Child Psychiatric Unit

The Child Psychiatric Unit offers support in the form of consulting to networks that work with children daily. We mainly assess, observe, examine and treat children aged 6 to 12 and their families in cases where the child has significant mental health and behavioural challenges. Hands-on network cooperation and psychoeducation are important parts of our work.

We find it important to support children and families in their daily environments in a resource-oriented and encouraging way.

How clients are referred to us

Our partners who support children and their families in their daily lives may consult the Child Psychiatric Unit by phone or email upon the parents’ or guardians’ consent. The partner who consults us puts together a network that will take a comprehensive look at the challenges present in the child’s everyday life. The consulting network aims to find the most suitable form of support for the child and the family to make their everyday life easier. The network also assesses whether the Child Psychiatric Unit should join this work. We usually work together as partners with other sources of support.

The Child Psychiatric Unit is part of the Special Services for Families with Children unit of the City of Espoo. The Child Psychiatric Unit employs a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including child psychiatrists, psychologists, a neuropsychologist, nurses, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a ward secretary and the unit manager.

The unit does not offer child psychiatric emergency services or hospital care.