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. (Updated on 10 November).

Up-to-date information on 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

Game activities online

Turku Game Academy (TGA) organizes game and esports activities for the young. Game nights are held several times a week, which you may also attend on Discord. 

Further information: (in Finnish)

NuortenTurku – Information and Guidance Services for the Youth 

At NuortenTurku, you can ask about summer 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 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

Schools and School Health Care Services

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)