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.
Mental health and substance abuse services
It is now easier for young people to get help and treatment with mental health and substance abuse concerns in Jyväskylä. Young people themselves or their relations can contact the service directly and no referrals are required. For example, loneliness, bullying and knots in family and friend relationships can be causing concerns. There may also be concerns about the use of intoxicants, gambling, lack of study or work placements or any other factor affecting everyday life.
Our services are meant for young people from 13 to 22 years old and their relatives, when there is reason for concern about
- mental state and anxiety
- sexual issues
- family crisis situations
- conflicts between young people and parents
- friendship and dating relationships
A young person can get in contact with the reception by themselves or with others, or under the guidance of other professionals.
Mental Health Clinics
To be a patient at the mental health clinic requires a visit to a general practitioner at the health centre first. It is a good idea to contact the health centre in your own area first to make an appointment to a doctor there. When needed, the doctor at the health centre will then make a referral to the mental health clinic.
More information: www.jyvaskyla.fi/mielenterveys
City Centre Mental Health Clinic (Keskustan mielenterveystoimisto)
Address: Gummeruksenkatu 7