Therapeutic work for families with infants

We support parents expecting a child or families with concerns about interaction with an infant under the age of one.

As a parent you may experience uncertainty, worry, anxiety or depressive symptoms during or after the baby is born. The infant may cry a lot or be restless or difficult to calm down or have challenges with sleeping and eating.

Therapeutic work for families with infants supports the interaction between the parent and the baby and the baby's development. Parents have the opportunity to work on their parenting skills, as well as their relationship with the infant, their partner and other loved ones.

Our forms of work include meetings with a parent and a baby as well as couple, family and group meetings. If necessary, we can make home visits.

We offer therapeutic work for families with infants if the support provided by family members or maternity and child health clinics and other basic services is not enough.

If you are interested in therapeutic work for families with infants, please contact social counselling for families with children or submit an application in Maisa.

Send a message via Maisa by selecting Social Services > Submit an Application/Services for families with children. We will respond to you within three working days. If we cannot reach you by phone, you will get a reply in Maisa.

You can also send a message using the 'Need help?' online form.

You can apply for therapeutic work for families with infants during your 20th pregnancy week, at the earliest.

The service is free of charge.
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Use the online service

I need help-online form

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Maisa online service

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Call us

Social counseling telephone service for families with children in Finnish

Open Mon-Fri 09-12
Call charge: standard telephone charges apply

Social counseling telephone service for families with children in Swedish

Open Mon 09-12
Call charge: standard telephone charges apply

Service points

Therapeutic work for families with infants in Kamppi family center

Address: Itämerenkatu 5 A, 00180 Helsinki

Therapeutic work for families with infants in Malmi

Address: Malmin asematie 3 A, 2. floor, 00700 Helsinki