Jigsaw and Three join forces to connect young people with better mental health
April 03rd 2018
Jigsaw and Three are excited to announce a new three year partnership that will see the delivery of eJigsaw - a first-of-its-kind innovative, digital portal to support the mental health needs of young people.
Speaking about the new partnership, Dr Joseph Duffy, Chief Executive Officer with Jigsaw said, “Delivering eJigsaw has been a Jigsaw ambition for some time that we know will give us the opportunity to reach and support even more young people who are struggling to cope. Now, through our new partnership with Three, and with added support from MSD Ireland, we will have both the technical and financial support to make this ambition a reality.
“eJigsaw will provide a range of mental health support and information to educate and equip communities in helping young people, and give direct support to young people at the time when they most need it.”
Elaine Carey, Chief Commercial Officer with Three added, “When we set about looking for our new charity partner we surveyed our employees, customers and the general public and asked them what issue mattered most to them and mental health received an overwhelming response. Through this partnership we can contribute to this issue and deliver a tangible benefit via the digital portal that will provide young people better connectivity to help and support when they need it through eJigsaw.”
In addition to helping to deliver eJigsaw, Three will also provide Jigsaw with financial support, fundraising and skills based volunteering from its 1400 employees.
eJigsaw is currently in the early stages of development. Without the support of Three and MSD, this important platform wouldn't be feasible and Jigsaw are hugely grateful for the support from both organisations.