"No more waiting - instead health care when you need it"
I am 22 years old, studying public administration at Åbo Akademi University. I am currently chair of the board at the Student Union of Åbo Akademi University and also vice chair of Svensk Ungdom.
In my free time I am a scout and I am generally active in associations and enjoy being with my friends. When I'm free, I like being in the nature and at sea.
I am running in the county elections to work for quick access to care, promote the well-being of children and young people in particular, and invest in preventive work!
Children, young people and families
Investments in the well-being of young people are a prerequisite for sustainable societal development. Right now we are in a situation where the health debt is massive and young peoples mental health is bad. At the same time, the queues for care and especially for mental health care are unacceptably long. Especially when it comes to mental health care for children and young people, the care must be available with a low threshold and as soon as it is needed.
Even if the administration of pupil and student care moves to the welfare areas, the care must be close to the pupils. In the schools, there must be sufficient varying support for the students, so that everyone can complete their education and get the help they need with a low threshold.
All children must have a safe childhood. Southwest Finland should be a pioneer in creating a functioning network for families where they invest in preventive work and support at an early stage before problems become big. We should invest in e.g. outreach youth work, sufficient resources for child protection and effective cooperation between authorities.
Currently, the burden of specialist care is far too high because primary care is not working properly. This means significantly higher costs and longer queues and is certainly not sustainable in the long run.
Treatment should be easy to access at low thresholds when needed and investments should always be at the preventive level. It is always better to invest in well-being at the preventive stage than only after the problems have worsened.
This applies to all health care, but mental health services in particular are currently burdening the specialist care. That’s why investments in mental health services is now needed to make help available at a low threshold as soon as you need it.
Substance abuse services
Substance abuse problems are on the rise and also among younger people. We need effective forms of support in which the authorities work together. Those in need of substance abuse services should receive support right from the first contact, and no one should have to fall outside the support services of society because of bureaucracy.
Substance abuse problems are often associated with mental health problems. It is therefore important that mental health services are also provided in connection with substance abuse services. Everyone has the right to equal treatment, whether or not they suffer from substance abuse problems.