Experts by Experience

Experts by experience offer you peer support, for example when you struggle with substance abuse, mental health issues or gambling problems, or suffer from pain. Experts can also provide assistance in codependency, life crises and dealing with sorrow.

Experts by experience are people who have had mental health or abuse problems themselves, or have been near ones to someone suffering from them. After recovery, experts by experience have received training in helping others in a similar situation. They may have experience of several diagnoses or situations, but always make the decision themselves which of the experiences they choose to talk about and in what extension.

Experts by experience also provide help to relatives of troubled persons. Experts by experience can often also provide hands-on assistance in how to seek help from different services, such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, or rehabilitative work.

Mental health and substance abuse services in Sipoo include an experts by experience service that complements the municipal services. All substance abusers over 30 years of age and their near ones are welcomed to visit the services unit. Please book an appointment by contacting the health centre appointments services.

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Appointments at the experts by experience services are made by contacting the health centre.