Other free services

Free mental health services in Finland are generally provided by either the church or third-sector (non-government organisations).


The main organisation providing free mental health help is Mieli ry. 

Crisis Helpline 09 2525 0113 MIELI Mental Health Finland provides crisis assistance and support in order to prevent mental health problems and suicides. The Crisis Helpline allows you to discuss your thoughts, feelings and situation in life with a crisis worker or a trained volunteer.

Counselling services from churches

For example, the Evangelical Lutheran church of Finland offers free counelling.

All consultations with a pastor or diaconal worker are strictly confidential and free of charge.  For more information about counselling, contact a diaconal worker or pastor in your local parish. Most parishes have English-speaking staff.


Further links:

Lutheran Church in Helsinki https://www.helsinginseurakunnat.fi/en/artikkelit/liho9ri6z

Anglican Church https://www.anglican.fi/

Free mental health help for those under 30 years of age

These charities provide free mental health help to people aged under 30 years:

Yeesi is a peer support group for people aged 13 to 30 years old. An English language team started in 2021 and offers free peer support for mental health issues and activities to reduce loneliness. They have a Facebook page and a website in English: https://www.yeesi.fi/in-english/

HelsinkiMissio has a Youth Crisis Point that offers free counselling in English for people aged 12 to 29 years of age. You can book a 30 minute crisis phone call in English here: https://vello.fi/helsinkimissio/ They also offer other services, such as a drop-in point in the city called Alberts’ Living Room at Albertinkatu 33 for families.