Psychological support at SKH

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We, the students of the Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) write this petition to
demand mental health care in our school. It will be sent out to our school's perfects to discuss and take action.
Studying in an art programme demands a lot from one's psyche. Working with your
body and mind and digging into your sensitivity on a daily basis is often hard to handle,
especially if there are no tools to deal with the impacts.And of course now, covid-19 has made things even more complicated and heavy.
The student health care system for the university students in Stockholm (Studenthälsan)
is not enough to cover the needs of our students. There have been incidents of people
in need of urgent help that had to queue three months to meet a psychologist. This is
not helpful, and the students are left unsupported. Having a therapist available in our
campus, with the understanding of the art context, would support our students to sustain
their holistic health during their study time at SKH. There would be less absence from
classes, less study breaks and less quitting of studies.
We need a full-time employed therapist in our school to make our studying and future in
the art field easier.

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