Jigsaw is delighted to announce a new, three year charity partnership with Lidl Ireland
April 09th 2018
Lidl pledges to fundraise €1million for Jigsaw over the next three years with over 4,200 employees aiming to raise funds through a variety of exciting activities. Alongside these fundraising initiatives, Lidl also aims to raise awareness of youth mental health nationwide and will encourage all customers and colleagues to be ‘One Good Adult’ - a campaign for all adults to support a young person in their lives by being there to listen, support and advise when times are tough.
Being ‘One Good Adult’ in a young person’s life has a positive influence on their mental health. Be it a parent, teacher, football coach or school bus driver, we all have a role in supporting the young people around us.
Jigsaw Chief Executive Officer Joseph Duffy commented; “Without the commitment of strategic partners like Lidl, we simply cannot support all our young people that deserve our help. It is for this reason that Jigsaw is so excited to work with Lidl, in addressing a critical area for all their team, all the communities they are based and the country as a whole – our young people’s mental health. In order to drive the change we see as essential in youth mental health, we see this partnership between Lidl and Jigsaw as one that can inform, support, educate and empower a wide section of our communities, enabling a better understanding of our collective responsibility in supporting young people’s mental health. This partnership with Lidl enables us to do this with impact and at scale.”
Managing Director of Lidl Ireland, J.P. Scally said, “We are delighted to partner with Jigsaw to help inspire and make a positive difference for youth mental health in Ireland. Up to 60% of young people in Ireland with mental health problems do not seek professional help. Our aim through this partnership is to raise the profile of the fantastic work Jigsaw do and in turn reduce this number, by empowering our staff and customers to be ‘One Good Adult’ in a young person’s life. We want to empower all Irish adults to better support the young people in their lives and encourage young people themselves to seek help when and where they need to most”.
How you can help
Making a donation:
By making a donation now online, you can make a difference today and help us to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported.
Take on a fundraising challenge:
Walk, run, cycle… Become a Jigsaw Hero, take on a fundraising challenge and help us to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. We've got a list of events here or create your own!
Looking for support?
If you are struggling, or a young person you know is going through a tough time, we’re here to help.