In case of acute suicide risk, call the nearest psychiatric centre, emergency unit or the police, 112.
Acute psychological problems
If you have acute psychological problems, you can get help from local adult psychiatric emergency services, which have a clinic in each municipality or city district. These local emergency services are often open until 22:00 hours.
If you’re under 18, you can go to one of BUP’s outpatient clinics during the daytime.
Serious psychological problems
If you’re under 18, you should contact the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service (BUP). If you are 18 years or older, you should contact the adult psychiatry centre. There is a clinic in every municipality and city district. You can book an appointment at the clinic yourself or get there with the help of a referral.
In some parts of the county and the country, there are also youth clinics for people aged 16 and over. These clinics are run jointly by child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.
Minor psychological problems
For minor psychological problems, such as sleeping difficulties, anxiety, mild depression, or reactions to grief, you should first contact your health centre for help. If necessary, your family doctor can refer you to a psychologist, a psychosocial team at the health centre or an outpatient psychiatric service.
Police, ambulance, emergency services:
Emergency 112, otherwise 114 14. 24 hours a day.
1177, 24 hours a day
Sometimes you need to share your experiences, thoughts and feelings with someone who will listen. The Fellow Human Hotline is for those seeking compassionate support at night and can be reached on 08-702 16 80.
Jourhavande präst is open all year round between 21:00 and 06:00 for anyone who needs compassionate support. The person who answers is bound by professional secrecy and you remain anonymous. Call 112 and ask to speak to the Chaplain on call. You can also chat between 20:00 and 24:00 or write a digital letter.
010-45 66 700, 24 hours a day.
Mind’s support lines
Självmordslinjen is available via chat and telephone 90 101, and is for those who are thinking of taking their own life, or for those who have questions about a loved one who is thinking of taking their own life. You are always anonymous when you contact us. Självmordslinjen is open 24 hours a day, every day.
Livslinjen is for people aged 16-25 who want to chat with an adult. Sometimes life is tough and it’s good to talk to someone. The chat is open Sunday-Thursday from 19-22.
Are you worried about your child or a child in your community? Call the Parents’ Helpline on 020-85 20 00. Open weekdays 10-15 and Thursday evenings 19-21.
Äldrelinjen is aimed at people who feel mentally unwell or want someone to talk to. We are open Monday – Thursday from 8-19. Äldrelinjen can be reached on 020-22 22 33.
It’s a place to discuss all those things called life. The Mind Forum is a safe place online where you can talk anonymously about life when things are tough. You can share, give and receive support.
Other help lines and organisations
Anhöriglinjen is a national support line staffed by experienced family carers. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 10-12, 13:30-15. Wednesday 19-21. Telephone number 0200-239 500.
Freezonen is aimed at victims of violence. You are welcome to seek support regardless of your gender identity, age or the type of offence you have been subjected to. Freezonen offers a support chat that is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 19-21.
Want to talk to a fellow human being? Call the SOS telephone number 0771-800 650 every day of the year or write to the SOS mailbox. The responders are volunteers who are trained to provide emotional support in difficult situations. You can remain anonymous. For those aged between 12 and 25, there is also Nätvandrarchatten (Online Wanderer Chat), three nights a week.
The support line for those who have lost someone to suicide. Open every day from 19-22. Telephone: 020-18 18 18 00.
S:t Lukas has therapists all over the country who offer counselling support.
Addiction, drugs and sex
Alkohollinjen is available both for those who want support in changing their drinking habits and for those who are worried about someone else. Telephone 020-84 44 48.
AA, Alcoholics Anonymous has a hotline where you can call anonymously and ask questions about AA and alcohol. It is also for people who have relatives or friends who drink too much. The people who answer have experience of alcohol abuse and are sober alcoholics. The hotline is open every day of the year between 11-13 and 18-20 on 08-720 38 42.
Offers help and support on 020-546 987.
Droghjälpen is a place for anyone affected by drugs. It provides information, advice and support if you are wondering about your drug habits or are worried about someone you care about. Droghjälpen offers support via email and telephone. 020-91 91 91.
Offers free self-help meetings for gamblers and carers. Offers chat and telephone support around the clock. Telephone 08-37 43 00.
PrevenTell is a national helpline that you can call if you feel that you’ve lost control of your sexuality, if you’re worried about your thoughts and actions, or if you’re afraid of hurting yourself or others. The call is free of charge and does not appear on your phone bill. Telephone 020-66 77 88.
Children and young people
BUP offers psychiatric support, assessment and treatment for people under the age of 18.
BRIS is open 24 hours a day for those up to 18 years old. You can contact us about anything you want. Call 116 111 or chat at bris.se.
Adults with queries about children are welcome to call the BRIS support line for adults, 077-150 50 50.
Ditt Ecpat is a place for everyone under the age of 18. Here you can get help, support and knowledge about images, sexual violations, threats and abuse online or IRL. The chat and support line is open Monday and Friday 15-17, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 17-22. Phone number 020-112 100.
Jourhavande kompis is a chat room where children and young people up to 25 years old can chat anonymously about anything.
Killfrågor is a support chat run by the organisation MÄN and aimed at anyone who defines themselves as a young guy between the ages of 10 and 20. The chat is open 16-17 and 19-2.
Kuling is a meeting place for people who have a parent with mental illness. Offers support in the form of chats, forums and support groups.
Maskrosbarn offers support via chat to those who have a parent who has an addiction, is mentally ill or is a victim of violence. Their support chat is open Sunday-Thursday 20-22.
Nätvandrarchatten is for people between 12 and 25 years old. We listen to you if you just want to chat with a safe adult, or if you want to talk about something that feels difficult and hard for you. The chatters are people who work in the Church of Sweden. Monday, Wednesday, Sunday 19-22.
Tilia provides compassionate support for young people and young adults, regardless of their gender identity, where they live in Sweden, and whether or not they experience mental illness. Their support chat is open Monday-Sunday 21-22.30 and Thursday 15-16.30.
Trygga Barnen is for those who have a parent with an addiction, dependency, or mental illness. Snapchat open weekdays 9-17 and 20-22 and weekends 14-16. Snapchat name: Tryggabarnen.
UMO is a website for everyone aged between 13 and 25. On UMO.se you can learn about the body, sex, relationships, mental health, alcohol and drugs, self-esteem and much more.
Ungas jourer helplines bring together all girl, trans, boy and youth helplines in Sweden.
Unga Relationer provides support and information to people under 20 who are being victimised in their relationship, are friends with someone who is, or are the perpetrator. Chat open every evening 20-22.
Helpline for victims of threats or violence. Relatives are also welcome to call. The person who answers is bound by professional secrecy. The caller can remain anonymous, and the call will not appear on the phone bill. Telephone 020-50 50 50.
Are you being controlled, restricted, threatened or abused by your family or relatives? The Women’s Network offers counselling support. Phone 08-728 00 55.
Supports women and children to take control of their lives from violence and oppression. Offers counselling support every weekday 9-22. Phone 020-81 82 83.
Network for women’s rights against men’s violence. Offers counselling and legal advice in several languages. Telephone 020-52 10 10.
At Tjejzonen, you can talk to a Big Sister who will listen to you when you feel you need it. Their support chat is open Monday-Thursday and Sunday 20-22.
Tris can provide support if you feel restricted by your family or relatives, or if you are threatened or abused when trying to make your own choices. They have a national hotline that is open every weekday 9-17. Phone 0774-40 66 00.
Unizon has 130 women’s and girls’ shelters where you can get help and support.
Crisis centre for men.
Offers counselling support and counselling groups. Telephone 08-30 30 20.
MÄN works for gender equality and against men’s violence.
At Under Kevlaret you can talk about anything, including loneliness, break-ups, anxiety and performance anxiety, family problems, drug problems, sex, love. Their support chat is open Monday-Wednesday and Sunday 20-22.
Aimed at LGBTQAI+ people and their families. Open Thursdays 16-21 on 0770-55 00 10.
RFSL Youth puts trans and gender identity in focus.
National association for transgender people and their families.
Eating disorders and self-harm
Supports people with eating disorders and their families and works to prevent and improve eating disorder care. Offers chat and telephone support to both sufferers and their families.
Shedo is for people affected by eating disorders and/or self-harm. Their support chat is open Monday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday 20-22.
Ätstörningslinjen (The Eating Disorder Hotline) is a national support line via Frisk & Fri. You can call with questions about eating disorders. The line is staffed by volunteers who themselves have previous experience of eating disorders. Telephone 020-20 80 18.
Offers support to victims and witnesses of crime. Telephone 116 006.
Support organisation for adults who suffered incest or other sexual abuse as children. Offers support via chat and telephone. Telephone 08-696 00 95.
A non-profit organisation for victims of rape or other sexual abuse. Offers support via chat.
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