Seta is an expert on the diversity of sexual orientation and gender. We keep ourselves updated with the latest knowledge in the field, run development work and operate a comprehensive training service for professionals in health and social services, students, youth and others about issues concerning the lives of people belonging to LGBTI minorities. Organized and supported by Seta, the member organizations also offer training by volunteers in the regions.
The national Trans Support Centre is a special unit within Seta, providing individual legal and social services to transgendered and intersexed people and their intimates.
In many regions, the member organizations offer telephone hotlines and peer support groups for LGBTI people. Some of the member organizations also provide social worker reception.
The Finnish Ministry of Education finances the youth work of Seta. This focuses on training youth work professionals and others to enable them to take into account the diversity of youth and their families at schools and in all public services involving youth. It is crucially important that every young person gets positive and adequate information about the diversity of sexual orientation and gender by all institutions bodies carrying rearing responsibility.
Seta serves its member organizations by the means of training, guidance and development work. We also support our member organizations in their youth work, volunteer work and their role as employers. Seta also distributes RAY (Finland's Slot Machine Association) funding to the member organizations for them to organize social services.