Useful contacts for adults
The place to contact social workers who are used to talking to teenagers and parents about all sorts of issues. You’ll find contact details on your local authority’s website
Childhood and adolescence psychiatric services (BUP)
This is the place to go if you want support from a psychologist or doctor. Search online and contact your local clinic.
Alkohollinjen: Tel. 020-844 448
For anyone worried about their own or someone else’s alcohol consumption. Open: Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Find out more at alkohollinjen.se
BRIS adult helpline: Tel. 077-150 50 50
Help line for adults who want to talk about matters involving children and young people. Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–12 noon.
Föräldralinjen: Tel. 020-85 20 00
For anyone who wants support in their role as a parent, or who’s worried about either their own child or a child in their circle. Open: weekdays: 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 7– 9 p.m. Find out more at mind.se
Useful contacts for youngsters
Youth guidance centres (UMO and YOUMO)
Open to anyone aged between 13 and 25 years of age. Find answers to your questions about relationships, alcohol, drugs and other subjects. Go to umo.se for a list of phone numbers to every UMO clinic in Sweden.
Youmo is a part om UMO and available in English as well as Arabic, Dari, Somali or Tigrinya. Find out more at youmo.se
BRIS helpline and chat: 116 111
Call, chat, or email with a Guidance Officer. For everyone under the age of 18. Open: 7 days a week, 2-9 p.m. Find out more at bris.se
A Red Cross chat helpline for young people up to the age of 25. Open: weekdays, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday, 2–5 p.m.
Chat function for young people and young adults who need someone who listens. Open: 7 days a week, 9-10.30 p.m.
Support website for guys aged between 10 and 20. Chat open: Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Support for girls up to the age of 25, including “Big Sister” support and chat. Chat open: Sunday-Thursday, 8-10 p.m.
Support for young people growing up with parents who have mental health or substance abuse issues. Chat open: in the evenings, Sunday-Friday.
tryggabarnen.org: tel. 070-47 77 910
For young people living closely with someone who has problems with alcohol, drugs or mental health. Open 7 days a week. Chat function on Snapchat, username: Trygga Barnen.
Additional info for adults
More facts and tips about alcohol and the work of IQ.
Online and download version of The Teenage Phrasebook, along with information in other languages. Available to order and as an audiobook version in Swedish.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden. Facts, news and statistics about alcohol and other drugs.
The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs – CAN. Facts about alcohol and other drugs.
Self-test and information on alcohol, etc.
Tips and advice for anyone worried about their own or someone else’s alcohol consumption
Information and facts about alcohol and health.
A Non-Smoking Generation. Information and support aimed at persuading young people not to use tobacco.
Parents Against Drugs Association. Information and support for family of narcotics users.
For anyone affected by cannabis.
A charity that works to promote mental health and to support people in crisis.
Support and handbooks on a number of subjects for parents and adults dealing with children.
Useful websites for youngsters
Youth Guidance Centres online. Information and support for young people on a range of issues, including alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Find out more at
Information and a discussion forum on alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and other drugs.
Charitable organisation of young people who work to prevent drug use by spreading knowledge and moulding public opinion.
Children and young people can call the BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society) helpline on 116 111, or email them (BRIS mail) or chat online (BRIS chat).
Facts and figures database. Girls’ Guide and contact details for all “tjejjouren” and youth clinics throughout Sweden.
For everyone affected by cannabis
The Swedish Transport Administration. Don’t Drink and Drive – promoting sober driving and helping prevent young people from being injured in traffic.