Thousands more young people seeking support, says Jigsaw

Published date20 September 2022
Publication titleIrish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
Last year, the youth mental health service received its highest ever number of referrals. There was a steep increase compared to the previous year, with demand on its community-based services up 24 per cent year-on-year and an increase of 54 per cent in appointments offered

Additionally, it saw a 104 per cent increase in demand for its online live chat service as well as a 144 per cent increase in demand for its email support last year.

Jigsaw chair Jacinta Stewart said that in 2021 the service offered more than 35,000 in-person appointments to young people across its range of therapeutic services, up from 23,075 in 2020.

She described last year...

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