Jigsaw Schools Hub | Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

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Jigsaw Schools Hub

Schools are a key setting for the promotion of youth mental health and wellbeing.

“Promoting the wellbeing of our children and young people is a shared community responsibility and is everyone’s business”. *Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice, DES, 2018-2023

In Schools Hub, you will find:


Donna O’ Brien, has been teaching English and Religion for seventeen years, with a special interest in young people’s wellbeing. In this video, Donna talks to Anne Maree, Digital Education Coordinator, about the benefits of using the toolkit.

At Jigsaw, we know that learning and wellbeing go hand in hand and that a young person’s experience at school can shape the course of the rest of their lives. We support schools to adopt a whole-school approach through the provision of resources for teaching about wellbeing, up-to-date information and guidance for school leaders, a focus on staff self-care and a range of elearning options for school staff and parents.


Youth mental health and wellbeing toolkit

Jigsaw developed a youth mental  health and wellbeing toolkit for school staff to build the mental health literacy of young people.

Section 1 will help define mental health and give students space to examine types of support.

Section 2 will support young people to understand what can help, and also challenge their mental health and wellbeing.

Section 3 will provide young people with the space to discuss the impact Covid-19 may have had on their school life.

Section 4 outlines ways to identify and explore feelings in the classroom. It also looks at strategies to manage feelings.

Section 5 helps students to think about their strengths. It also supports them to be hopeful about the future, using a strengths-based approach.


Youth mental health and wellbeing toolkit as Gaeilge

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Trí na hacmhainní agus na gníomhaíochtaí seo a úsáid le daoine óga, cuideofar leo plé a dhéanamh ar an gcaoi a bhfuil ár meabhairshláinte in ann athrú ag brath ar a bhfuil ag tarlú dúinn.

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eLearning for teachers

Promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools is a self-directed course. It is presented in four distinct modules, each module takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

This 45 minute online course introduces the concept of self-care.

Supporting the mental health of LGBTI+ young people is a course for adults who work or volunteer with young people.

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The emotional ask of teachers and school staff has been significant over the last two years.

Staff wellbeing and self-care


School leadership

The global pandemic has created a wave of uncertainty. Nowhere is this more evident than in schools.

Here are a number of strategies you can consider to promote and support staff mental health and wellbeing.

Practical ways to begin to consider your own self-care strategies.

School transition toolkit

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School transition toolkit

We developed a toolkit for primary schools to support teachers to prepare young people for the change to post-primary.

School transition toolkit


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Our partners

The Jigsaw Schools Hub is supported by Rethink Ireland through the Innovate Together Fund, a collaboration between Rethink Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development (via the Dormant Accounts Fund).

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