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About the site is an online resource of mental health information for the public as well as for social welfare and health care professionals. The site is maintained by HUS. 

Copyrights is a public service provided free of charge. HUS is the copyright owner of all content on the site unless otherwise specified. Content from can be quoted, and pages on the site can be hyperlinked, but the source must always be cited. The web address should be given in the quoting publication as[title-of-referenced-page]. Images and other graphic content cannot be used without express consent. 

Site functionality and updates can be accessed on any computer or device without logging in. The site incorporates links to services that run on other platforms that may require login (such as internet-delivered therapies, available only in Finnish and Swedish). 

Professionals can use the HUS HAG user authentication service to log in and view the content designed for professionals. Separate terms and conditions apply to the HUS HAG user authentication service.

HUS endeavors to keep the information on the site up to date and to ensure the accuracy of the content and the functionality of the site. The correctness, integrity and timeliness of the content cannot be guaranteed in all circumstances, however. 

HUS reserves the right to make changes to the content as required and to take the site offline for maintenance or updates. HUS cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to the site, and cannot be held liable for any adverse effects incurred by users. incorporates links to sites maintained by third parties. HUS accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of third-party sites. 

There is a feedback form (in Finnish) on the site that can be used to report issues with the content or technical functionality of the site. 

Cookies and analytics software 


What are cookies?

Cookies are small blocks of data created by a web server that are placed on the user’s computer or other device. Cookies help the site to run as intended. The data contained in cookies can also be used to improve the user interface and the user experience, and to track the number of visitors for statistical purposes. The cookies used on the site are listed below. 

What cookies are used on the site?

The cookies used on the site include strictly necessary cookies, preference cookies and analytics cookies. 

Strictly necessary cookies enable the website to function properly. Strictly necessary cookies are of a technical nature, and they do not collect or store any personally identifiable information about users. Users can disable cookies in their browser settings. However, disabling cookies may affect the functionality of the site and prevent the use of certain features. 

Preference cookies enable the site to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks according to the user’s preferences. This can mean, for example, storing information about the user’s preferred currency, region, language or color scheme. The site prompts users to enable preference cookies when they first visit the site, and these cookies can be rejected. 

The site also uses analytics cookies, which help to improve the user interface and the user experience, and to track the number of visitors for statistical purposes. Analytics cookies are also used on an opt-in basis, i.e. they need to be enabled by users themselves. 

Cookie preferences can be changed at any time under Cookie settings. 


Drupal is the content management system used to run and to display the site to users. Drupal does not collect or store any personal information about users. 


Matomo is a software application used to collect data on the use of It monitors activity and tracks users’ behavior on the site (such as the most popular content, the most often used devices and session lengths). The data are used for statistical purposes and to improve the site. The data that the application collects, such as users’ IP addresses, are anonymized and cannot be linked to a specific user or IP address.  

Matomo is also capable of determining users’ approximate geographical location based on their anonymized IP address. This information can be used to track, for example, the popularity of the site in different parts of Finland. 

Google Tag Manager 

Google Tag Manager is a tool used to manage Matomo and the HTML code of the site. Google Tag Manager does not collect information about users themselves and only stores data relating to the technical functionality of the site on users’ devices. 

More information can be found here.

Google Search Console 

Google Search Console is a tool used to analyze the Google searches that users perform to find the site. The tool does not collect or store information about individual users. 


Last updated on October 31st, 2022