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Jigsaw Donegal

Donegal

Meet the team and find out all the details you need to get in touch with the Jigsaw service in Donegal, for youth mental health support.

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Contact Details

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Location

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Address: Pearse Road
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Eircode F92 FH36

(across from the community centre)

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Opening Hours

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  • Monday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9am – 1pm, 2pm - 7pm
  • Friday 9am – 2.30pm
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

Closed: The Mondays of Bank Holidays

Jigsaw Donegal provides a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15–25 on Pearse Road in Letterkenny. Jigsaw Donegal aims to make sure that young people’s voices are heard, and that they get the right support, where and when they need it.

Further info

How can Jigsaw Donegal help? if I’m a young person…

Jigsaw offers a one-to-one support service for young people aged between 15 and 25. We can assess your mental health and help you to understand what is going on for you. We will work with you to set goals around what you would like to be different in your life. Then we will support you to reach those goals, through talking things out, problem solving, learning new skills and / or hooking you up with other services that might be able to help (e.g. education & training; youth services etc). Jigsaw helps young people through the current hurdles, learning skills along the way that will help them overcome the next challenge that comes their way. Jigsaw is a free and confidential service that is built on really listening to you and your experience and working with you to make things better.

Call or email the service for an appointment.

Telephone: 074 97 26920 Email: donegal@jigsaw.ie

If I am worried about someone…

We can advise you on the best service for the young person based on the information you provide. As a parent we can inform you of how to support a young person yourself or how to help them access Jigsaw or other supports that they might need.

Tell us about your experience

At Jigsaw, we care passionately about what we do and strive to give young people the best possible support with their mental health. If you are happy, or unhappy, with our service in any way, let us know by completing our online feedback form.

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Meet the Jigsaw Donegal team

Colleen Kearney

Colleen Kearney

Jigsaw Clinician

Colleen is particularly passionate about early intervention for young people, as she recognises how having early therapeutic intervention can have a significant role in preventing long term or enduring mental health difficulties developing. Colleen feels it's a privilege to work in Jigsaw and to be able to help young people through their journey in life.

  • Colleen Kearney
  • Una Doherty
  • Claire Curran
  • Sonya Carey
  • Damien Coyle
  • Michelle Rainey
  • Laura McKitterick

Study and work

Colleen Kearney has a degree in Psychology and a Social work qualification. Colleen has experience in working within a child and adolescent mental health service as well as working with young people in the care system.

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A image of a member of the teamLaura
A picture of our staff member Colleen

Colleen Kearney

Jigsaw Clinician

Colleen is particularly passionate about early intervention for young people, as she recognises how having early therapeutic intervention can have a significant role in preventing long term or enduring mental health difficulties developing. Colleen feels it's a privilege to work in Jigsaw and to be able to help young people through their journey in life.

Study and work

Colleen Kearney has a degree in Psychology and a Social work qualification. Colleen has experience in working within a child and adolescent mental health service as well as working with young people in the care system.

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Una Doherty

Jigsaw Clinician

My name is Una and I am from Derry. I grew up in a community where local people were interested in supporting young people on the ground and we worked with no premises. We developed ideas and ways to help support young people, quite often with little resources but with great people who believed in the value of helping young people.

Study and work

I qualified as a Community Youth Worker and I worked in different organisations supporting young people throughout Northern Ireland. Later on, I returned to university and qualified as a social worker.  I have a wide range of experience working with children, young people and parents.  I found out about Jigsaw from a friend and felt that it would be a great opportunity for me to continue offering support to young people.  I feel privileged to work with and support young people and I went to continue to enable young people to make positive choices and decisions.

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Claire Curran

Jigsaw Clinician

My name is Claire and I am a Jigsaw Clinician. I am originally from Derry but have been living in Co. Donegal for over 17 years.

Study and work

I have a degree in Mental Health Nursing from University of Ulster at Magee and I am a qualified Holistic Massage Therapist. I have worked in both hospital and community settings providing support and nursing care to people with a range of mental health issues. I believe in providing nursing care that is person-centred, supporting people to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to effectively manage their own mental health.

I really enjoy working with young people and I am delighted to be part of a team that are passionate about hearing and supporting young people with their mental health.

I love music, watching films, kayaking and walking on the beach with my two dogs Patch and Daisy.

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Sonya Carey

Jigsaw Clinician

Sonya has worked in Jigsaw since June 2016. Sonya believes in empowering others to understand and care for themselves and encouraging supportive environments by raising awareness about mental health .

Study and work

Before Jigsaw, Sonya worked as a teacher and an educational psychologist for 15 years. She has enjoyed working with children and young people as well as those around them to promote success and mental and emotional wellbeing in education and in their wider lives.

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Damien Coyle

Service Manager

My name is Damien Coyle, Service Manager of Jigsaw Donegal. I’m a native of Donegal, growing up in the Inishowen area of the county.

Study and work

I graduated from the University of Ulster, Magee with a BSc Hons in Community Youth Work and later went on to study an advanced Diploma in Project Management from Dublin Business School.
I have been working with Jigsaw for a number of years, previously as Youth and Community Engagement worker in Meath before returning home. Prior to coming to Jigsaw, I spent several years working in a management role with a Street based/ Outreach Youth Work organisation in Derry. The role gave me the opportunity to support young people in verity of settings through education, justice, care and health.
Supporting young people of the north-west has been a passion of mine for many years and I’m delighted to be able to continue that work with my colleagues in Jigsaw.

 

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Michelle Rainey

Service Administrator

I am originally from Greystones in Wicklow but I have lived in Letterkenny more than half my life so I count myself as a Donegalian.

Study and work

I studied Humanities and Cultural Studies in Dublin Business School and then did my Arts degree in English, Sociology and Political Science in the National University of Ireland, Galway.

I have always worked in the healthcare sector and really enjoy working with and meeting new people. I believe that good mental health is vital to ensure a healthy, happy nation so when the opportunity to join Jigsaw arose I jumped at the chance to be involved.

A image of a member of the teamLaura

Laura McKitterick

Clinical Manager

I come from sunny Cavan originally but have made my way North to work in Jigsaw Donegal having stopped off in Jigsaw Meath and Galway over the years.

Study and work

I’m an occupational therapist having studied in Ulster University. I also hold a Msc in Occupational therapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and last year completed a PG diploma in Clinical Supervision in Trinity College.

Over the years I have worked in various mental health settings both in Ireland and Scotland which has offered me an opportunity to work with people young and old and their communities. Having worked for Jigsaw for nearly 5 years I have met many young people and I’ve been fortunate to be able to offer support to them to overcome their challenges, achieve their goals and learn skills which they can bring into their future lives.

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