The purpose of family counselling is to support families with children in different challenging life situations. In children’s matters, the services are mainly meant for children under the age of 13.
Family Counselling employs psychologists, social workers and a children’s psychiatrist, who usually meet families in work pairs. Jyväskylä's Family Counselling serves residents of the following municipalities: Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Joutsa, Laukaa, Luhanka, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka and Uurainen.
Families can contact the family counselling directly. No referral is needed.
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.
If a child's parents are not married at the moment of the child's birth, the mother is registered as the only parent.
You can acknowledge paternity at a maternity cilinic only during pregnancy. After the child's birth, paternity is acknowledged at an appointment with a child welfare officer.
Custody, living arrangements, right of access and maintenance
When a child is born while his or her parents are married, both parents are his or her guardians. If the parents are not married, the mother is the sole guardian of the child.
15.6.–8.9.2019 Art Museum Gallery
Three years have passed since I came to Finland. The light, and the interweave of waters and forests captivated me and continue to fascinate me. In Japan I thought a lot about the power of nature and I tried to express its limitless strength in abstract images. I was looking for new ways of expression using metal, textiles and oxidants along side traditional Japanese painting mediums. But my experience of Finnish nature gave me new inspiration and completely changed me.
When completed, Hippos will become the most prominent Nordic center of exercise, sport, top-level sport, health promotion, well-being and events. Jyväskylä's Hippos2020 also combines sports research and technological product development into an internationally important assembly.
At the fastest rate, Hippos2020 can be completed by the year 2022. When completed, Hippos will be a central attraction for the Capital of Sport, Jyväskylä.
The city has been actively implementing the Neighborhood Sport Site - program since 2013. There are more and more sport sites added all the time, so we are on our way to construct the best ensemble in Finland.
Neighborhood sports sites are sport-environments that are suitable for a wide range of users in and around residential areas, and they have no divided shifts or charges. Jyväskylä is the first city with more than 100,000 residents that has completed a comprehensive report of the city’s neighborhood sports sites and a development plan until the year 2020.
1. The University of Jyväskylä has the only Faculty of Sport Sciences in Finland
2. The city is home to KIHU, Research Institute for Olympic Sports, and
3. LIKES, Research Centre for Sport and Health Sciences.
4. Studies show that the involvement of Jyväskylä’s adult population in sports and physical recreation is high by national standards. Roughly every third adult engages in recreational sport or exercises at least 4-6 times a week.
The city board is responsible for the practical running of local administration and its finances. It prepares issues that come before the council and functions as its representative. The 13 members of the Jyväskylä city board are chosen by the council for four years.
Chairman of the City Board
Chair of the City Board is Ms Meri Lumela, VIHR (Green League)
I Vice Chairman of the City Board is Mr Juha Suonperä, KOK (National Coalition Party)
II Vice Chair of the City Board is Ms Eila Tiainen, VAS (Left Alliance)
In Finland local self-government is guaranteed by the constitution. The City Council is elected for four years in direct proportional elections by the residents of the city. The number of the councilors in the Jyväskylä City Council is 67 and they represent eight different parties. The council is the highest authority and responsible for the most important decisions in the city such as the decision for the city budget. The Council also decides on the municipal income tax as well as the real estate tax rates.
Jyväskylä has strong research and technology expertise and a good functional platform
Jyväskylä is one of the leading centers for expertise in sports in the Northern Europe and the most significant Finnish research organizations and academic education programs are concentrated in Jyväskylä. Exercise and health science expertise is globally recognized and of a high standard. The exercise and sports related markets are growing fast and physical activity is increasingly linked to wellness and health technology solutions.
Jyväskylä is a versatile and vibrant event city with 5000 events held every year. Various sport events have established their status in Jyväskylä and several Finnish and World Championship competitions from different sport-genres are held yearly in the city.
Jyväskylä Ski Marathon
The Euroloppet-divisions skiing event in the great terrain of Jyväskylä presents challenges for racers and excitement and experiences for fitness skiers.
People in Jyväskylä are active exercisers. One third of the adult population moves at least 4-6 times a week. Regular exercise has beneficial effects on your overall health and well-being.
Jyväskylä has long and successful traditions in competitive sports. Over the years, Finnish champions, European champions, World champions and Olympic winners have come from Jyväskylä. To this day, Jyväskylä’s athletes and sports clubs are successful both nationally and internationally.
There are about 220 sports clubs in Jyväskylä, many of which are also engaged in competitive sports. In the main league level, there are groups from over ten different sport-genres. In addition to competitive sports, individual sports are also yielding strong success stories.
Jyväskylä - The Capital of Sport: Some background for the strategic choice
Ascension Day 30.5.
- Administration closed
- AaltoAlvari open 10.00-18.00
- Wellamo open 10.00-17.30
- Community center is closed
- Hipposhalli closed
- Training ice rink closed
- Competition ice rink closed
- Baseball stadium is closed
- Harju Stadium, Viitaniemi, Vehkahalli, Jyskä and Palokka are open normally
Eve’s eve of Midsummer 20.6.
- AaltoAlvari open 6-15
A group of 19 international artists coming from Sweden, Norway and Portugal are connecting with Finland through a contemporary printmaking exhibition project to be presented at Galleria Ratamo, with opening on the 2nd of May at 17h. Besides this exhibition, a polyester workshop will be also given by one of the participating artists, Naoji Ishiyama. This 3rd exhibition of the project Connecting Provincial Workshops and International Printmakers happens with the support from Jukka Partanen, the Curator of the Art Museum of Jyväskylä and Swedish – Finnish Foundation.
Caj Bremer’s ”World of Dreams” series (2015–) is shown at Gallery Ratamo. About this 30-image series, the artist explains: The idea for the images in World of Dreams came about when there was a partial eclipse of the sun in 2015. I didn’t have much time to photograph the eclipse. Or to figure out how. I found a solution and after seeing the result, I decided to continue. That is how ”World of Dreams” began.
Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of architect Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It enjoys a position all of its own in the history of modern architecture. Säynätsalo town hall is a building with many functions: municipal administration (until 1993), library, residential spaces, business premises and guest rooms. Aalto designed the town hall as a complete work of art, and this can be seen in the details and in the furniture designed specifically for the building.
Emma Ainala offers a view into a world in which young women play the main role. The women perform as if on stage with an array of draped fabrics and an abundance of goods, or surrounded by water and luscious nature. Their regard is focused on the viewer or just beyond, the faces might have more than two eyes, looking through a mask. Their bodies are twisted into many positions – one woman stands on her head, another stretches like an acrobat and a third sits in lotus position. Who are these woman, and in which mythology do they live?
Ville Heimala ∙ Katri-Maria Huhtakallio ∙ Aura Kajas ∙ Tiia Matikainen ∙ Lotta Mattila
We tend to have a great desire to compare our qualities and characteristics with animals. The five sculptors of The Other Nature of Ceramics exhibition bring out their personal relationship with nature and art making as well as tell about their thoughts behind their works. They observe the surrounding nature and interpret it sculpturally through ceramics.
National costumes are made and used by women and men of all ages, including professionals in the field of national costumes as well as individuals who are interested in particular costumes or making handicrafts.