A center for children and teenagers

At the core, Vopnabúrið is a gym and leisure centre that helps children and teenagers to gain a better balance within the school, home and social life. With an array of counseling and support interviews, spokesman service, leisure, exercise, and feedback to authorities.

The work is fundamentally a sociological, behavioral science, empowerment, problem-solving, and networking platform where a guide to self-help is most important. Co-operation with the person and giving the person autonomy is vital, where they can take their own decisions to affect their own lives.

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The Red Cross Helpline 1717 is a phone service and webchat for those who need someone to talk to in confidentiality. They are open 24 hours, and it's free to call.

Bergið headspace

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

Húsnæði Foreldrahúss í bláu húsunum í Skeifunni

Parents' house

The Parents’ House (Foreldrahús) provides children, teenagers and parents with counselling regarding teenage alcohol- and drug use, risk behaviour and behavioural problems, among other things. Their phone number 581 1799 is open 24 hours.

Risk behaviour

A child's risk behaviour is when a child behaves in a certain way that hurts or is likely to hurt its health and maturity. That may include drug abuse, self-harm, violence towards others and commiting a crime.

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.