board of Eindhoven
Meet the board of Eindhoven! From left to right are: Coen van Spaendonck, Joëlla Schouwenaar and Aiik Biermans!
Board of Amsterdam
Meet the board of Amsterdam! From left to right are: Rick Hollestelle, Guus Bleumer, Nina van Veen and Jelle Velseboer!
Board of Utrecht
Meet the board of Utrecht! From left to right are: Mats Lalieu, Pien Kiliaan, Milou Back, Nynke Rijpkema and Cista Rombout!
Board of Rotterdam
Meet the board of Eindhoven! From left to right are: Eva Verweij, Jacomijne van der Gijp, Charlotte Krist, Vincent Uelen and Maud van Winden!
Board of Leiden
Meet the Leiden board! From left to right are: Ezra de Leeuw, Caro van Goeverden and Lisa van Dijk!
Board of Wageningen
Meet the Wageningen board! From left to right are: Florine Gerridzen, Amy van Dorrestein, Loris Monasso, Aimee Chan and Lennart Menssink!
Meet our team!
Boertien Vergouwen Overduin is the top agency in the field of training, education and coaching in the Netherlands. For example, they offer training programs in leadership and personal effectiveness. They support Frisse Gedachtes by guiding Sem, Sam and Thomas in a personal training program.
Register as a volunteer
On the right you can sign up to help us. We can use your help for different things.
You can register if you are interested in being a buddy, want to help setting up Frisse Gedachtes in your own city, want to become a buddy supervisor, want to be invited to events, want to help the national board.
Students are helping, because they want to bring student wellbeing to the attention, but also because we are a student movement that wants to do this together. Moreover it is a nice opportunity to combine all this with learning lots of new things.
Unfortunately we are not longer looking for buddy's from Rotterdam.
If the form does not work well on your phone please click on this link:
Tel.: Sem (Promotion, FG Netherlands): +31 (0) 6 29321493
Tel.: Thomas (External affairs): +31 (0) 627103136
Tel. Sam (Buddy-affairs, judicial affairs, financial): +31 (0) 6 34419006
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