Research Seminar: Young people in the mazes of mental health, substance use and social services

Virtual event

Invitation to the open research seminar

Research seminar: Young people in the mazes of mental health, substance use and social services
Time: Thursday, June 10th, 2021 
Place: online on Teams (please register below)

The open research seminar will present current research topics on well-being and support needs of young people, as well as mental health, substance use, and social work practices in Finland and Canada. During the day, e.g. the complexity of the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency and the challenges of tackling it with the current service structure will be highlighted.

The first part of the day (12–3 pm) will be held in Finnish and the later part (4–6 pm) in English.
The seminar is free of charge and organized online.

12.00-15.00  Link to program in Finnish
Late Lunch Break

16.00-16.50  Invited presentation: Integrated youth service hubs development in Canada:  
                                Research, practice, and scale  
                                Joanna Henderson & Lisa Hawke, University of Toronto  

16.50-17.20   A two-stage health examination process in identifying university students’
                    mental  health problems: a  register study 
                    Susanna Paldanius, Noora Seilo, Kristiina Kunttu, Reija Autio,  Minna Kaila  

17.20-18.00  Discussion and wrap Up 

The seminar is organized by the NUMPA-research group. The purpose of this joint project by the Finnish Youth Research Network, the A-Clinic Foundation, MIELI Mental Health Finland and the Finnish Red Cross is to collate information about best practices and effective methods that are used in social care and low-threshold services to support young people’s mental health. The project is funded by the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities (VN TEAS).

Please register online before June 8th, 2021: 
The subscription link will be sent by e-mail to registered attendees.


Research Manager Tuuli Pitkänen
Finnish Youth Research Network

Abstract book

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