Jigsaw Galway

Galway

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

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Contact Details

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Telephone: 091 549 252

Location

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Address: Fairgreen Road,
Galway city,
H91 AXK8 (across from the new Coach Station)

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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 – 5.30pm
  • Friday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
  • Saturday -Closed
  • Sunday -Closed

Closed: The Mondays of Bank Holidays

About us

Jigsaw Galway is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people (15-25) living in Galway city and county.

We provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing time. We also provide advice and guidance for anyone is concerned about a young person in their life or work.

To make an appointment call us on 091 549 252 or email us.

Further info

Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential service supporting the mental health and wellbeing of people aged 15 – 25 in Galway city and county. Jigsaw’s aim is to support young people in Galway who are struggling, to ensure they get the support they need, when and where they need it.

Jigsaw Galway is part of a national network of Jigsaw services supported by Jigsaw the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, all aiming to provide tailored community-based help for young people’s mental health needs.

Direct support for young people

Our staff are there to listen, without making judgements, and to provide supportive guidance. We also provide information and advice to anyone who is worried about a friend or young person in their life.

Working with the community

As well as directly helping young people in tough times, we want to work towards a community that is supportive of mental health and wellbeing. Presentations and talks in schools, workplaces and community groups aim to open up a discussion on mental health and raise people’s awareness of the support that Jigsaw Galway can offer.

We also work to improve the support available to young people by connecting with the many organisations throughout the county. For example, we’re working with services and community organisations in north-east Connemara, Tuam and Ballinasloe. The aim is to make sure that young people have better access to support in their local town/area.

Working with young people

At Jigsaw, we believe it’s vital to make sure that young people’s voices are heard. Our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) represent us and take part in decision making at every level.

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 Galway team

Sarah Simkin

Sarah Simkin

Service Manager

I’m passionate about youth mental health and ensuring that young people are supported as they move from childhood in to early adulthood. I am also determined to destigmatise help-seeking (the idea of asking for help when you need it). I love reading and listening to books. I love learning! Spending quality time with friends is one of the things I enjoy most in life. And music is my therapy!!!

  • Sarah Simkin
  • Marie Hehir

Study and work

I have worked in Jigsaw since Nov 2008 and have had a number of roles since then, including facilitating the Youth Advisory Panel.

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A photo of our staff member Marie
A photo of staff member Sarah

Sarah Simkin

Service Manager

I’m passionate about youth mental health and ensuring that young people are supported as they move from childhood in to early adulthood. I am also determined to destigmatise help-seeking (the idea of asking for help when you need it). I love reading and listening to books. I love learning! Spending quality time with friends is one of the things I enjoy most in life. And music is my therapy!!!

Study and work

I have worked in Jigsaw since Nov 2008 and have had a number of roles since then, including facilitating the Youth Advisory Panel.

A photo of our staff member Marie

Marie Hehir

Support and Information Officer

I am the Support and Information Officer and I’ve been working in Jigsaw since we opened the doors of Jigsaw Galway in 2008….part of the furniture by now!

Study and work

Before this, I worked with Foroige for a number of years and then in the HSE West GAF Youth Health Advice café as Teenage Health Co-ordinator and from here to Jigsaw Galway.

This was a natural move to make and I was excited to be joining what was a new innovative service working with young people around their mental health and wellbeing. It felt like the beginning of something greatly needed in our community that would make a difference in the lives of young people and families in Galway. I love my work and the people that I have worked with in the past and present. They’re a great bunch.

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