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 EY94

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, at Jigsaw 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.

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Meet the Jigsaw Dublin 15 team

David Kavanagh

David Kavanagh

Service Manager

David is the Project Manager in Jigsaw Dublin 15. This means that he supports the whole team in planning for and delivering the best possible service to the young people of Dublin 15. David's role importantly involves developing and supporting networks within Dublin 15 so that we can respond as early as possible to young peoples mental health needs as a community.

  • David Kavanagh
  • Clare O’Reilly
  • Fiona Fitzgerald
  • Brendan Cronin
  • Fiona Daly
  • Grace O’Sullivan
  • Pat

Study and work

David has a BA in Social Science from UCD specialising in Housing Management and Community Development and a MA in Management from DCU. Before working for Jigsaw, David led a service which supported people with mental health issues to move from institutional/congregated/homeless settings into their own homes in the community. On his time off you can generally catch David out playing some form of sport such as soccer, tag rugby or Gaelic football and hanging out with friends.

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A photo of our staff member Brendan
A photo of our staff member Fiona
A photo of our staff member Grace
A photo of a stuffed animal Pat
A photo of our staff member David

David Kavanagh

Service Manager

David is the Project Manager in Jigsaw Dublin 15. This means that he supports the whole team in planning for and delivering the best possible service to the young people of Dublin 15. David's role importantly involves developing and supporting networks within Dublin 15 so that we can respond as early as possible to young peoples mental health needs as a community.

Study and work

David has a BA in Social Science from UCD specialising in Housing Management and Community Development and a MA in Management from DCU. Before working for Jigsaw, David led a service which supported people with mental health issues to move from institutional/congregated/homeless settings into their own homes in the community. On his time off you can generally catch David out playing some form of sport such as soccer, tag rugby or Gaelic football and hanging out with friends.

A photo of our staff member Clare

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 Fiona

Fiona Fitzgerald

Senior Jigsaw Clinician

Fiona provides one-to-one support to the young people who come to Jigsaw and offers help to them with any issues or concerns they have in relation to their mental health.

Study and work

Fiona has a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University College Cork and hails from the county and Kingdom of Kerry. Fiona has previously worked with the HSE in different mental health roles both in the hospital and in the community. Fiona loves to keep physically fit and active and often takes part in races across the year, half marathon being her preferred distance to run. Fiona also loves to cook, volunteer and socialise with friends.

 

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Brendan Cronin

Jigsaw Clinician

Brendan is a CORU registered Social Worker, having completed a Masters in Social Work in 2013 which included a placement in Chicago. Brendan then worked in Toronto, Canada for 5 years with a background working in the field of Young People’s Mental Health, Youth Justice and Child Protection.

Study and work

Brendan proudly hails from the city of Limerick and has an undergraduate degree in Social Science from UCD in 2010.

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Fiona Daly

Jigsaw Clinician

Fiona is originally from Toronto, in Canada, eh? From her experience working with adults, Fiona saw the benefit of early intervention for mental health challenges, where she completed a MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy at UCD in 2017. She then went on to qualify as a Play Therapist through the National University of Ireland Galway and Play Therapy Ireland - so you’ll often see her covered in paint! Outside of work, Fiona enjoys hiking, DIY projects and music.

Study and work

She completed a Bachelor of Social Work from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Fiona is a CORU registered Social Worker. Her initial experience in criminal justice and homelessness focused on advocacy and supporting individual’s strengths to make positive changes in their life.

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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.

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