Support and empowerment for parents in difficult times

The Parents’ House is a comprehensive resource which provides counselling for parents and children, for example:

  • Alcohol- and drug use of teenagers.
  • Parenting- and psychological counselling for risk behaviour and behavioural problems.
  • Family counselling.
  • Art therapy for children, teenagers and their parents.

The Parents’ House also does counselling for diverse problems regarding children, adolescents and the family as a whole. To mention a few:

  • Bullying.
  • Social difficulties.
  • Discomfort.
  • Anxiety.
  • Courses for parents who want to be strengthened in their parenting.

The Parents’ House receives everyone who come to them. It is very important for the development and wellbeing of children and adolescents to respond to a problem as quickly as possible.

Counsellors speak Icelandic, English, Swedish and Danish. You can have sign language interpretation and language interpretation in collaboration with social services or child protection services if needed. There is no access for wheelchairs at the office.

You can send an email at to receive counselling or make an appointment with a counsellor. You can also call every weekday from 9 am to 4 pm to get advice through the phone number 511 6160. The Parents number 581 1799 is an emergency phone for parents open 24 hours.

Call the Parents’ phone number for counselling and support 24 hours.

More resources

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Þrjár dökkhærðar stelpur sitja á grasi. Þær snúa baki í myndavélina og spjalla saman.

Save the Children

Save the Children (Barnaheill) offers consultation about the welfare of children. On their website, it is possible to report inappropriate online behaviour against children.

Child Protection Services

Child protection service committees in each municipality help children who exist in unacceptable living conditions and provide support for families.

Bergið headspace

Bergið is a support- and counselling centre for young people up to 25 years old.

Risk behaviour

If a child behaves in a way that damages, or is likely to damage, its health and maturity, it's called risk behaviour. It is not connected to troubled homes but any family could face this.

Manneskja í fjötrum. Hún er með lokuð augu og er leið á svipinn og heldur þétt utan um sig. Rauður þykkur borði er vafinn utan um hana.