Poikien Puhelin is a helpline telephone and web service that offers information and chat support for boys and young men.
Poikien Puhelin is a telephone and chat service for all boys and young men under the age oft 20. We are here for you if you need someone that listens to you or someone to talk with about matters and situations of your everyday life. We lend a listening ear and offer someone to speak with, as well as useful information for many kinds of situations and problems.
The telephone helpline is open weekdays 13:00–18:00 on the toll-free number 0800 94884
The call is free of charge and anonymous, you do not need to tell your name. All calls are answered by an expert from the Poikien Puhelin team, an adult male employee of Väestöliitto, well familiar with matters that might come across among boys and young men.
The chat is open Mondays–Thursdays 13:00–18:00 and on Fridays 13:00–15:00.
Chat together with one of Poikien Puhelin’s employees. The chats are confidential, just like the phone conversations. The chat service is found in the lower right corner of this page.
Poikien Puhelin on social media
We also publish content in Finnish on TikTok and YouTube. Some of the content on our YouTube channel has subtitles also in English. The videos focus on six main topics: relations, the body and growing up, sexuality, leisure and phenomena, mental wellbeing and financial skills.
On the Poikien Puhelin Twitch channel you can follow our gaming streams on Thursdays from 16:00 to 18:00 (in Finnish only).