Strengthening Communities | What we do | Jigsaw

Strengthen communities

Strengthen communities

Strengthening communities

In Jigsaw, we understand that everyday experiences can affect mental health and wellbeing.

A young person’s relationships with their friends and family, how they’re getting on in school or at work, their income. Understanding these can help inform us to best meet a young person’s mental health needs.

We understand the important role that parents, family members, teachers and other adults play. It takes a village to build a young person. This is never more true than when it comes to a young person’s mental health and wellbeing.

Therefore, we work with communities offering information, training and support. This helps build confidence in supporting and promoting young people’s mental health.

How we make difference in communities

  • 25,784

    people took part in our youth mental health promotion workshops and courses delivered in communities around Ireland in 2019

  • 14

    types of community workshops and courses offered to parents, guardians and adults who work with young people

  • 8,513

    registrations for our online courses

  • 80

    schools signed-up to our first year of One Good School™, our new youth mental health promotion initiative for schools

What Jigsaw is doing to strengthen communities

Increase awareness of the collective role of communities in supporting young people’s mental health.

In 2019, Jigsaw delivered workshops and courses to over 25,000 people in communities around Ireland. The workshops are delivered by members of our Jigsaw service teams, our youth mental health promotion department and trained advocates through our partnerships with school. youth groups, other mental health services, and more.

Find out more about our community workshops and courses and you can access them through your local Jigsaw service.

Improve our collaboration and partnerships with other services.

We have partnerships with a number of organisations. This helps us to deliver our workshops and courses to even more adults who support young people.

Our partners include:

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One Good School™  – Working with post-primary schools

Jigsaw knows from the My World Survey the vital role that schools play in promoting and supporting the mental health of young people. One Good School™ provides a programme that supports them in developing a shared responsibility for mental health and wellbeing across the whole school community. 80 schools have signed-up for in the first year of One Good School™.

Find out more about One Good School

eLearning and online courses

Jigsaw’s eLearning offers courses for teachers, parents and young people.

In 2019, there were 8,513 registrations for our online courses, and there was a 47% completion rate (3,925 people).

Find out more about our online courses


Youth mental health promotion

Watch this animation to get a sense of Jigsaw’s youth mental health promotion work to help strengthen communities.

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