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Youth mental health services see 50% increase in demand for their service last month

In the last month, youth mental health charity ‘Jigsaw’ has reported a 50% increase in demand for their services when compared to August last year.

In the last six months, the charity has seen a 400% increase of traffic to its e-mental health platform, there has also been an increase in demand for its school support services, as well as an increase in calls to their support line.

This increase in demand for their services has required the charity to call on people to support its Revolution campaign where people across Ireland are being encouraged to raise €100 by cycling 100km by the 10th of October (World Mental Health Day).

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, anxiety has remained a top issue amongst young people; however, the charity has seen an increase in sleep-related issues, family conflict and there has also been a surge in contacts from parents and teachers seeking support.

Covid-19 has left many people of all ages feeling scared and hopeless for the future as uncertainty grows around the pandemic. We encourage you to get in contact with the information provided below to seek help.

Email: help@jigsaw.ie

Text: 086 180 3880, text call me with your preferred date and time that you would like to call (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)

Call: 1800 (544 729) Monday to Friday 1pm-5pm

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