We’re changing our name from Headstrong to Jigsaw…

June 20th 2016

We’re changing our name from Headstrong to Jigsaw…

“We need one strong, single brand that will help us all to extend the recognition of Jigsaw among the general public and strengthen support for our mission.”
- Dr Tony Bates, Jigsaw Founding Director and CEO.

Your support of our work has meant a lot over the past 10 years. 

Together we’ve made a difference to more than 15,000 young people.

Because of you, our Jigsaw Services are recognised by the Government and the HSE as being an essential part of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people across Ireland.

We are all Jigsaw

We promised to keep you updated on our work, and so we’d like to let you know that from Monday 20th June Headstrong is changing its name. We listened to you and you told us that the two brand names - Headstrong and Jigsaw were confusing. So we are changing to the one single name of Jigsaw for all the work that we do.

We know that the byword for Youth Mental Health in Ireland is Jigsaw. You were part of getting us to this point and we deeply appreciate your contribution. We relied on your word of mouth, and we chose instead to put our resources into building our network of Jigsaw Services across 10 communities. 

We believe that every community deserves a Jigsaw, and we will soon be adding three more in Cork, Limerick and Dublin City.

Our name changes, but what we do remains the same. We will continue in our commitment to:

  • Research to deepen our understanding of young people’s mental health
  • Engagement, working with communities to change how Ireland thinks about youth mental health
  • developing our Jigsaw Services that give our young people from the age of 12-25 free and confidential mental health supports.

Everyone wants an Ireland where mental health issues don’t limit or label anyone. Our work is about getting in early and changing the course of all of ‘OUR’ young people’s lives.

You made a decision to be part of that change and we still need you. Find out more about the work we are doing and how you are helping us make a difference on our new website at www.Jigsaw.ie, and please keep in touch. 

Dr Tony Bates
Jigsaw Founding Director and CEO

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