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Jigsaw Dublin 15

Dublin 15

Meet the team and find out all the details you need to get in touch with the Jigsaw service in Dublin 15, for youth mental health support.

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Contact Details

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Telephone: 01 890 5810

Location

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Address: Blanchardstown Library
2nd Floor
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Dublin
D15 RY73

Jigsaw Dublin 15 is wheelchair accessible

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Opening Hours

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  • Monday 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm
  • Saturday -Closed
  • Sunday -Closed

Closed: The Mondays of Bank Holidays

About us

Jigsaw Dublin 15 is a free, non-judgemental and confidential service supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 – 25 living, working or studying in Dublin 15. We provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult time. We are located on the 2nd Floor of Blanchardstown Library at the Shopping Centre.

Who are we?

Jigsaw Dublin 15 is part of a national network of Jigsaw Services. Jigsaw Dublin 15 aims to provide a tailored community-based support for young people’s mental health needs. We first opened our doors in May 2013 and since then we have directly/indirectly supported almost 2,000 young people. Our team is made up of professionals with experience in the mental health, youth & community and healthcare sectors. Find out more about the team.

Direct support for young people

Our service in Dublin 15 provides a welcoming space for young people to get information or make an appointment. If a young person wants support, our staff are here to listen, without making judgements, and to provide supportive guidance, usually over the course of 6 sessions. We also provide information and advice to anyone who is worried about a young person in their lives.

We have interpreter services available for young people who may require it when they come to us for support.

Working in the community

As well as directly supporting young people, we understand that the community is vital in helping to support young people with their mental health. Our Education and Training Programme looks to give people the skills and confidence to help support young people in their own community with their mental health. We offer a variety of workshops for young people, parents/guardians, people who work/volunteer with young people and health professionals. They cater for a broad range of needs, but all have the key aim of changing how we think about and support young people’s mental health.

If you’re interested in inviting Jigsaw to give a workshop in your community, email us.

Working with our Youth Advisory Panel

The Youth Advisory Panel is an amazing group of young people aged 16 – 25 from the Dublin 15 area who are passionate about mental health. The Youth Advisory Panel ensures that the voice of young people is at the heart of everything we do. Their role is to represent Jigsaw within the community and to make joint decisions with us on the planning and running of our service. Find out more about the Youth Advisory Panel!

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.

Please select the option best suited to you:

Meet the Jigsaw Dublin 15 team

Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne

Service Manager

I was really excited to work with Jigsaw. The organisation has a reputation for quality service delivery with a strong evidence base. I like the approach Jigsaw takes to supporting young people’s mental health. There is such emphasis on community-based responses and keeping the youth voice at the centre of all decision making.

  • Michael Byrne
  • Clare O’Reilly
  • Grace O’Sullivan
  • Pat
  • Chris Hannan
  • Vickey Tobin
  • Kelly Doyle
  • Shola Adekunle
  • Christina McAree
  • Lorraine Doherty

Study and work

My own background is in youth work and I am also an accredited psychotherapist. Prior to working in Jigsaw, I coordinated a project for young people at risk of leaving school early.  Before that, I worked with a local youth service delivering a range of community based youth initiatives. I have also worked as a counsellor with a youth counselling service.

Michael Byrne, Jigsaw Service Manager
Clare O’Reilly, Clinical Manager
A photo of our staff member Grace
A photo of a stuffed animal Pat
Chris Hannan, Jigsaw Clinician
Vickey Tobin, Senior Clinician
Service Administrator
Shola Adekunle, Youth & Community Engagement Worker
Christina McAree, Mental Health Nurse
Lorraine Doherty, Jigsaw Clinician
Michael Byrne, Jigsaw Service Manager

Michael Byrne

Service Manager

I was really excited to work with Jigsaw. The organisation has a reputation for quality service delivery with a strong evidence base. I like the approach Jigsaw takes to supporting young people’s mental health. There is such emphasis on community-based responses and keeping the youth voice at the centre of all decision making.

Study and work

My own background is in youth work and I am also an accredited psychotherapist. Prior to working in Jigsaw, I coordinated a project for young people at risk of leaving school early.  Before that, I worked with a local youth service delivering a range of community based youth initiatives. I have also worked as a counsellor with a youth counselling service.

Clare O’Reilly, Clinical Manager

Clare O’Reilly

Clinical Manager

Clare leads the team of Clinical Support Workers in Jigsaw Dublin 15. This means she works with Dave and the team to plan the service for the young people in the area. Clare provides guidance and support to the Jigsaw Clinicians to help them provide the best service to the young people. She also works directly with young people to help them develop skills to manage the difficulties of everyday life! Clare is a qualified Occupational Therapist.

Study and work

She earned her degree in Trinity College Dublin in 2002 and lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a year to work towards her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University. Clare lived in the UK for 10 years before returning to work in Jigsaw in 2016. Her work in the UK was mainly with people with eating disorders where she worked with people to help them to do things that were important to them and to have the best health they could. In her spare time Clare likes to run and loves to knit (but not at the same time!).

A photo of our staff member Grace

Grace O’Sullivan

Jigsaw Clinician

In 2009, Grace first volunteered at Barretstown (therapeutic recreation camp) in Co Kildare, she has returned on a number of occasions as a volunteer and as an employe. Grace is passionate about supporting young people to effect the change they desire within their lives both through her work in Jigsaw and her voluntary work with other groups.

Study and work

Grace completed an undergraduate degree in General Nursing in 2011. She went on to complete a postgraduate course in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University in 2014. She has previously worked with the NHS and HSE in different physical health roles.

A photo of a stuffed animal Pat

Pat

Personal Assistant in Training

Pat was a founding member of Jigsaw Dublin 15, having been selected by our Youth Advisory Panel due to his passion for youth mental health and enthusiasm for belly rubs.

Study and work

Pat holds a BA in fluffiness as well as various qualifications in being cuddly, playing fetch and going for walkies. Pat works closely with our administrator in ensuring that young people feel welcome. Pat believes in the importance of naps in the workplace and can often be found chilling out on one of the cosy couches in the waiting room.

Chris Hannan, Jigsaw Clinician

Chris Hannan

Jigsaw Clinician

I'm Chris, one of the Clinicians at Jigsaw Dublin 15 and the only social worker on the team. Mental health and emotional well-being are hugely important to me. I love supporting young people to overcome challenges and meet their potential. I also love reading, playing and listening to music. Or doing whatever quirky hobby I've latched onto at the time, like longboarding or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Study and work

I graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from Trinity College Dublin in 2019. I started with Jigsaw Dublin 15 in October 2020, having previously worked in child protection & welfare in Dublin North. Currently, I am completing a postgraduate diploma in Mental Health Promotion at NUI Galway.

Vickey Tobin, Senior Clinician

Vickey Tobin

Senior Clinician

What attracted me to working in Jigsaw was the transdisciplinary model. This was something I had seen while working in Australia, but not in Ireland at this point. It signalled to me this is a progressive organisation. Another thing was the Monday – Friday roster, with no nights or weekends (woo!!). The primary care level in which Jigsaw operates was another draw. Young people are also involved in all of the decisions at some level.

Study and work

After qualifying as a mental health nurse, I worked in adult mental health services (AMHS) for a few years. This was  across a range of settings, from acute ward to community. I then moved to Australia, working in drug and alcohol rehabilitation services and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

I really enjoyed working within CAMHS settings, with the young people there. On returning to Ireland, I came across the advertisement for Jigsaw.

I have worked in Jigsaw for over two years now, and have progressed to the Senior Clinician role.

Service Administrator

Kelly Doyle

Service Administrator

I initially worked as Administrator for the National Office before starting with the D.15 team. I really enjoy my role as it can be quite varied, sometimes challenging, though always rewarding. One of my favourite aspects is getting to meet the young people. I can help them feel at ease when they call in to the service or make contact by telephone. When not at work, you will likely find me on my yoga mat, or hiking up a mountain. These are two of my favourite passions.

Shola Adekunle, Youth & Community Engagement Worker

Shola Adekunle

Youth & Community Engagement Worker

My name is Shola Adekunle and I am a Youth & Community Engagement Worker with Jigsaw Dublin 15. I was born in Nigeria and migrated to Ireland in the 90s. I am an Irish citizen.

Study and work

I received a BA Hons degree in Religion & Business Admin from Andrews University, Michigan USA. I have a certificate in Community Addiction Studies from Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board. I also hold certificates in Equality Studies and Community Development & Leadership from Maynooth University. From Maynooth too, I went on to complete a masters in Community Development & Youth Work.

Prior to joining Jigsaw, I volunteered with Foróige for many years. I also worked as a Youth Worker at In Sync – Youth and Family Services, and SWAN Youth Service.

Christina McAree, Mental Health Nurse

Christina McAree

Mental Health Nurse

I’m a Mental Health Nurse. Supporting young people’s mental health has always been a great passion of mine. Jigsaw is an amazing place to do just that. I love swimming, music, singing and puns too.

Study and work

I have a BSC in Mental Health Nursing, and a post grad in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. I also hold a diploma in in Coaching with Neuroscience.

I worked with young people for ten years in The Adolescent Day hospital in Fairview. I was also a Clinical Nurse Specialist in CAMHS, before moving to Jigsaw in 2020.

Lorraine Doherty, Jigsaw Clinician

Lorraine Doherty

Jigsaw Clinician

I am a Jigsaw Clinician at the Dublin 15 hub. I value the early intervention, transdisciplinary approach adopted by Jigsaw, and that young people inform the work of the organisation. It is exciting that Jigsaw is constantly learning and evolving too. I feel honoured to work with a great team here. We are committed to making the lives of young people in Dublin 15 just a little bit easier.

Study and work

I hold an MSc in Psychotherapy, an MA in Community Development and a BA in Geography and Politics. Before working with Jigsaw, I was a social care worker with children, young people and adults in residential care. I also previously worked in early intervention, providing child development education to parents of children under three.

I returned to study to be a Psychotherapist in 2010, and have been practicing as a Psychotherapist since 2013. I also completed my MSc in Psychotherapy in 2017.

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