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Services by psychiatric nurses at health stations

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Health stations employ psychiatric nurses who serve customers aged 18 and older suffering from mild or medium depression or anxiety. Psychiatric nurses also see customers undergoing ordinary crises of life, and they cooperate with doctors in making preliminary ADHD tests.

Customers are referred to a psychiatric nurse by a nurse or a doctor, who assesses their needs for care.

The average number of appointments is 1-6. Psychiatric nurses also organize local mood self-control courses.

To whom and on what terms

Age 18 or older, assessment of care needs by a doctor or a nurse

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background 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.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 7/1/2020