Anxiety Support

Here we have gathered information for those feeling anxious or seeking information about how take care for their own and others’ mental health. The web information is mostly in Swedish but you may use English when contacting most organisations in Sweden.
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Feelings of anxiety

Everyone reacts differently in troubled times. If you feel anxious, depressed or have trouble sleeping, here are some things you can do to manage your anxiety or stress yourself:

  • Maintain daily routines to the greatest extent possible.
  • Keep active with activities that make you feel good.
  • If you feel that news reports are making you feel anxious or unwell, try limiting your news consumption.

Talk about feelings of anxiety

It's good to put your concerns into words. Talk to someone you trust and tell them how you feel. If you'd prefer speaking to a professional, numerous organisations offer support by phone, chat or email.

The Red Cross

At the website of the Red Cross, learn how to protect yourself from threatening feelings of fear. 

The Church of Sweden

You can contact on-duty priests via the Church of Sweden's chat service or by sending a digital letter to the Church of Sweden. On-duty priests can also be reached by dialling 112.

Jourhavande medmänniska

You can call the organisation Jourhavande medmänniska 08-702 16 80 nightly between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Non-profit organisation Mind – for mental health

Mind offers several telephone hotlines and chats for those who need to speak with someone

  • Suicide helpline. At the suicide helpline, you can speak with someone if you or a person close to you experiences suicidal thoughts. The suicide helpline can be reached by dialling 90101 or at the suicide helpline chat
  • Elderly helpline. Those 65 and over in need of support can call the elderly helpline at 020-22 22 33, weekdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or weekends 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Parent helpline. If you are worried about your child or a child in your vicinity, call parent helpline at 020-85 20 00, weekdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Thursdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More info, support and help

Save the Children Sweden

Save the Children Sweden has collected information about anxiety about children and parents.

Support and help

Maintained by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, the website Uppdrag psykisk hälsa offers information about how you can find mental health support and help. The information is intended for children and youths as well as adults and the elderly.

UMO

UMO is a website by the Regional Governments of Sweden for those between the ages of 13 and 25.

Sweden’s National Women’s Helpline and Mansjouren

If you are a victim of domestic violence, help is available from, for example,  Sweden’s National Women’s Helpline: 020-50 50 50. Men can get in touch with Mansjouren.