2015 in Numbers.

I felt so relaxed and comfortable, felt like I could say
anything and not be judged. The change in me is
remarkable, all thanks to Jigsaw.

A quote from a young person who attended Jigsaw for support with their mental health

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    In 2015, we've seen a 25% increase in the number of young people supported by our Jigsaw Services. This is related to the increased investment in staffing within local Jigsaw Services allowing us to support even more young people.

    Our Jigsaw mental health professionals provide young people with support in three different ways:

    A brief intervention... a young person comes to a Jigsaw Service for up to six sessions of therapeutic support with one of our mental health professionals.

    A brief contact... a young person attends a Jigsaw Service once or twice for information and advice from one of our mental health professionals.

    A case consultation... a parent, guardian, teacher or another individual, is given information and advice about a young person’s mental health needs.

    4,070

    The number of young people given direct and indirect support by Jigsaw Services in 2015.

    Including:

    1,963 brief interventions
    1,308 case consultations
    799 brief contacts

    The five most common mental health difficulties that young people came to Jigsaw for support with during 2015 are:

    32% - Anxiety

    27% - Low Mood

    16% - Stress

    14% - Anger

    13% - Sleep difficulties

  • At Jigsaw, we have been collecting information since 2007 on the types of issues young people (aged 12-25) describe when they engage with our Jigsaw Services for support.

    This information provides a unique picture of the challenges facing young people in modern Ireland today, and helps to guide us in the support we provide.

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    The percentage of 12-16 year olds who had a reliable reduction in psychological distress after visiting a Jigsaw Service for sessions with a Jigsaw mental health professional.

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    The percentage of 17-25 year olds who had a reliable reduction in psychological distress after visiting a Jigsaw Service for sessions with a Jigsaw mental health professional.

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    The percentage of young people who attended a Jigsaw Service for sessions with our mental health professionals, who when asked said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the support they got.

    It helped having a place to just say what was on my mind

    A quote from a young person who attended Jigsaw for support with their mental health

    At their first and last sessions in Jigsaw, young people complete a standardised questionnaire measuring psychological distress (Clinical Outcomes Routine Evaluation; CORE).

    Psychological distress was measured using the CORE-10 for 17-25 years olds and the YP-CORE for 12-16 years olds.

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    The percentage of young people who attended a Jigsaw Service for sessions with our mental health professionals, who when asked said they would be willing to recommend Jigsaw to a friend.

    4.4

    The average number of sessions that take place with a young person.

  • 316

    The number of professionals and volunteers working with young people who attended our Understanding Youth Mental Health workshops.

  • The number of professionals and volunteers working with young people who attended our Minding Youth Mental Health workshops.

    129

  • 2,110

    The number of people who attended our Supporting Young People’s Mental Health workshops.

  • The number of young people who attended our It’s Time to Start Talking workshops.

    10,176

  • What’s the impact of our workshops?
    Participants report:

    A greater understanding of youth mental health and the issues facing young people

    A deeper understanding of the way young people look for help

    An increase in their own confidence and ability to respond to young people experiencing mental health difficulties

    An increased ability to identify the signs of mental health difficulty

    A greater understanding of the importance of resilience and how to build resilience in young people

    Increased awareness of how the role and value of being that "One Good Adult" in young people’s lives.

    3

    The number of papers we’ve had published in peer reviewed publications helping researchers and mental health experts to learn more about Jigsaw and youth mental health.

    €3,500

    The maximum amount available to individual post-graduate students through our new bursary scheme that aims to support and encourage more research in the area of youth mental health.

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