The presence of one good adult in a young person’s life has a positive influence on their mental health. Be it a parent, teacher, football coach or school bus driver, we all have a role in supporting the young people around us. Check out the stories below. They have been created by one of our partner organisations, Headstrong, and they show the impact One Good Adult can have on a young person’s life.

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About Headstrong

Headstrong is a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland through research, engagement and service provision in the form of the Jigsaw programme.

Find Jigsaw projects: www.jigsaw.ie

Jigsaw is a network of programmes across Ireland designed to make sure every young person has somewhere to turn to and someone to talk to. There are Jigsaw projects in 10 communities including Clondalkin, Donegal, Dublin 15, Galway, Kerry, Meath, North Fingal, Offaly, Roscommon and Tallaght.