Three and Jigsaw join forces to connect young people with better mental health

Members News - Apr 24, 2018

Three to help Jigsaw deliver online mental health platform / portal for young people as 59% of 16 – 24 year olds say their smartphone makes them feel safer*

Three and Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland, recently announced a new three year charity partnership that will see the delivery of eJigsaw, a first-of-its-kind innovative, digital portal to support the mental health needs of young people.

With young people living more and more of their lives online, eJigsaw will provide them with the help and support that they may need, through a medium that they are comfortable with.

59% of 16 – 24 year olds say their smartphone makes them feel safer according to Three’s Connect Ireland Report based on research by Amárach Consulting.

The research also showed that this generation see the health benefits their smartphone offers as 65% said that they would like to be able to seek medical consultations online while 33% said they would use their smartphone to help them become more mindful or improve their mental well-being.

Dr Joseph Duffy, Chief Executive Officer with Jigsaw said, “Delivering eJigsaw has been a Jigsaw ambition for some time that we know will give us the opportunity to reach and support even more young people who are struggling to cope. Now, through our new partnership with Three, we will have both the technical and financial support to make this ambition a reality”.

In addition to helping to deliver eJigsaw, Three will also provide financial support, fundraising and skills based volunteering to the youth mental health charity.

Photo shows members of the Youth Advisory Panel from Jigsaw pictured at the announcement of the new three-year-charity partnership between Jigsaw and Three that will see the delivery of eJigsaw, a first-of-its-kind digital portal to support the mental health needs of young people.

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