We are delighted to announce that this school will be working with Jigsaw this year as a pilot school for their ‘One Good School’ scheme. We will have further updates as the year progresses
Why Jigsaw’s One Good School™?
In Jigsaw, we believe that schools play a vital role in promoting and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people and all those within the school community. Schools can provide safe and supportive environments for building life skills, resilience and a strong sense of connectedness. Fostering healthy relationships among peers, school staff and parents is critical to a young person’s overall experience of school and their social, emotional and cognitive development.
In the past ten years or more, there has been a growing level of attention on the importance of promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools. The government has published a number of key national policy documents which identify schools as critical settings for contributing to student health and wellbeing.
In developing Jigsaw’s One Good School™, our new approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing in post primary schools, we consulted widely and again and again, we heard that there is an urgent need for a more structured, systematic and programmatic approach at a local level; an approach that supports all areas of the school setting and creates capacity to be reflective and responsive to the needs of the school and the individuals who are part of the school community.