Useful contacts and more info

Sometimes we need to talk to someone who knows a bit more about teenagers and alcohol. Below you’ll find a list of organisations you can contact if you feel that you need help. Some of them are aimed at adults, others at young people.

Useful contacts for adults


Social services
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.

Tel: 020-84 44 48. For anyone worried about their own or someone else’s alcohol consumption. Find out more at 

BRIS Adult helpline
Tel: 077-150 50 50. Help line for adults who want to talk about matters involving children and young people. Find out more at

Föräldralinjen (MIND)
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. Find out more at


Youth guidance centres (UMO)
Open to anyone aged between 13 and 25 years of age. Find answers to your questions about relationships, sex, alcohol, drugs and other subjects. Go to for a list of phone numbers to every UMO clinic in Sweden.

BRIS helpline and chat
Tel: 116 111. Call, chat, or email with a Guidance Officer. For everyone under the age of 18. Find out more at
Red Cross chat helpline, for young people up to the age of 25.
Chat function for young people and young adults who need someone to talk to.
Support website for guys aged between 10 and 20, with a clinic and chat function etc.
Support for girls up to the age of 25, including “Big Sister” support and chat function.
Support for young people growing up with parents who have mental health or substance abuse issues. Offers chat function and support sessions, etc.
Tel: 070-47 77 910. For young people living closely with someone who has problems with alcohol, drugs, or mental health issues. Phone, or chat via Snapchat.

If you want to do more

There’s a lot you can do to support and be there for teenagers. Maybe you can take part in night-time patrols, or make it easier for them to say “no”, or help promote a smarter approach to alcohol in some other way.

When parents are not around

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