Why we exist

At Jigsaw, we understand and support young people’s mental health.
We are a community of professionals, supporters, and volunteers with a shared belief in an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported.

Both online and in our services around the country, we give advice and support to help young people aged 12–25 years-old.

We give families, educators, and those who support young people’s mental health ways to cope and the skills to be there for young people.

We share our knowledge and expertise, and together use our collective power to change attitudes and make sure that youth mental health is a local and national priority.

James’ story:
Fed up with staring at the wall...

James, aged 22, talks about his experience of seeking support for his mental health.

Watch the video...

Even three sessions in, I was feeling so much better about my own self-esteem, about my own life, about where I was going with my own life.

James, 22, James’ story

Our vision

An Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported.

Our mission

To advance the mental health of young people in Ireland, aged 12-25, by influencing change, strengthening communities, and delivering services through our evidence informed early intervention and prevention approach.

Our strategic priorities

1. Influence change

We will use our experience and knowledge to create a more supportive environment for young people. By working together with our partners we want to secure changes to awareness levels, laws, policies, funding and more to advance our vision for the mental health of Ireland’s young people.

2. Strengthen communities

We believe in a community-based, holistic approach and we cannot achieve our vision without the active involvement of communities across Ireland. To make the change happen that we see as essential, we want to inform, support, and educate everyone across Ireland about young people’s mental health.

3. Deliver services

We will continue to grow and develop our youth mental health services and supports. We want to make sure that our services are accessible, visible, impactful, inclusive and timely.

Our work is underpinned by our values

  • We value young people
  • We show compassion
  • We are progressive
  • We act with integrity
  • We work collaboratively
  • We are driven by evidence