Perhevapaalta työelämään (From Family leave to Working life -project) is a nationwide project funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The project is coordinated by the Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.
Coaching for parents – for free
Our main goal is to create means for a smoother transition from family leave to working life (or closer to it). We offer coaching services for parents who may have some insecurities regarding returning or moving to work. The coaching sessions focus on a variety of topics, including careers, personal skill-sets, job search and work-life balance. Our previous work was rated highly by the participants, who reported that the coaching helped them to find the right steps towards returning to work. Whether you hold a doctoral degree or degree not at all you are warmly welcome regardless your background!
Registration is still open!
Our new courses have begun in the early autumn of 2021. You can sign up from here. After registration you will be contacted in a week by the coach. The coaching sessions are available in multiple languages including Finnish, Swedish, Sami (in Lapland), English, Arabic, Russian, Somali, Kurdish (Kurmanji and Sorani), Persian, Mandarin Chinese and Ukrainian.
The solution-oriented coaching focuses on parents' resources and future opportunities. We provide both group (10 hours) and individual coaching (16 hours). The individual sessions are tailor-made for each parent's needs. The group meetings are a great way to build networks, meet other parents and get peer support.
The coaching services are offered in the regions of Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio, Oulu and Lapland (remotely). The sessions take place in cities mentioned above. However, you are warmly welcome to participate also from the neigbouring areas (so for example come to coaching in Helsinki even though you live in Vantaa and so on). The schedule is flexible!
Network collaboration across borders
In addition to coaching, the project develops the services that families are offered locally, and raises awareness on different channels of support for parents. Together with our collaborators (such as state administration, NGO's and family centres), we brainstorm and develop even better ways to provide services and support to families.
Our passion is to find ways to create a more family-friendly working life in Finland!
Electronic Family Centre Project by DigiFinland
The From family leave to working life -project is involved in development project of Electronic Family Centre.
Read more about the Electronic Family Centre Project from DigiFinland's website!
A guide for employers about family leave
The From Family leave to working life -project offers a guide about family leave matters and family leave reform (2022) to support employers. The guide is made in cooperation with various governmental actors, labor market organizations, employers and organizations representing parents. The guide will be published in September 2022, when the family leave reform has entered into force.
The guide brings together key issues for the employer to consider before, during, and when the employee returns to work from family leave. The guide also shares information about the family leave reform. With the help of the guide, the project supports smooth cooperation between those on family leave and the employer when transitioning to and returning from the family leave, and thus aims to contribute to a more family-friendly working life in Finland.
The guide is coordinated by the From family leave to working life project and produced by Era Content Oy.
Our team of five at Uusimaa ELY Centre is passionate about the well-being of families.
You can reach our team by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .