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Psychiatric nurses working as part of the pupil and student support services team offer support to young people under the age of 18 and their families with mental health, drug, alcohol, gaming and gambling addiction issues. If you feel that you need help with any of these issues, you can get in touch with the nurses directly. Alternatively, contact can be initiated by a teacher or school nurse, however, staff must discuss this with you or a member of your family first.

Our psychiatric nurses work directly with clients, including individuals, families, groups and networks, but they also carry out preventative work on drug, alcohol and mental health issues in schools and further education institutions. They are also on hand to provide advice and guidance to other professionals, who may come across young people facing mental health or addiction issues in their day-to-day work. In the Jyväskylä region, when children under the age of 18 are referred for a drug and alcohol assessment by the police, these will be carried out by our team of specialist nurses in consultation with doctors. 

You do not need a referral to make an appointment to see a psychiatric nurse as part of the pupil and student support service.  All our services are free and confidential.


If your enquiry relates to schools and pupils attending basic education, please contact us on Tuesdays, 10:00–12:00, tel. 014 266 0996.

For upper secondary schools and students under the age of 18, please contact us on Tuesdays 10:00–12:00, tel. 014 266 3556

Mental health