COVID-19: Well-being and support for PhDs and postdoctoral researchers

Resources to help PhD & postdoctoral researchers find social networks and/or support at Ghent University.

If you're worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on your research activities, inform the research department.


These are tough times, and it's okay to reach out. Below is a list of resources that you may find useful to help maintain your resilience and well-being.

Get in touch with your peers

Get in touch with Ghent University's support services

  •  Confidential contacts: Each faculty has people you can talk to about things like stress, conflict, or inappropriate behavior.
  • Something going on? Trustpunt is listening! : Trustpunt is a central service at Ghent University. Its confidential counselors are there for you with a listening ear, specific advice, coaching or a referral for specialized support when you need it.
  • Student medical service

Crisis support