Young people

If you are a child or young person you are in the right place!

At Jigsaw4u we put children and young people at the heart of what we do. So let us know what you want to see on this page!

If you are looking for advice about a problem you have check out the links and phone numbers below. If you want to speak to someone at Jigsaw4u please call us on 0208 687 1384 and we will try to help you if we can.

We are open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. You could also talk to your parents, someone at school or if you want to talk to someone you don’t know, outside of our working hours, you could call ChildLine on 0800 1111.  If it’s urgent or you or someone you know is in danger you should call the police (101 or 999 if it’s an emergency).

We work with children, young people and families for lots of different reasons. Some of the main ones are:

  • Having someone close to you die
  • Being looked after in care
  • Running away from home
  • Living with domestic abuse (adults who fight and argue at home)
  • Having some problems in school or with your friends
  • Bullying
  • Having a disability
  • Needing someone to talk to about your worries

These are just some of the reasons you might come to speak to someone at Jigsaw4u! There are lots, lots more. If you aren’t sure why you are seeing your worker, just ask!

If you think you need to talk to someone about something on that list you can tell an adult like your parents, carers or teachers. Or if you don’t feel like you can tell anyone else you can call us on 020 8687 1384.

Jigsaw4u has lots of different projects so it depends what project you are referred to. Here are some examples of what might happen when you are referred to Jigsaw4u.

If you are in a school with a Jigsaw4u worker you might be asked to see a Jigsaw4u worker by one of your teachers. You’ll see your worker during school time and you’ll get to talk about things, do fun activities like craft, reading and drama and your worker will support you with whatever it is you need help with or are worried about.

You might have a worker come to see you at home if you have run away from home, or are looked after by a foster family. The worker will meet with you and get to know you.

They might take you out for food or to an activity and generally just try to help you with whatever it is you need.

Some young people who have lost a parent or close relative might come and see one of our bereavement workers.

They run individual sessions and groups for children and families who have experienced the death of someone close to them. On these groups you get to talk about your loved one, make memory boxes and other things that help you to remember them and you get to meet other children and parents who have been through a similar thing to you.

All of our Jigsaw4u workers are very friendly and will try their best to make your time with them relaxing, fun and supportive.

We want to make sure that all children and young people are able to talk about their feelings and know who to turn to when they need help.  We also want to make sure you are able to have fun and relax!

Phone Numbers

Childline: 0800 1111
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Samaritans: 116 123
South London Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999
Child Sexual Exploitation Helpline: 116 000
Talk to Frank (Drug and Alcohol Advice): 0300 123 6600

Websites

Health, Wellbeing, Sexual Health 
www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx

Mental Health, Self Harm, Eating Disorders
www.youngminds.org.uk
www.samaritans.org