March 2021 - Jigsaw

Supporting the #LoveNotHate Campaign

Too often in Jigsaw we hear from young people about the negative impact racism has on their mental health.

We need to send a clear message that racism and hate have no place in our communities. That’s why Jigsaw is joining more than 90 charities and organisations from across Ireland in supporting the Irish Network Against Racism’s #LoveNotHate campaign.

The campaign calls for the government to enact hate crime legislation immediately, to offer the best protection to people from affected groups in Ireland.

Supporting the #LoveNotHate Campaign

Jigsaw schools hub is live

Results of our recent survey revealed that less than half  (45.5%) of the staff in Ireland’s schools felt confident about responding to a young person with mental health difficulties. 

The survey also showed over a quarter (25.5 %) reported providing regular ongoing support to a student experiencing mental health difficulties.

Jigsaw schools hub is live

An update on Jigsaw coming to Tipperary

We are delighted by the support for the opening of our Jigsaw service in Tipperary. The pandemic has undoubtedly impacted progress. 

As an organisation, supporting young people’s mental health is central to everything we do. We remain absolutely committed to bringing our service to young people and the community as quickly as possible. Here are some updates on the current status of the project.

An update on Jigsaw coming to Tipperary

Happy International Women’s Day

March’s rolling gallery wishes a Happy International Women’s Day to all the awe inspiring women in our lives.

Each month, Jigsaw Dublin City volunteers spread a message of positivity using the windows of the service. In January, we received the welcomed reminder we will see better days. To mark Valentine’s day, the volunteers shared a positive and inclusive message that even when you’re down, there are people who love you and are looking out for you.

For this month’s instalment of the rolling gallery, we’re getting two messages for the price of one.

Happy International Women’s Day

What’s on your plate?

To mark Eating Disorder’s Week 2021, Clinicians and Youth Advisory Panel from our Jigsaw service in Donegal have joined forces to bring you tips for healthy eating habits.

When you have a lot on your plate, it can mean that you feel like you have a lot on your mind. Common concerns that young people would come to our Jigsaw services about are worrying about school, relationships, exams or finances.

Over the years, young people’s routines and eating habits have changed significantly. Some people may notice their eating habits change when they feel anxious or overwhelmed. For Eating Disorder’s Week 2021, we are focusing on Jigsaw’s 5 a day for mental health and how it can relate to the promotion of healthy eating habits.

What’s on your plate?

Section 1: Exploring mental health and wellbeing

In Jigsaw, we view mental health and wellbeing from an early intervention and prevention perspective.

This section of the toolkit gives you the opportunity to explore the definition of mental health and wellbeing with your class, gaining an insight into what it means for them. It will also give young people the space to hear Jigsaw’s key messages on mental health and wellbeing.

Section 1 sets the scene for the following sections. These include exploring supports and challenges to our mental health and wellbeing and also taking a deeper look at mental health and wellbeing in your school.

Section 1: Exploring mental health and wellbeing