Jigsaw launches 2016 Annual Report

September 20th 2017

Jigsaw launches 2016 Annual Report

Jigsaw will be hosting a special event at Dublin’s The Chocolate Factory from 11am on Tuesday 3rd October, where we will be looking to share and discuss some of the key findings about youth mental health from our work during 2016 as taken from our latest Annual Report - www.annualreport2016.jigsaw.ie

2016 was a hugely important year for youth mental health in Ireland. Against the backdrop of a growing movement on youth mental health, Jigsaw has continued to support thousands of young people in towns, villages and cities across the country.

International research and analyses has long-demonstrated that early intervention and prevention services are effective in reducing levels of psychological distress. Now, for the first time in a public setting, Jigsaw will show through our data that our early intervention and prevention supports are making a real difference to the mental health of Ireland’s young people.

Some key discussion areas will focus on:

  • the context in which we operate
  • Jigsaw’s transdisciplinary, community-based model
  • how our early and brief interventions are significantly reducing the psychological distress felt by young people
  • how our stigma-busting E&T workshops statistically increase understanding amongst young people and their communities about when and where to seek mental health support, increase help seeking intentions and significantly decrease the stigma surrounding youth mental health.

We would be delighted if you could join us at The Chocolate Factory from 11am on Tuesday 3rd October, as we look at what this means for Ireland and our understanding of how we can best support our young people with their mental health.

Please RSVP to comms@jigsaw.ie, or by calling us on 01 472 7010.