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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Diaconia University of Applied Sciences: Corona situation in Diak
- Humak University of Applied Sciences: Updates on the coronavirus situation
- Turku University of Applied Sciences: Coronavirus latest info
- University of Turku: Information on coronavirus
- Yrkeshögskolan Novia: Novias åtgärder och beredskap för coronaviruset
- Åbo Akademi: Vår information om coronaviruset
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.