Less Loneliness, More Well-being
Our volunteers and professional helpers support and help young people, adults, families and seniors in many ways. Our volunteer activities offer a variety of ways to get involved, to help people, to make a difference.
This is How We Helped in 2021
We meet, support and help tens of thousands of people each year. Studies confirm that our help gets results, reduces loneliness and boosts well-being. The NPS recommendation score for our well-being services was 82+, while the NPS score for our volunteer activities was 86+.
13,292 meetings that help
Well-being increased by 66 per cent among the young people having supportive conversations. The sense of loneliness dropped by 30 percentage points among youth who had a support person.
526 meetings with people in Loneliness Work
Negative thoughts decreased by 74 per cent among the adult participants in HelsinkiMissio’s Loneliness Work. Experienced negative loneliness was alleviated by 52 percentage points during the work on loneliness.
974 meetings with people in Aggredi
Among Aggredi participants, their quality of life improved by an average of 32 per cent during the anti-violence work.
21,460 meetings that reduced loneliness
Parents were supported in their parenting by our family mentors and at Albert’s Living Room. In families who had help from a family mentor, parent loneliness was reduced by 28 percentage points. Among those who visited Albert’s Living Room, 71 per cent experienced less loneliness.
29,279 helping meetings with seniors
Seniors are helped by our volunteer support persons or one-time helpers. At the Senioripysäkki (Senior Stop), loneliness is alleviated through professionally-led conversation groups. Some 62 per cent of participants in Senior Stop groups reported a subsequent increase in well-being.
More than 1,000 volunteers helped lonely people in various ways
Our volunteer activities increase the well-being of those receiving support as well as for those providing it. Some 92 per cent of volunteers felt the activities boosted their own well-being.
Learn more about the results of our work
If you are interested in the impact our work has, find out more through our reports on promoting well-being and health. (Currently available only in Finnish).