We developed JigsawOnline because we know young people go online as a first port of call when something is bothering them. Over three-quarters (77%) of young adults surveyed in our MyWorld survey reported they would be likely to use the internet as a source of support.
At Jigsaw, we know that anxiety, feeling down, anger, stress and exam stress are among the most common reasons as to why a young person comes to our face-to-face services. We also know that there’s often a few things going on with a young person when they seek help.
Helping young people early on, and giving them the tools and information to help themselves, is what Jigsaw’s early invention model is all about.
While Jigsaw is the National Service for Youth Mental Health, we can’t physically be everywhere. And face-to-face therapy isn’t for everyone.
JigsawOnline.ie is for those who can’t get to a Jigsaw service but also maybe don’t need one. If you’re in your teens or early twenties, JigsawOnline has information, exercises and tools that you will find helpful. Parents and guardians, and those working with young people, are also crucial stakeholders in supporting youth mental health and JigsawOnline has a number of resources to help you.