Goodies - Student wellbeing advisers

The Goodies, or wellbeing advisers, are there for you when you need someone to talk to.

The Goodie wellbeing advisers are there for you when you need someone to talk to. They are University staff members, who have been selected and trained to support the wellbeing of students. They are not therapists or psychologists but they are there to listen and to guide the students to the right place for help. You can come with any issue or problem and discussions are always kept confidential.

Goodie advisers can help you find information on how to promote and enhance your own wellbeing, put you in touch with available peer support groupd and share ideas on how to build your own support network. If needed, they will guide you further to find a solution for your situation. Don't worry alone - come and talk to your Goodie!

Read more about the Goodie operating model.

Goodies at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is one of the pilot faculties of the University of Jyväskylä to introduce the Goodie operating model for international students. The first Goodies, Sanna and Katja, have been trained and they have started their work in the beginning of autumn semester 2015. The email address of the Goodies of the is goodie-sport@jyu.fi. Do not hesitate to contact us in anything that bothers you. We are here for you! :)


Katja Pylkkänen

Hello! I work as the Education Coordinator at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences. My office is in Viveca, VIV229. I have been working at the faculty for over 10 years. I have also studied in an English Master's programme and completed one student-exchange period abroad.


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Sanna Väisänen

I work as the International Coordinator of the Faculty, and my office is in the Liikunta Building, L 318. I have been working with international students for over 10 years. During my studies back in the 1990's, I completed a study abroad period twice, first for student exchange and then for an international internship.