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Section 5: Help-seeking and being hopeful for the future

Supporting young people to identify strengths and supports provides them with a sense of safety within themselves and in their community. 

Strengths-based work is a way of helping young people to feel hopeful about the future and their ability to manage challenges.  Using a strengths-based perspective with young people means focusing on the positives of their circumstances. The approach does not disregard the young person’s difficulties but draws heavily on their expertise and potential to resolve problems.

Section 5: Help-seeking and being hopeful for the future

The importance of rallying around young people

If you spend any time on Jigsaw.ie or our social channels, you’ll see plenty of references to One Good Adult.

One Good Adult

One Good Adult (OGA) refers to an adult who a young person can turn to if they are in need of support. The theme of One Good Adult emerged from the My World Survey, a national study of youth mental health. OGAs support young people in their life by listening to them, giving them time and space to open up and not judging them.

The importance of rallying around young people

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