In Jigsaw and UCD’s My World Survey in 2012, young people were asked if there was a special adult in their lives that they could turn to when they were in need.
71% of young people had at least one adult they could talk to when they needed support.
What difference does One Good Adult make?
Young people who reported having a one good adult tended to have:
- Increased self esteem
- More success in school life
- Better mental health
- More likely to seek help
- Less risk taking behaviours.
Not having One Good Adult was linked to higher levels of distress, anti-social behaviour and increased risk for suicidal behaviour. One Good Adults are crucial to helping young people to do well and to flourish