Ohjaamo provides a diverse range of services for young people under one roof, at one joint service point. In particular, Ohjaamo offers individual support to young people without a job or study place, as well as comprehensive and easily accessible training, employment and rehabilitation services.
Ohjaamo Helsinki (in Finnish)
Youth stations offer low threshold services to people aged 13–23. Support is available for young people in Helsinki who suffer from substance abuse, mood swings or internet and gambling problems.
At the young people's social work offices, social workers and social care workers provide the clients with support in coping with their everyday lives, as well as aid, advice and counselling in various problems that may arise in their lives. They help clients get the services they need, staying with them throughout the process, if necessary.
Nuorten mielenterveystalo (“Youth mental health house”) offers reliable information, self-care programmes and service guidance in matters related to mental health and substance abuse among the youth.
Nuorten mielenterveystalo (in Finnish)
At Pulmakulma (“trouble corner”), you can ask anything anonymously. Questions will be answered within a week. You can also read questions and answers posted before, answer questions other people have posted and offer tips based on your own experiences.
A chat service is also available for young people to have a private, anonymous discussion with a nurse, social worker or psychologist.
Pulmakulma (in Finnish)
Sexual health advice service Pop operates at Tyttöjen Talo (“The Girls’ House”) and has appointments available on Mondays between 2 pm and 8 pm and on Thursdays between 4 pm and 6 pm. The service is confidential.
Tyttöjen talo (in Finnish)
You can come to Poikien Talo (“The Boys’ House”) and talk about anything. If you need to talk to someone, for example about things related to becoming independent, dating, family relationships, fatherhood, bullying or substance abuse, come and visit Poikien Talo or book an appointment for a private discussion.
Poikien talo (in Finnish)
Luotsi provides young people with a range of enjoyable activities, support in different situations, new experiences, people of the same age to hang out with and help from a familiar advisor, when necessary.
At Luotsi, an individual plan of the activities, necessary support and personal goals is made for each young person together with their advisor and guardian. The advisors work together with the guardians and other adults close to the young person, such as the student welfare personnel, in matters related to school. The work focuses on the young person’s free time and taking part in groups and hobbies intended for the youth.
You can join Luotsi by contacting Luotsi’s workers in your own area. Participation in this activity is voluntary.