Happiness in corona times

During these times of the corona pandemic, we are home quite often and have less social interaction. Luckily, this Saturday the annual Dutch Happiness Week starts. This is an initiative of Park Theater, Fontys and Breda University of Applied Sciences. From the 13th till 21st of March, all kinds of offline and online events on happiness and mental health will take place. For the first time, TINT also organizes some of those events this year.

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“Our events in the Dutch Happiness Week focus on connecting with each other,” says Arantja Rosalina from TINT. TINT organizes activities at the TU/e about culture and the meaning of life. Making a connection with other people can help to improve your mental health. Rosalina says that the activities from TINT focus on students. Students following classes from behind their laptop because the universities are closed. They see far less people than before the pandemic, and loneliness lures.


TINT searches the connection between people by organizing a couple of workshops. “Next to online events, we also organize offline events – of course with the corona measures in mind.” During the activities, TINT’s goal is to not only create interaction between people, but it also tries to answer questions like: “How do I keep my friends close during corona times? And how do I make new friends?”


Besides the TINT events during the week, you can also follow plenty of other workshops that may improve your happiness. Examples are lectures about sustainability, education and your career. Also a couple of comedians and theater producers like Tjerk Ridder will take part in the events. You can subscribe on the website.

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