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Supporting migrants from war-torn areas

Hearing stories about conflict in other countries can bring up a number of feelings.

Rolling news about events such as the war in Ukraine and other conflict areas, can be overwhelming and leave us with a sense of helplessness at not knowing what to do.

Connecting with others

We can also feel empathy and sympathy for what our fellow human beings are going through.

Part of being human means we can connect with people we have never met, worrying about their situation and feeling their distress. It’s not unusual to feel different emotions at one time.

Fleeing a war-torn country is a very challenging thing for someone to do. People are forced to leave family members, homes, pets, jobs, and careers, as well as their social community.

Adjusting to being in a new country you didn’t necessarily choose isn’t easy. There may be many barriers to settling in, such as language and different cultural norms, like foods that are eaten.

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Youth workers’ role in promoting youth mental health

In Jigsaw, we know how important youth workers can be in young people’s development. Youth workers play an invaluable role in promoting youth mental health.

They help young people access supports that contribute to their personal, emotional, social and educational development.

This article has practical advice for youth workers on how to support youth mental health and to help create a safe place where it is promoted.

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Supporting wellbeing in schools course

Jigsaw has developed an interactive eLearning course on youth mental health for school staff. 

The course Promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools is informed by emerging research, national and international policy, and best practice on promotion in schools. It has been developed in collaboration with young people, school leaders, and school staff.

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Cuid 1: Mheabhairshláinte agus folláine a fhiosrú

I Jigsaw, tá dearcadh luath-idirghabhála agus coiscthe againn mar a bhaineann leis an meabhairshláinte agus leis an bhfolláine.

Tugann an chuid seo den fhearas deis duit an sainmhíniú atá ar mheabhairshláinte agus ar fholláine a fhiosrú le do rang, chun léargas a fháil ar an tuiscint atá ag na daltaí orthu. Tabharfaidh sé an deis freisin do dhaoine óga príomhtheachtaireachtaí Jigsaw maidir le meabhairshláinte agus folláine a chloisteáil.

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Cuid 5: Cúnamh a iarraidh agus a bheith dóchasach faoin todhchaí

Má thacaítear le daoine óga láidreachtaí agus tacaíochtaí a aithint, airíonn siad sábháilte iontu féin agus ina bpobal.

Is bealach í an obair bunaithe ar láidreachtaí chun cabhrú le daoine óga a bheith dóchasach faoin todhchaí agus faoina gcumas dul i ngleic le dúshláin. Nuair a bhaintear úsáid as dearcadh bunaithe ar láidreachtaí le daoine óga, dírítear isteach ar na rudaí dearfacha a bhaineann leis na cúinsí ina bhfuil siad. Ní dhéanann an cur chuige seo neamhaird de dheacrachtaí an duine óig ach tarraingíonn sé go mór ar a gcuid saineolais agus a gcumas fadhbanna a réiteach.

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