Jigsaw fully supports the calls of the Irish Government, the European Union, and the international community for an urgent, immediate, and peaceful resolution to the war in Ukraine, respecting the human and democratic rights of its people.
Being transgender is when the gender you feel you are is different from the gender you were given at birth.
This also includes being non-binary which can mean not feeling like any gender, feeling both male and female, or feeling fluid in your gender in that you feel male and female at different times. It can also mean feeling partly or completely a different gender than either male or female.
Some people have a strong feeling of this from an early age and others aren’t aware until they are older.
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.
Being able to manage feelings is an important part of having good mental health.
This section provides activities to help young people develop their emotional vocabulary and understand and validate their feelings. It will then provide practical strategies they can use to manage more difficult feelings.