We celebrate a year of achievements in our Annual Report for 2015.
In it, we share some of last year’s best stories and biggest successes, to thank you – our supporters – for helping to make it all happen.
Watch our video below to see some of the things that we are most proud of that you helped us to achieve.
In the Jigsaw Annual Report for 2015
- Annie, a member of our Youth Advisory Panel, talks about the value young people bring to what we do, “Jigsaw’s lifeblood is involving young people in the decisions and policy that impact on them, helping to shape and influence how Jigsaw works in communities across Ireland.”
- Dr Gillian O’Brien, talks about how our Jigsaw Services gave direct and indirect support to over 4,000 young people across Ireland in 2015.
- With over 90% of our funding used to support and develop our Jigsaw Services, Dr Joseph Duffy, our Chief Operating Officer, talks about the importance of good governance, and how through 2015 we've continued to build on delivering a safe and transparent service.
- Joanne Treacy, from Scarriff in County Clare, took on the challenge of conquering the 26 mountain peaks of Ireland over ten days to raise over €9000 for Jigsaw. She shares her story, “While raising money is important, and I was proud of the amount that we raised… In the end, even if it got just one person to look at the Jigsaw website for help, then the challenge was worth it.”
- 93% of young people who attended a Jigsaw Service for support, when asked said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the support they got. Louise Dolphin, our Acting Research Coordinator talks about how we gather information to understand and evaluate the impact we have on young people’s mental health.
- We ran over 300 training workshops in communities across Ireland with a reach of over 13,000 people. Siobhan McGrory, our Education and Training Manager, talks about how our training is making a real difference in communities, “People who take part in our training report an increased confidence in their ability to respond to young people experiencing mental health difficulties”.
You can read more about our year’s achievements in our Annual Report for 2015.
It’s all down to our supporters – our progress is your progress, and we couldn’t do any of it without you.
2016 is also shaping up to be an exciting year for us. In June we changed our name from Headstrong to Jigsaw, and there are three more Jigsaw Services being readied for opening - in Cork, Limerick and Dublin City.
We’ve also been celebrating 10 years since we were founded. Over those ten years, we’ve supported more than 15,000 young people and their families thanks to your help.
We look forward to supporting even more young people over the next ten years as we work together towards achieving our vision of an Ireland where young people are connected to their community and have the resilience to face challenges to their mental health.
And in the words of our Founder and CEO, Tony Bates, “Thank you for joining us in our mission of changing how Ireland thinks about young people’s mental health through our Jigsaw programme of Research, Engagement, and Services. It means the world.”
Find out more about how you can support Jigsaw.