It’s the start of a new month and with that comes the latest instalment of the rolling gallery. This month Jigsaw Dublin City volunteers collaborated with international artist David Uda, who generously gave his time and creativity to bring the piece to life.
A young person who received a cancer diagnosis has developed a booklet to support teenagers who may be facing the same situation.
They were treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma when they were 15 years old which was a lonely and worrying time for them. Inspired by what they felt was a lack of educational materials available for young adults living with cancer, and they have created this resource drawing from their own experience.
Lauren is a 20 year old health and social care student from Clondalkin.
When her anger and anxiety started to impact on her life Lauren decided to go to a Jigsaw service for support. However, she worried what people around her would think. Once she started telling her family and friends about her mental health, Lauren realised ‘it’s not just me’. We all need help and support at different times. Here, Lauren talks about her experience of going to Jigsaw.