Last year, your generosity and dedication allowed us to offer vital mental health support to more young people across Ireland. Thank you. 2019 was a year of significant achievement in which we were able to increase our supports to young people. Highlights included the launch of jigsawonline.ie; expanding our community-based services into Laois; advance planning for further Jigsaw services; the launch of One Good School™ in 80 secondary schools across Ireland; and the publication of My World Survey 2.
In 2019, we were delighted to win a Good Governance Award for the second time. This is an important public acknowledgement and recognition of our efforts. We aim to always reach and exceed the standards expected of us.Dr Patricia O’Hara, Chairperson (2016-2019)
In 2019, we were delighted to win a Good Governance Award for the second time. This is an important public acknowledgement and recognition of our efforts. We aim to always reach and exceed the standards expected of us. My warmest thanks to our committed supporters, volunteers, HSE and corporate partners for enabling us to achieve so much in 2019. Without you, we simply could not have been there for so many young people.
We were delighted that 2019 saw us grow the ways in which young people can access our free, expert information resources and confidential support online, and in communities across Ireland.
We offered a listening ear, gave expert advice and support to young people, parents and guardians, and school teachers - and did our best to be there when young people needed us most.
Thank you to our staff, volunteers, supporters and partners for all that you have done to give young people the mental health support they need in 2019, and for the difference we will make together in 2020 and beyond.Dr Joseph Duffy, Chief Executive Officer
We swam oceans, ran through deserts, pedalled across Ireland, and cheered each other along the way. We influenced the government, policy makers, and local authorities to improve mental health supports for young people.
We did all of this and more – but we know that there’s still so much more to be done.
Thank you to our volunteers, supporters, partners, professionals and employees for all that you have done to give young people the mental health support they need in 2019, and for the difference we will make together in the 2020 and beyond.
The voice of young people is a key factor in Jigsaw. This for me is what sets us apart from other organisations. I feel young people are the backing track to the great work achieved by Jigsaw.
Jigsaw doesn’t just let young people talk, they listen to what’s being said. And use that to inform their work. I think this ongoing collaboration with young people has a significant impact to the value of the services.
Jigsaw doesn’t just let young people talk, they listen to what’s being said. And use that to inform their work.Royanne McGregor, youth advisory panel
For example, Jigsaw’s new online mental health information and support is fully accessible to young people, and this could only have been achieved through real youth collaboration. Similarly, the Jigsaw services were designed with young people at the forefront.
Being part of Jigsaw has given me an incredible array of experiences and opportunities. I have loved every aspect of being part of the youth advisory panel. It has given me a chance to speak up for young people, and ensure the service remains youth focused and friendly. From a personal perspective it helped solidify my future plans. I know for certain working to support the mental health of young people is what I want to do, and it is what I am meant to do.
In our work at Jigsaw it’s imperative that we ensure we’re doing the right things, and then doing those things in the right way...Dr Joseph Duffy, Chief Executive Officer
Jigsaw gives young people a voice to talk about their concerns and find solutions that work for them. We provide somewhere to turn to, and someone to talk to.A quote from a young person who attended Jigsaw for support with their mental health