TUM4Mind: Boosting your mental strength for studying
TUM4Mind is a project of the Department of Student Counseling and Information at the TUM Center for Study and Teaching, dedicated to the topic of "mental health during your studies".
While studying offers many new and positive aspects, it can also bring about various challenges such as time pressure or performance pressure. Unexpected blows of fate or illnesses can cause you to be thrown off course. All of a sudden it is necessary to improvise or develop new strategies for yourself.
We are currently offering an action week during the winter semester and a workshop in the summer semester. It is our goal to create awareness for the topic of "mental health during your studies". We want to inform you about preventive support and counselling services and to offer various types of assistance at an early stage.
Offers in Summer Semester 2020
Interactive Online Forum , July 16, 2020
Psychisch fit studieren: An Online Forum for Students , Thursday, July 16, from 14:00 h to 15:30 h
Studying successfully, overcoming crisis situations, being content with your situation. Is it possible? Of course!
the TUM4Mind team and the association Irrsinnig Menschlich e.V. invite you to exchange thoughts and ideas about mental health topics associated with your studies - an important issue especially right now, in times of Corona.
During the Forum psychological experts will give advice. You will also meet students with similar concerns that managed their studies successfully and share their experience with you.
What to expect:
- Warning signals of psychological crisis situations
- Helpful coping strategies
- Places for support, help and advice at TUM
Online-Workshop | June 2020
“The psychology of a healthy goal pursuit”
Interactive online workshop in June 2020
While studying in a purely virtual environment as you are forced to do in this semester it is not always easy to motivate yourself for regular learning and studying sessions. How about some helpful input from an experienced psychologist and trainer?
In this 4-hour, interactive compact workshop, you will find out how you can set goals that neither under- nor overwhelm you. You will recognize distractions or lack of motivation on the way to your goal and will develop individual strategies for dealing with them.
This German language workshop takes place as an online session on 4 different dates. Further information and registration
More helpful online offers to support you in successfully managing this semester:
- TUM Academic Coaching by phone or video chat
- Interactive Workshops at TUM on the topics of stress management, motivation and much more
- Collections of check lists and tips for learning at home in times of Corona
- Tips & Tricks of students for students in times of Corona compiled by TUM4Health
- Support in times of psychological stress: Counselling Services of the Munich Student Union
- Professional help during urgent mental crises: The telephone crisis service for Munich and Upper Bavaria
Preview: Action Week in November 2020
We have received a lot of positive and constructive feedback on last year's action days. Participants showed a lot of interest in a repetition of the action days in 2020.
We are therefore pleased to announce the current plan: This year, the action week is expected to take place from November 23rd – 27th. We will post more detailed information about the key topics and the program outline here as it becomes available.
Review: TUM4Mind 2019
The three days were full of actions, talks, information and excitement. A lot of exchange took place, with lively sessions full of advice and discussion. Many new contacts were made, many guests and visitors came by! The action days TUM4Mind – Boost your mental strength during your studies - were all about the different challenges that are part of student life. We were there to help you with advice and action, had an open ear for your concerns and informed you about internal and external support offers. The diversified program included
- inspiring lectures on topics such as stress and self management,
- interactive workshops in small groups, which provided practical tools for your studies,
- different meeting environments, in which you could exchange ideas with like-minded people or get professional advice.
TUM4Mind 2019 was based on the successful Mental Health Action Days 2018, which were organized by Peter Finger (TUM Young Academy) and the initiators Marcel Bischofberger, Dominique de Marné and Lasse Münstermann. Thank you very much for the valuable preparatory work and support in 2019!
We would also like to send a special thank you to all the speakers and the institutions that participated as well as the colleagues of WTG@MCTS for their great commitment! The project was financially supported by the City of Munich and the Techniker Krankenkasse.