Mental Health Support Units
Student Guidance and Psychological Counseling Center (BUREM)
Student Guidance and Psychological Counseling Center (BUREM) offers direct and indirect assistance aimed at supporting students’ psychological, social and academic development throughout their life in the university. Students who apply to the center are first given a pre-interview and are directed, in line with their needs, to available services such as ongoing group work, individual counseling, or psychiatric help. To improve the quality of university life and environment, BUREM collaborates with other student services units and relevant academic departments. In this context, the Center organizes educational events such as seminars, conferences, and panel discussions; prepares resources like leaflets and brochures and shares them on the Internet; evaluates and writes reports on the work that is being done. Student participation in the services is on voluntary basis and all work is based on the principle of confidentiality of information.
Sarıtepe Campus Student Services Unit (BUSOD)
Sarıtepe Campus Student Services Unit (BUSOD) has been established for students living and studying on Kilyos Sarıtepe Campus. As the students studying on this campus are predominantly those enrolled in the English Preparatory Division, the activities of the Unit focus on developmental and preventive work. Workshops and group work are organized to address problems frequently encountered by students; resources such as leaflets and booklets are prepared; students’ needs are analyzed. The Unit also offers short term individual counseling to students. The Unit cooperates with other units, and in particular with the Guidance and Psychological Counseling Center (BUREM), to improve the quality of life on campus. In case of emergencies, BUSOD works in cooperation with the Health Center. Voluntary participation of students and confidentiality of information are the basic principles observed in all services offered by the Unit.
Health Center Psychiatric Unit
There are two psychiatrists on duty at the Infirmary, the polyclinic service unit of the Health Center, on weekdays from 09.00 to 15.30. Although the psychiatrists provide polyclinic service during work hours, they also take part in studies concerning protection of mental health. They have primary authority to respond to psychological emergencies occurring on campus (See Guidebook for Psychiatric Emergencies).