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Free psychological counselling for young people is becoming permanent

Free psychological counselling for young people is becoming permanent

We are aware that many young people are unfortunately struggling with anxiety and mental health on a daily basis. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the Government has decided to make the trial with free psychological counselling for young people with mild to moderate depression or anxiety permanent.

Last modified: 05.02.2021

In addition, the trial will also be expanded, so that not only young people in the age group 18-21 years can benefit from the offer, but instead all young people in the age group 18-24. It is expected that the settlement will enter into force during the second half of 2021, and that the free psychological counselling will be provided on the same terms as the regulation on compensation for psychologist treatment, with the exception that the treatment is provided without any out-of-pocket payment.

However, this permanent settlement of free psychological counselling for young people has no effect on what AAU already offers students in need of psychological counselling, since the offers we provide are already free. Only the Student Counseling Service offers psychological help on equal terms with an ordinary private psychologist, but the new settlement is not considered to have an impact on the offer provided by the Student Counseling Service, as the treatment process here is already free as well.