Jigsaw4u helps over 3,000 children, young people and their families experiencing complex social and emotional difficulties in South West London, every year.
The charity focuses on a wide range of issues including bereavement, loss and trauma, young runaways and young victims of crime. Through mentoring, together with one-to-one support and therapeutic group work, Jigsaw4U helps children and young people to ‘put the pieces back together’.
The charity’s work has changed the lives of young people across the region, including a 12-year-old boy whose dad had an untreatable brain tumour. The youngster, who has autism, was struggling in school and at home and he was expressing anger towards others – due to his dad’s condition.
During a series of weekly sessions, he was able to understand his dad’s illness and found ways of expressing his feelings – the support really helped him in the latter stages of his dad’s life.
Global’s Make Some Noise will help Jigsaw4u deliver its ‘Pre and Post-Bereavement Support’ project, which aims to support 300 young people and families affected by cancer, a life-limiting illness or bereavement.