Would you like some support in your day-to-day family life? Or someone to talk to about things that are on your mind?
Our family mentors are trained volunteers who are there to support your parenting. Talking with another adult as equals can lighten your burden and help you to find new approaches and resources in your life.
The mentoring service is free of charge. Boldly get in touch!
Day-to-day living in a family is more fun when you share it
A family mentor is a trained HelsinkiMissio volunteer, someone you can talk to in confidence. They are well-balanced and sympathetic adults who want to support you and your family.
A family mentor can also be of tangible help in your everyday life. You can go out together for a walk, or on an excursion, go shopping or, if you prefer, your family mentor can visit you at your home and help out as an extra pair of hands.
Apply for a Family Mentor
A family mentoring relationship lasts a year, during which the mentoree and their mentor meet regularly twice a month. HelsinkiMissio’s coordinators provide support in a mentoring relationship. During the mentoring period there will be three meetings with the coordinator: one meeting at the beginning, one to follow up, and one at the end.
Family mentoring relationships begin with a meeting at HelsinkiMissio’s offices in the Kamppi district of Helsinki, or are set-up remotely using technology. Meetings with the family mentor are set up regularly in whichever form works for both parties.
Family mentoring is available in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kerava. The mentoring is free of charge for you and your family.
Book your phone appointment with a coordinator in the web-based calendar below. A coordinator will call you. Choose ”Family mentoring” in the menu and a time slot that works for you and fill in your contact details. Select English as your contact language.
You will receive a confirmation message once you have successfully booked it. You can also contact us via email: email@example.com.
For HelsinkiMissio’s family mentor I am not just a number in a statistics. For me, Karlos became a mate who I can calibrate my stuff with. When the going gets tough, I can ask him if this is making any sense.”
Conversation and Crisis Help to Support Families (in Finnish)
Are the worries of family life getting to you? We offer conversation and crisis help to families, allowing you to get support you need to deal with exhaustion, loneliness, couple’s issues, or family relationships. We offer the service in English case-by-case.
Vapaaehtoistoiminnan koordinaattori, tiimivastaava
09 2312 0243, 044 054 6230
Vapaaehtoistoiminnan koordinaattori, kriisityöntekijä
09 2312 0253, 044 777 9691
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