Ongoing research and evaluation

Jigsaw are currently evaluating mental health programmes and initiatives in schools, further and higher education and community settings.

Ongoing research and evaluation

Ongoing research and evaluation

School based evaluations

One Good School

One Good School aims to improve mental health literacy across the school community through a suite of mental health activities. Findings from the first version of OGS 2019/2021 informed this current process evaluation which explores how OGS is implemented and delivered in schools.

Jigsaw Schools Hub

The Jigsaw Schools Hub was re-launched in 2022  and offers online resources for school staff to help them promote and support youth mental health and wellbeing. These resources are based around four themes: social media, friendships, relationships, and mental health. (Further themes will be added over time, aligned to the SPHE curriculum). The evaluation of the JSH aims to examine how useful and relevant the resources are for school staff and students.

Further and higher education evaluations

One Good Friend

One Good Friend is an online programme that aims to increase students’ confidence, knowledge and skills in supporting their friends’ mental health and wellbeing. In doing so, this initiative also aims to equip students with knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health and wellbeing. The OGF evaluation focuses on how effective and useful the programme is.

Community based evaluations

Ways 4 wellbeing

The Ways 4 Wellbeing (W4W) programme is a five week-long youth mental health promotion programme for young people aged 12-17 years in community settings. This in-person programme aims to improve mental health outcomes for young people by increasing their understanding of mental health and wellbeing, improving their skills and resources to mind their mental health, and enhancing their help-seeking knowledge and behaviour. The evaluation explores how effective and useful the programme is.

One Good Club

One Good Club™ is a five-step youth mental health awareness programme for Ladies Gaelic Football clubs, which aims to raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health while empowering clubs to positively affect their members and communities. The most recent initiative ran for 10 weeks between May and July 2022, and 26 LGFA clubs across all 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland took part.

Calling on all LGFA clubs!