Mental health is:
It’s never too early to start looking after your mental health; good mental health can be nurtured from childhood onwards.
75% of all mental health difficulties emerge between the ages of 15 and 25 years.
Young people with One Good Adult in their lives show:
With the OneGoodAdult campaign we want to shine a light on the role friends, family, teachers, coaches, and colleagues can play when it comes to supporting young people with mental health.
Simply someone who is there, willing to listen without judgement when a young person needs to talk.
When keeping an eye out for signs a young person may be struggling remember - -what is typical for one young person is not the same as for another and that you are looking for signs of changes in their usual behaviour or demeanour. Signs may include:
Lidl support Jigsaw and Jigsaw supports us all, by helping us find ways to really listen to young people about their mental health. Through our partnership we have made a commitment to raise €1 million to support Jigsaw’s vision and to raise awareness of youth mental health nationwide. Encouraging everyone to be that OneGoodAdult in the life of a young person.
Jigsaw passionately believe that with your help we can bring about an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported.
Through their 13 services in communities across Ireland they provide early intervention mental health supports to young people aged 12-25. Their services are designed in consultation with young people to be a welcoming place young people can visit for free information and support from trained mental health professionals. If a young person wants support, Jigsaw service teams are there to listen, without making judgements, and to provide supportive guidance. They also provide information and advice to anyone who is worried about a friend or young person in their life.
Jigsaw also provide a range of specialist education and training programmes in schools, workplaces and community groups which aim to encourage understanding and increase knowledge about youth mental health and the support their services can offer.