Topic 8 Germany

The following points of contact offer children, adolescents and parents (or other caregivers) personal crisis talks and, if necessary, also arrange for further support options. These counseling services are free of charge. A referral from the treating pediatrician to a child and adolescent psychologist or psychiatrist is not necessary.

Child and youth emergency service: supports children aged 0 to 17 and their families in solving various conflicts and problems:

  • 0800 – 111 0 333

counseling for parents who want to talk about difficulties with their children or parenting issues

  • 0800 – 111 0 550

supports young people with psychosocial and psychological problems who are receiving inpatient or day-care help with upbringing or for whom the Youth Welfare Office has provided the corresponding help, and their caregivers

day-care and inpatient treatment; emergency treatments, child and adolescent psychiatric diagnostics

Overview of all contact points for supporting children and young people with mental health problems: