Children living in difficult situations
Here are some suggestions for organisations to contact if you want to talk to someone yourself or if you suspect a child is living in a difficult situation.
Health Care Guide (Vårdguiden) and 1177
Useful information on subjects such as sexual abuse. Aimed at both children and adults.
Weekdays 8 am–12 pm and 1 pm–4 pm.
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Child Welfare Centre (Barnavårdscentralen – BVC)
The Child Welfare Centre is for children aged 0–6 and aims to promote children’s health, safety and development.
We offer development assessments, advice on breastfeeding, vaccinations, discussions about health, and advice and support for active parenthood.
Child Welfare Centre services are free of charge.
Child Welfare Centre, Rättvik
Counselling Service for Children and Young People, Rättvik (Samtalsmottagningen för barn och unga i Rättvik)
The service treats mild to moderate mental health problems and provides preventive and supportive assistance to children and young people aged 0–17 and their parents.
0248-49 47 55.
Counselling Service for Children and Young People, Rättvik
Pupil Health Service at the child’s school
Children and Young People’s Psychiatric Service
(Barn- och ungdomspsykiatri – BUP)
Save the Children (Rädda Barnen) – parents’ helpline and parents’ email support service
Save the Children (Rädda Barnen) – Centre for Children and Young People in Vulnerable Situations
BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society)
BRIS also takes calls from adults who need someone to talk to about issues and concerns relating to children.
You do not need to give your name.
BRIS telephone service for adults concerned about children: Weekdays 9 am–12 pm,
077-150 50 50.
Mind (previously known as the Association for Mental Health) also has a Parent’s Phone Line:
020-85 20 00, a Crisis Phone Line for those with suicidal thoughts: 90 101 and an Older People’s Helpline: 020-22 22 33. The lines are staffed by psychologists and social workers, and you do not need to give your name. firstname.lastname@example.org
PrevenTell is a national helpline for anyone who feels they have lost control over their sexuality.
You might be anxious about your thoughts and actions, or afraid that you might hurt yourself or another person.
Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (Riksförbundet för sexuell upplysning - RFSU)
Other useful links
UMO online service for young people
Girl Zone (Tjejzonen)
A support organisation for girls aged between 12 and 25.
Works to prevent and relieve mental health problems in girls through face-to-face and virtual meetings.
Girls’ Support Service (Tjejjouren)
Brings together information on all 60 girls’ support services in Sweden.
Includes details of local services and how to contact them.
National Boys’ Support Service (Killjour)
The Boys’ Support Service works in partnership with the Men’s Helpline and is aimed at anyone who needs advice or support to help break out of a situation involving violence or another problem.
Text 070-654 38 73 or ring the Men’s Helpline direct on 08-30 30 20.
Ombudsman for Children (Barnombudsmannen)
The Crime Space (Brottsrummet)
A website for young people providing facts about crime, run by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå).
Unga boj (victim support website for young people)
Run by the National Victim Support Association.
Information for young people who have been the victim of crime.
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