Prodigi – project (2021–2022)
Prodigi is a new project aimed at building and expanding our on-line services in Pro-tukipiste. We want to offer the possibility to utilize our services regardless of your whereabouts in Finland. Our goal is to develop an easy-to-use and reliable digital platform. This on-line service allows you to get information and support via personal video reception. Peer support will also be available in a group video room. Our on-line service also offers a channel for consultation and network meetings for our partner organizations and other actors.
To make our new service easy and safe to use, it needs to be developed in collaboration. This means not working only with our personnel, but also closely with people in the sex and erotic industry and with other organizations. We will be testing this new on-line platform both in our service units and elsewhere in Finland during the entire project. Based on the feedback received, we will tailor our on-line service to meet the needs and wishes of our service users. At the end of the project the jointly developed online service will be integrated into the existing Pro-tukipiste services.
An online-chat service operates on Pro-tukipiste website every weekday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Online-chat offers an easy-to-reach support and guidance nationwide. You can get in touch and talk with us anonymously wherever you are, either in Finland or elsewhere. You can discuss any issues related to sex and erotic work or anything else on your mind. If you work in the sex and erotic industry you can, for example, book an appointment for an anonymous sexually transmitted infections test (STI’s).
On-line group activities – Wednesday discussion group and theme Thursdays (For the time being only in Finnish)
Weekly peer support meetings on the Discord server on Wednesdays from 6–8 pm. The group is only for people who do erotic or sex work. Alongside the voice channel, you can also use a text channel to comment /discuss by writing, and with photos and GIFs. The group is led by a peer worker and a staff member working closely together.
We also organize themed Thursday evenings in Discord every month in which we invite experts in various fields to introduce a topic of discussion and answer questions. Peer group participants can have a say in the themes chosen for group meetings.
The themes and times of the group on the Discord server can be found in: Service calendar
WELCOME TO JOIN OUR ACTIVITIES!
Contact us if you want to find out more or if you have an idea you would like to put into practice with us! We also provide instructions on how to join the online peer group.
Helsinki/ Erja Aalto +358 40 725 0791 tai firstname.lastname@example.org