Jigsaw Christmas jumper day

This Christmas, get together with your colleagues, friends or family to wear your Jumpers for Jigsaw. Because loneliness doesn’t take a holiday, not even at Christmas.

For many young people, this time of year can be a time of loneliness, sadness, and isolation. When we feel lonely, we don’t just feel down. Loneliness is the silent wrecker of mental and physical wellbeing.

We at Jigsaw want to be there for young people who are facing these challenges in silence. Every contribution helps us remind them that they’re not alone. That there is hope.

Supporting yourself through college

The initial thrill of starting college may have worn off, you might feel stressed as coursework starts to build up. Other things, like keeping up with friends and dealing with money pressures can also make you feel stressed.

These feelings are normal. Learning to deal with difficult situations is all part of breaking out and becoming your own person.

Coping with college pressure

The college year is well and truly underway and the summer break is now but a distant memory. With exams looming and a list of assignments to get through, not to mention work and social commitments to keep up with, it might feel like the pressure is mounting.

Navigating Leaving Cert result stress

On Friday, 25 August, young people will be getting their Leaving Cert results.

The wait beforehand can be an anxious and stressful time for many. Here we share helpful tips and advice gathered from our team of mental health professionals and other young people who have been there.

Remember to give yourself credit

No matter how your results turn out, you deserve to celebrate your hard work. And remember, your exams do not define your worth.

Take your time

Moving forward is personal. Don’t rush. Give yourself space to figure things out. Check in with yourself now and again about how you are feeling. If you are worried or stressed sometimes, that is OK. It is normal to feel that way. But don’t be afraid to seek help if you feel you need it.

The Grand Tour 2023

Our very own Damian Sheridan will be leading seven other motorcyclists on a 72-hour journey that will cover 15,000km and visit all fourteen local Jigsaw services across the country.