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Mental fitness

Fitness is more than physical health alone. An equally important aspect is mental fitness. Mental fitness refers to fitness of the mind. Situations may arise at work that may lead to you feeling less strong. What you can do about them?

How are you feeling? Are you still enjoying your work and personal life? Are you sleeping well? Are you anxious? Are you a carer? Are you a working parent? Are you suffering from menopause symptoms? These are just a few examples of questions that may concern you.

With the anonymous Mirro online self-help modules, you can work independently on your mental health. You choose which modules you take and when. See the list of different modules here (in Dutch).

What is Mirro?

In the Mirro anonymous online environment you learn to deal with everyday stressful situations. The modules contain tips, exercises and films about various subjects such as sleep, work-life balance and dealing with stress at work. Other modules delve deeper into issues such as caring duties, low mood and your smartphone habits.

Get started right away

  1. Create a Mirro account with your email address (work or personal) and a name of your choice (note that the activation email may end up in your junk mail).
  2. Take the entry test.
  3. Follow the modules that appeal to you. You can start, stop and continue whenever you want.

Curious about how the modules will benefit you and what you will learn from them? The start and end tests will give you insight into your current situation and how you are developing.

To find out what you can do to stop harrassment,

When you are subjected to stressful situations for a long period of time, you run the risk of developing a burn-out. A burn-out means that you are unable to function for a long time –not only at work, but also at home. Stress can be caused by high task demands, too little autonomy at work, harassment by co-workers or supervisors, or undesirable behaviour within or outside the organisation.

Do you experience stress at work? Or do you worry that you may be headed towards a burn-out? 

Seek help now! You can for instance contact the University doctor. Anything you discuss with the doctor will remain confidential. He or she can help you find a solution that suits your situation.

The University doctors of the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department can be contacted via telephone number 071 527 8015

If you wish to learn to handle problems better or develop more resilience, one solution is to train in mental fitness. There are various online courses that you can follow at any time of day. These help you improve your mental fitness and assess your resilience level.

There are also courses involving group sessions. Many of these are fully or partially reimbursed under the supplemental insurance policies of Zorg en Zekerheid. On the Zorg en Zekerheid website you can find more information on mental fitness, tests, courses and information on refunds.

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