Jigsaw Peer Mentoring

 Fri, 9th Dec, 2016

This year in Ardgillan four of our TYs have been taking part in training with Jigsaw North Fingal, to become peer educators. This training took place over four Thursdays in Ardgillan, with students from Lusk CC and Donabate CC being trained as peer educators also. The Jigsaw Peer Education programme is a programme where senior students are trained to deliver a 40 minute presentation called ‘It’s Time to Start Talking’ to junior students. The presentation builds awareness of youth mental health, explores what kind of things help and hurt our mental health, and emphasises the importance of seeking help when feeling down, worried or stressed. Sam Nolan, Stephanie Ghiba, Alex Nolan and Eoghan Quill were the four students who volunteered from TY to become our peer educators. They will begin presenting ‘It’s Time to Start Talking’ to junior students, and other years, after the Christmas break and are really looking forward to it. Thanks to Jenny and David in Jigsaw for their hard work with the students.