Jigsaw is Headstrong's response to the challenge of making sure young people have access to support where and when they need it. Jigsaw is a network of projects across Ireland, working with communities to better support young people's mental health and well being.
Jigsaw projects bring people and services together to give young people somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to in their community. See our stories for examples of how Jigsaw projects have had an impact on the lives of young people.
Jigsaw is currently in six sites around Ireland in Counties Galway, Kerry, Meath, Roscommon, Donegal, and Offaly with five more being developed in Dublin 15, North Fingal, Tallaght, Clondalkin and Limerick.
Jigsaw youngballymun was a collaborative effort between Headstrong and youngballymun, an area-based systemic change strategy. The working agreement between Headstrong and youngballymun came to an end in December 2011. Opportunities for future collaboration may emerge as 2012 progresses in the context of youngballymun's work to integrate the youth mental health, youth literacy and youth pregnancy and parenting dimensions of its programme.
Jigsaw works by engaging young people, organisations, families and other support agencies in the community, so that we are all better able to respond to the mental health and well being needs of young people aged 12-25.