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UCDSU & Jigsaw partner with UCD AFC

Updated: Apr 7

Liam Kerrigan of UCD, Orla Ferrie, JIGSAW fundraising team, Dick Shakespeare, UCD Club Secretary, Ruairí Power, UCD Student Union President, and Lorcan Healy.

The partnership will see JIGSAW & UCDSU displayed on the front of UCD AFC's home kit, along with the launch of new club sponsorship packages where 50% of all sponsorship associated with the collaboration with UCDSU will be donated by the club to JIGSAW in support of the critical services they offer to ensure that every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. In addition to the sponsorship packages, a portion of all ticket sales for the remainder of the season will be donated by UCD AFC to JIGSAW.

“Being a campus that is fully supportive of the mental health of students and young people is an aspiration shared by everyone in the UCD community. This new partnership between UCD AFC and JIGSAW epitomises this perfectly and we encourage all students and staff to get behind it.” - Ruairí Power, UCD Students' Union President

"We are so delighted to be partnering with UCDSU and UCD AFC for the coming season. It is an incredible honour for us and we have no doubt it will have a positive impact on the work we do to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people. We are looking forward to working with UCD SU, all the coaching staff and players in UCD AFC to raise awareness and vital funds to better support the mental health of our young people" - Justin McDermott, Fundraising Manager, Jigsaw.

About JIGSAW (

JIGSAW offers mental health advice and support, online and in-person, to young people across Ireland, aged 12-25 years old. JIGSAW's vision is to make sure that every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. Mental health can affect every aspect of a young person’s life, with every young person needing the support that’s right for them, whatever they are going through.

Their new strategy has two main goals:

  • Achieve better mental health outcomes for young people through … services, mental health promotion, public awareness, and advocacy.

  • Build a high-performing organisation fit for the future through … people, technology, funding, evidence.