Due to the Coronavirus, we must keep our doors closed for the time being.
You can reach us by phone and chat from Monday to Thursday from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
During these opening hours we can be reached by telephone on:
043 - 205 81 06
06 – 82 41 00 40
@ease is closed on public holidays.
@ease Amsterdam is located in the Volta building in the ‘Spaarndammer’ neighborhood, opposite to the entrance to the Westerpark.
Volta is a stage and music school for young people. It’s connected to Dock, an organization that, among other things, works for young people in the neighborhood.
When you enter the Volta building, you first enter the central waiting area. Sometimes children, young people or parents are waiting here for their music lessons. You can go straight to the left. You then enter the large stage hall. This is the @ease waiting area. The volunteers will pick you up there. Together with two volunteers you go upstairs to the @ease area where you can speak privately in a relaxing atmosphere.
When the conversation is finished, the volunteers will ask you to complete a questionnaire on an iPad. This can be done anonymously. The answers are used for research. For example, we would like to know how you found @ease and how you rate the conversation. Your opinion is important to us. You can help us improve @ease. If you would rather not cooperate, that is no problem.
Do you want to know something about your health? Go to www.jouwggd.nl.
Do you think of suicide and do you need immediate help?
Many young people find it difficult to talk about suicide. But we know that talking about suicidal thoughts can be very helpful. It helps to eliminate loneliness and tension. You become calmer. The other can help you to organize your thoughts. And will try to find a solution together with you.
"It's okay not to feel okay for a moment. And it's okay to say that. You shouldn't be ashamed of that. Every person sometimes struggles with his feelings. Talking about it helps!"
"Nobody should be alone, that's why we from @ease are at your side when you need it."
"A listening ear is always nice and we offer that."
"Be nice to yourself. You also deserve a @ease moment and we are always there for you!"
"From my own experience I know how nice it is when someone really listens to your story. I like to do this for young people now, and to make sure they feel heard."
"Everyone needs a listening ear. @ease makes this possible for young people. I think this is a very nice initiative and I am happy that I can contribute to this."
"No matter how big or small a problem may seem, a listening ear always helps. That's why we are here for at @ease!"
"Are you between 12 and 25? Are you having a problem? Talking about it helps. Visit @ease. Free, anonymous and without an appointment."
"Every person deserves a listening ear! If you don't find a way at all, @ease is ready for you!"
"What I love about @ease is that it gives young people the opportunity to listen to them sincerely, without pressure from waiting lists or diagnosis."