Cooperation with Congregation
TAMK's pastors are Merja Halivaara and Katriina Hallikainen. They are available for students and staff for example in the following situations:
• confidential discussions
• wellbeing at work, student wellbeing, overall wellbeing
• relationship counselling
• ceremonies, confirmation classes
• conflict situations and crises (at personal or community level)
• supervision of work
• tutor education
• trips, events
• lessons and lectures (e.g. grief, working with dying patients, time management, and values)
In addition, peer groups on e.g. grief and divorce issues, and lectures on relationship issues for adults are organised in cooperation with student health care.
TAMK's meditation room (Kuntokatu 4, S1-03) can be used by students. The room is for meditation and relaxation in the midst of the daily rush, regardless of the religious conviction. You can have further information on using the meditation room from the pastor.
Life is a journey. Sometimes the end of the road is missing, or the road seems to have a dead end. Or grief is overwhelming. Talking helps. Discussion may open new possibilities or change the view. Help is available.
Pastors can be contacted by email or by telephone:
merja.halivaara(at)evl.fi, GSM 050 587 5001
katriina.hallikainen(at)evl.fi, GSM 050 365 7595
The pastors' room is located in the Kuntokatu 4 lobby in connection with Pappila (a recreation room for TAMK staff and students).
The office, team room and campus chapel "Taivaankansi" of Tampere Evangelical Lutheran Parishes' student work are located in the Pinni B-building of the University of Tampere, address: Kanslerinrinne 1, 5th floor.