July is Disability Pride month. It’s an important time to celebrate individuality, to stress the importance of making our society more inclusive and accessible, and so much more. We asked our Youth Advocates the question, “What does Disability Pride mean to you?”
Here are their answers:
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin met with Mental Health Reform and Jigsaw in Cork on Saturday, 9th July.
As part of the visit, An Taoiseach heard about the work of Mental Health Reform and Jigsaw’s plans for improved youth mental health services in Cork.
Jigsaw’s One Good Manager is an initiative which supports the mental health of young people in the workplace.
We know from the My World Survey 2 that young people benefit greatly from having someone to be able to talk to. Having this person in their lives was linked to better overall mental health.
In this article we will learn:
Mary Clare Douglas is our Clinical Online Services Manager and we recently caught up with her to talk about Jigsaw’s online services and the difference they are making for young people.
Without the support of our amazing fundraisers like Lucy, our work here at Jigsaw would not be possible. Over the summer of 2021, Lucy O’Sullivan cycled the Wild Atlantic Way to support young people’s mental health…
The award specifically recognises the Jigsaw team’s agile response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a short space of time, we were able to continue to offer direct support to young people through a range of online services.
This prize is a reflection of the genuine commitment of all our staff. Their tireless work during the pandemic and beyond continues to support Ireland’s young people, and the communities where they live, work, learn and play. We want to thank each and every one of you.
Dr. Joseph Duffy, CEO said:
This is a personal story written for us by one of our young volunteers.
My name is Savannah. I am a Youth Advocate with Jigsaw Dublin City North.
Pride means that I am able to live my life with dignity, integrity, courage, joy, love and in community with others without fear of being ridiculed, shamed or discriminated against.
I feel so passionately about the importance of Pride, not only for myself, my fellow LGBTQIA+ community, but people all over Ireland.
Pride should be a celebrated and encouraged event nationwide and this is why I am so excited to be walking in Pride on the 25 June 2022 for the first time ever with Jigsaw.
This year, in advance of Dublin Pride 2022, Jigsaw Dublin City, together with North Fingal and Dublin South West, organised a creative day for its Youth Advocates to design placards ahead of the Parade on Saturday, 25 June.
The parade itself hasn’t happened since 2019 due to the pandemic so this year’s event will bring so much excitement and pride to the streets of Dublin.
We are proud to share our diversity, equity, and inclusion policy, More than words.
Here at Jigsaw, we believe everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive culture, where people feel a sense of belonging, regardless of their background or situation.
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.