Mental health services
- Public service
The Health Centre (Terveyskeskus) provides support and mental health services. Contact the Health Centre for further information.
Mental health services are operations that aim at preventing, relieving, and treating mental health disorders and their consequences. Mental health services also include preventive work, and they improve residential living conditions to support mental health.
In practice, mental health services are guidance, counselling, and psychosocial support for those who need it. Mental health services also include research, treatment and rehabilitation of mental health disorders.
Municipalities must organise mental health services through, for example, health centres and social services. Hospital districts, congregations, organisations, and private sector service producers also provide mental health services. The work of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, such as depression nurses, and practical mental nurses promotes psychological well-being and functional capacity. The care of psychological illnesses can either be non-institutional or institutional, depending on the case.