Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health
Jigsaw helps young people (aged 12-25) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The reasons that young people choose to come to Jigsaw are many and varied. They include things like low mood, anxiety, relationship or family issues, anger and stress.
Jigsaw clinicians work with the young person to come to a shared understanding about their mental health and what they would like to change. They look at what is impacting their mental health. They help the young person to develop strategies to cope positively with the challenges they face.
Jigsaw aim to offer support early during difficult periods in the lives of young people, before issues increase and need longer, more intensive mental health supports. It is never too late to get help for mental health issues. However, getting support early on can often nip problems in the bud before they develop into something less manageable.How to connect with this service → Changes to our service due to Coronavirus →
with: Anger Anxiety Bullying Depression Grief Loneliness Regret Relationships Sexuality/Gender Issues Stress
Age range: 12-25
Time: They answer calls and contacts as quickly as possible during their opening times
Do I need my parents permission if I'm under 18?: yes
How do I connect with this service?
Young people / parents can access the service by making a phone call, or by sending a letter or email to the service or by calling in. This is not used as a therapeutic forum, but only to obtain a young person’s details so that an appointment can be arranged.
How have your services changed due to Coronavirus?
While their face-to-face services are suspended, young people’s mental health is still their top priority. They have increased the frequency of some of their online features along with introducing new ones as part of their Covid-19 response.
The Jigsaw support line is now up and running on Freephone 1800 JIGSAW (544 729).
It will provide free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland.
You can find further supports and resources on www.jigsawonline.ie