Please remember: always call 112 in an emergency.
In addition to your family and intimates, you can also discuss your concerns with people such as the school curator, nurse, teacher or other reliable adult. The following telephone helplines, websites and chat services provide help and support to children and young people.
Nuortennetti (in Finnish) is a free service for children and young people, offered by the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL). You can write or call Nuortennetti, and a chat service is also available. In the service, children and young people can ask questions or talk about anything that is on their minds anonymously or confidentially.
The number of the helpline for children and young people is 116 111. This service offered by the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) is available every day of the year. The calls are completely free of charge, and you can contact the helpline anonymously. Calls are not recorded.
The Family Federation of Finland's youth services can be found on the Young People website, featuring chat rooms, the Poikien puhelin helpline for boys and young men, as well as information on topics related to puberty, sexual wellbeing and relationships.
The Apuu chat is a nationwide forum for children aged 7–15. In the Apuu chat, you can discuss anything that is on your mind anonymously and confidentially. The chat is staffed by SOS-Lapsikylä employees and trained volunteers. The Apuu chat is available every day from 9 to 22.
The Sekasin chat is a national forum for young people aged 12–29. In the Sekasin chat, you can discuss anything that is on your mind anonymously and confidentially. The Chat is staffed by NGO employees and trained volunteers. The Sekasin chat is available from 9 to 24 on Mondays to Fridays and from 15 to 24 on Saturdays and Sundays.
You can seek help from Victim Support Finland if you have witnessed or fallen victim to a crime or attempted crime. You can contact Victim Support by telephone or via chat.
The Parliamentary Ombudsman supervises the realisation of the rights of children in Finland and processes complaints made by children and young people. Please contact the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman for instructions if you would like to file a complaint.