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Tag Archives: "Teenagers"

14 Jul, 2020

Doctor warns of long-term effects of Covid 19 on young people

We know that the restrictions of recent months have been very difficult for young people whose social life is so important to them. Many young people have been absolute heroes, staying home, maintaining social distance when out, doing everything they can to protect those around them. Now that things are opening up again we cannot […]

27 May, 2020

Coping with grief in the time of Covid 19 – tips from Jigsaw

The Jigsaw website provides great well being and mental health support for young people and for their families. Sadly, some families are dealing with grief at the moment – because of Covid 19 or other causes –  and it can cause added stress when we can’t come together to support each other as we would […]

27 May, 2020

Teenagers, socialising and social distancing

Do you have teenagers who are keen to meet up with friends but worry that their friends may ignore social distancing advice? Linda, a Clinician with Jigsaw has some advice for Kayla, a young teenager who finds herself in that position. Ask Jigsaw: Friends not social distancing I met up with my friends today and it […]

18 May, 2020

Parenting and the importance of liking your adolescent

This interesting article from Psychology Today looks at the complicated relationship between parents and teenagers Many parents value the importance of love but underestimate the power of liking. Source: Carl Pickhardt Ph.D. “Adolescence is the time when you and your child still love each other as always, but often don’t like each other as much.” So […]

27 Nov, 2019

Restorative Practices Video launched by Foróige through Donegal ETB’s Peace IV funded Project

PEACE IV, RESTORATIVE PRACTICES POSTED ON 22ND NOVEMBER 2019 BY DONEGAL ETB Foróige launched a new video tonight aimed at explaining the concept of restorative practices to young people and adults. The project was completed as part of Donegal ETB’s Restorative Practices Project which successfully secured €200,000 of EU PEACE IV funding in 2018. It is supported by the […]

26 Apr, 2018

What is Jigsaw Donegal?

Jigsaw Donegal provides a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15 – 25, with our centre based at Pearse Road in Letterkenny. Just click the link to find out more: – https://www.jigsaw.ie/jigsaw_donegal/ Jigsaw Donegal aims to make sure that young people’s voices are heard, and that they get the right support, where […]

8 Mar, 2018

Having the confidence to speak up

Are you a young person, or parent of a young person, who struggles with having confidence to speak in public? Just click the link to see what Donegal Youth Service can do to help:- http://donegalyouthservice.ie/improve-your-confidence-and-have-your-voice-heard-with-our-yic-talks-group/

27 Feb, 2018

Teenagers and mobile phones – ground rules?

When we asked parents what the main causes of stress were for them in family life many of you said “Mobile phones, social media and technology”. This is an area that we will be exploring in more depth, looking at how we can get the best out of technology without giving up our safety and […]