Are you worried about the corona situation? Do you miss your friends? Do you need tips for distance learning? Here you can find information on help available for you – or tips on things to do.

Up-to-date information on corona: www.turku.fi/en/corona

New services and practices are constantly being developed and taken into use, and information is updated on this page when the situation changes.

Talk to a youth worker or drop them a message

Youth Services are offering conversation support and things to do online. Any young person is welcome to contact them about anything they wish to talk about. Conversations are confidential. In addition to Finnish, it is possible to communicate in Swedish, English, Spanish or Arabic.

Further information: Youth workers serve the young in Turku online

Services for the young online

The Vimma art and activity house for youth and Rock Academy begin to stream live music. Customer service and guidance are still available and outreach youth workers can also be reached by phone and by email.

Further information: Turku serves the young by new means

Hang out in a virtual lounge

When you need to avoid meeting friends and getting together, it is great to have a chat with friends online. Traditional youth centres are closed but the virtual lounge invites you to hang out.

Discord lounge offers young people aged between 15 and 29 an opportunity to spend time together virtually. The service is open from Tuesday to Thursday, from 3pm to 6pm. Enter the lounge: https://discord.gg/g3BUFyD

Turun Tyttöjen talo (House for Girls of Turku) offers virtual encounters on Discord and interesting live content on Instagram. 

Further information: Follow Tyttöjen talo on Facebook

Game activities online

The functions of the game space Nexus of Turku Game Academy have been placed on Discord. Youth workers are available Mon, Wed-Fri 12 noon-7 pm. On Discord, you can talk and play with the instructors and other visitors. Other activities include game streaming, group games, theme days and tournaments.

Further information: turku.fi/tga

Craft tips at Vimma

The Vimma art and activity house for youth serves on Instagram and Facebook. On the Instagram page of Vimma, customers will e.g. be given easy craft tips. Customer questions are also answered on social media channels.

RadioVimma is available for listening online. The radio station also has its own Facebook account.

Further information: turku.fi/vimma

NuortenTurku – Information and Guidance Services for the Youth 

At NuortenTurku, you can ask about summer job search, housing, free time activities and many other things. Services are directed at adolescents between 15 and 29 years of age.

NuortenTurku serves customers by phone, via WhatsApp and by email nuortenturku@turku.fi Mon 12 noon-6 pm and Wed-Fri 12 noon-4 pm. NuortenTurku is available on Discord on Wednesdays and Thursdays 1 pm-3 pm.

Further information: NuortenTurku

Basic education level schools and upper secondary schools

The activities of schools and day care services of the City of Turku during the exceptional situation caused by coronavirus:

  • In upper comprehensive schools, vocational institutions, upper secondary schools and universities, studies mainly proceed as distant learning. Below you will find current information on the situation in different educational institutions. Changes in the situation of City of Turku schools will be in-formed on the city website and through Wilma. If you study elsewhere, check the website of your school for latest information.

Universities

The crisis helpline and Sekasin chat service are open also during evenings and nights

The national crisis helpline, Sekasin chat service and Discord are low-threshold conversation support services. Support is available every day and every night by phone and online. The crisis helpline is available 24 hours per day, tel. +358 2524 0111. Sekasin chat is open from 9am until midnight from Monday to Friday. During weekends, it is open from 3pm until midnight. Sekasin-Discord is open 24 hours per day.

Further information: Mental Health Finland

Events and things to do online

Tips for exercise, recordings of concerts, theatre and other events are available online. People of all ages can access virtual events from home.

Look for virtual events in Turku events calendar

Exercise tips online (in Finnish)

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