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Youth Mental Health Charity Reports 400% Rise In Demand For Supports

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:33 PM - 26 Mar 2020



The youth mental health charity Jigsaw has seen a 400% increase in demand for its online services and supports in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The group was forced to suspend its face to face services on Match 12th.

It's now launched a range of revised services and supports to help young people.

These include:

• Jigsaw will continue to provide support for young people (aged 12-25) already engaged in their one-to-one service via a telephone service with Jigsaw
clinicians
• Twice daily group chats for young people focused on diverse emerging themes accessed through www.jigsawonline.ie
• Inbound email support through help@jigsaw.ie for young people and those around them
• The launch of a free 1800 phone service where young people across the country can speak to a Jigsaw clinician (from April 3rd)

In the past 10 days, more than 500 teachers have signed up to its Mental Health eLearning Programme.

It's aimed at building mental health skills and literacy of secondary school teachers.



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