Are you concerned about what's happening in Ukraine? Help is available
You can get support in situations where, for example, international incidents arouse concern.
The City of Vantaa's Social Emergency and Crisis Center provides acute crisis help in shocking life situations every day around the clock. The customer him/herself, or his/her relative or friend can seek help. The services are free of charge. tel. 09 8392 4005.
UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) has put together instructions for parents for how to talk with children about scary events taking place in the world. You will find the instructions on UNICEF’s website, (available in Finnish and Swedish).
If you need discussion help, you can, for instance, contact Mieli Mental Health Finland’s services:
- The crisis helpline serves in Finnish 24/7, tel. 09 2525 0111. The Swedish helpline’s phone number is 09 2525 0112, the Arabic-language helpline’s phone number is 09 2525 0113, available during emergency duty hours.
- The Sekasin chat—targeted at the young—is open every day: Mon-Fri at 9:00-24:00, Sat-Sun at 15:00-24:00.
- Tukinet’s Solmussa chat—targeted at adults—is open on Mon-Thurs at 15:00-19:00.
- Crisis centers all over Finland provide discussion help face-to-face or by remote access, mieli.fi/kriisikeskusverkosto