Aalto chaplains provide services for everyone at Aalto
In their work, the Aalto chaplains encounter both students and staff and they are available to all members of the Aalto community regardless of religion or worldview. You can also turn to them if you need help in finding others who share your religion.
You can contact the Aalto chaplains whenever you want to speak to someone in confidence about anything related to work, personal relationships or your life situation in general. Aalto chaplains have a strict confidentiality obligation. Life is made up of various areas, which are not always easily compatible. If you feel like your life is a never-ending series of tasks, it might be a good idea to stop for a minute to think about your current resources. In the best-case scenario, the Aalto chaplains’ work is preventive: it is better to start organizing your thoughts or making changes to your life situation when you still have the energy to look ahead. It is also easier to try out new ways of managing your life when you are still able to function. While it is sometimes enough to talk to a friend or relative, getting ‘outside help’ can open up new perspectives.
You can also turn to the Aalto chaplains in time of grief, whether related to a personal loss or an event affecting the whole workplace community.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Aalto chaplains regarding any major or minor questions in life. You can book an appointment by email or telephone.
Under an agreement between Aalto and the Espoo Parish Union, Aalto has two university chaplains, known also as Aalto chaplains at Otaniemi. The Aalto chaplains’ office is located at the Undergraduate Centre in room M136 and room M138.
Anu Morikawa (away for academic year 2023-24)
p.050 4644 375 (you can reach her substitute via this number during September 2023)
The second Aalto-chaplain will start in October 2023.
You may contact the university chaplain, Jaana Pietiläinen, when you feel you need a heart-to-heart conversation and support for any kind of question of life.
University Chaplain Jaana Pietiläinen
Mobile: +358 400 143 269
E-mail: [email protected]
University Chaplains’ Open office at Aalto Mikkeli Campus (normally the 1st Tuesday of the month) at 11.30-13.00. You can find Jaana from the 2nd floor conference room during her open office.
- Spring 2023 dates: 10 January, 7 February, 7 March, 4 April and 9 May
The Lutheran Parish of Mikkeli has international events and information can be found from their website: International activities - Mikkelin tuomiokirkkoseurakunta.
Starting Point of Wellbeing
The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students easy access to counselling and advice on matters of well-being and study ability. The services available to you include drop-in (no reservation) advising/counselling sessions, peer support groups, and online materials. You can also make an appointment to receive individual counselling.
Wellbeing Desk for Aalto personnel
Wellbeing Desk is a low-threshold service point for Aalto's entire personnel, where you can get advice and service guidance in matters related to wellbeing at work and work ability.