Our vision

We are here to make sure that every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. Mental health can affect every aspect of a young person’s life. And we believe every young person must have the support that’s right for them, whatever they are going through.

But right now, that’s not the case. That’s why in 2018 we developed a new strategy which provides our focus for the next three years – from 2018 to 2020.

It’s an ambitious strategy which outlines what we need to focus on to be right there with young people when they need us. And we will continue to need your help to achieve it.

Looking forward to 2020 and beyond we want to...

Influence change

We will use our experience and knowledge to create a more supportive environment for young people. By working together with our partners we want to secure changes to awareness levels, laws, policies, funding and more to advance our vision for the mental health of Ireland’s young people.

Strengthen communities

We believe in a community-based, holistic approach and we cannot achieve our vision without the active involvement of communities across Ireland. To make the change happen that we see as essential, we want to inform, support, and educate everyone across Ireland about young people’s mental health.

Deliver services

We will continue to grow and develop our youth mental health services and supports. We want to make sure that we are there for all young people when they need us most.

Ricky’s story: Good days, bad days...

Ricky, aged 24, talks about going to Jigsaw for help with his mental health.

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When I left, I was able to leave with my head held high and walk out confident, knowing that I had the skills I needed to deal with whatever came up.

Ricky, 24, Ricky’s story