Jigsaw Cork | Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health

Jigsaw Cork

Cork

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

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Telephone: 021 245 2500

Location

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Address: Unit 8
South Bank,
Crosses Green
Wandesford Quay
Cork
T12 P982

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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

Jigsaw Cork is a free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25 living, working or studying in Cork. 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 who is concerned about a young person in their life.

Direct support for young people

Jigsaw Cork provides a welcoming space for young people to get information or have a chat with a support worker. If a young person wants support, our staff are there to listen, without making judgements, and to provide guidance. We also provide information and advice to anyone who is worried about a friend or young person in their life.

Working with young people

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

Working with the community

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

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 Cork team

Catherine Morley

Catherine Morley

Service Manager

I am responsible, with the Clinical Manager for the smooth running of the Jigsaw service and making sure that Jigsaw fulfills its commitment to young people, their families and their communities.

  • Catherine Morley
  • Orfhlaith McLoughlin
  • Louise Holland
  • Geraldine Gannon
  • Amanda Walsh
  • Mary Buckley
  • Una O’Farrell
  • Maeve O’Leary
  • Grace O’Connell
  • Aoife Farrell
  • Angela Nolan
  • Tanya O'Sullivan

Study and work: Born and raised in Dublin’s Inner city, I am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a BA hons Mental and Moral Science; and M. Phil Women’s Studies. Since graduating in 1993 (that’s 25 years!!!!), I have worked in various management roles in both the community and voluntary sector, the public service and private industry.  Most recently, I was Regional Manager with Anew Support Services and CEO of Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Service.

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Catherine Morley

Service Manager

I am responsible, with the Clinical Manager for the smooth running of the Jigsaw service and making sure that Jigsaw fulfills its commitment to young people, their families and their communities.

Study and work: Born and raised in Dublin’s Inner city, I am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a BA hons Mental and Moral Science; and M. Phil Women’s Studies. Since graduating in 1993 (that’s 25 years!!!!), I have worked in various management roles in both the community and voluntary sector, the public service and private industry.  Most recently, I was Regional Manager with Anew Support Services and CEO of Exchange House Ireland National Traveller Service.

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Orfhlaith McLoughlin

Senior Jigsaw Clinician

As a Senior Jigsaw Clinician I work with young people one-to-one to help them understand how they think, feel, and act and look at ways to build on their strengths.

Study and work: I have worked in a wide range of mental health settings with different groups of people – such as counselling services for young people, parents, and students and residential settings for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities. I have also worked in private practice, delivered training workshops, and psychological support and mental health consultation. I worked in Jigsaw Offaly for almost two years before transferring to Jigsaw Cork. I completed a Degree in Applied Psychology and a Masters in Counselling Psychology, both in UCC.

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Louise Holland

Jigsaw Clinician

My role as Jigsaw Clinician means that I work with young people who access our service for support. I provide assessments and one-to-one brief interventions and support. I also like to get out and about so I take part in workshops in the wider community.

Study and work: I studied Psychiatric Nursing in NUIG which has given me a great basis for working in all different types of mental health settings. I have experience in a variety of mental health settings including adult mental health inpatient, day programmes and community services both in Ireland and abroad. Through these various settings I have seen the positive impact that empowering young people in regards to their own mental health and well-being can have.

 

 

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Geraldine Gannon

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

My role involves working with young people through our Youth Advisory Panel so their voices are to the fore of the work we do. I also visit schools, community groups, and organisations all around Cork facilitating workshops on youth mental health.

Study and work: I studied a Degree in Sociology and Philosophy before completing a Masters in Health Promotion, both in UCC. Maintaining a strong skill set has always been very important to me and I have completed various training courses relevant to my work. I have worked with young people of all ages in various settings such as Youth Work, Family Support and the Early Childcare Sector through one-to-one and group work. My main focus in working with young people is empowering them to be active participants in their future and overall being the best versions of themselves.

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Amanda Walsh

Jigsaw Clinician

My role involves identifying with young people their goals and strengths to help them overcome mental health difficulties or struggles they may be experiencing. I always stress the importance of self-care and tell young people to ‘be kind to yourself first’.

Study and work: I studied a degree in psychology and sociology at the University of Limerick. From here I went to Edinburgh where I completed a masters in occupational therapy. Updating my skills and learning new approaches is important and I attend regular courses to enhance my knowledge and improve my practice. Prior to joining the Jigsaw team in Cork in January 2019 I worked as an occupational therapist in both the UK and Ireland with young people, adults and older people in a variety of physical and mental health settings in both inpatient settings and in the community.

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Mary Buckley

Jigsaw Clinician

I previously worked as a social worker with West Cork Social Work Department, working with families and young people, which gave me the opportunity to do Direct Work with children and young people which was rewarding and enjoyable. I also worked in a Marriage Counselling Centre in Cork City.

Work and study: I graduated from the Bachelor of Social Work in UCC. I also became a literacy tutor with NALA and work one to one with people who want to improve their literacy skills and I volunteered with Foroige, locally. I previously worked as a social worker with West Cork Social Work Department, working with families and young people, which gave me the opportunity to do Direct Work with children and young people which was rewarding and enjoyable. I also worked in a Marriage Counselling Centre in Cork City.

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Una O’Farrell

Jigsaw Clinician

I previously worked for the HSE within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Work and study: Degree in Occupational Therapy from University College Cork. I am also a CORU-registered Occupational Therapist and member of the AOTI Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group.

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Maeve O’Leary

Jigsaw Clinician

My role as Jigsaw Clinician involves providing a safe space for young people to discuss any challenges they may be experiencing in relation to their mental health. In collaboration with the young person I support them in exploring what their current needs are, and help them in identifying ways to overcome these challenges and work towards achieving their goals.

Work and study: I completed a Bachelor degree in Social Science and a Masters in Social Work in UCC. After graduating I travelled to Perth, Australia where I lived and worked for five years. My professional background is in social work- I have previously worked with individuals of all ages- from early years up to adulthood in both Ireland and in Perth, Western Australia. I have supported Asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants as a part of Red Cross Migration Support programme in Perth WA. I then moved on to work with the Autism Association of Western Australia and subsequently with Autism Services in Cork where I provided support to children and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

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Grace O’Connell

Service Administrator

My role as a service administrator involves supporting the team in the day to day running of the hub as well as being the first point of contact for young people and parents.

Work and study: Degree in International Development and Food Policy from UCC. Certificate in Counselling Skills from Cork Counselling Services CLG.

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Aoife Farrell

Senior Jigsaw Clinician

My role as Senior Jigsaw Clinician is to support young people to make sense of their experiences and help build their capacities to cope with challenges. It is a privilege to share in parts of young peoples’ journeys and I find myself continuously inspired by their stories, their creativity and the strength of their characters.

Work and study: As a social worker, I have worked in various mental health and community settings in the past where I have offered support to individuals and groups and worked collaboratively to facilitate change and promote social inclusion. Research and education are very important to me and I also do some teaching in UCC on programmes in mental health and social inclusion which I really enjoy. My particular research interests are in social justice issues, anti-oppressive practice and the meaningful inclusion of voices of lived experience in mental health research and practice.

 

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Angela Nolan

Service Administrator

My role as a service administrator involves supporting the team in the day to day running of the hub as well as being the first point of contact for young people and parents. Carrying out clerical duties such as answering phone calls, responding to emails, and preparing documents, including office correspondence.

Work and study: Accountancy and QFA in Banking.

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Tanya O'Sullivan

Youth & Community Engagement Worker

The call to youth work for me, was one as a result of witnessing the passion and energy that young people have when given the chance to flourish!

Work and study: I have completed my undergraduate degree in Youth and Community Work in UCC. I have continued to study while working, completing Addiction Studies 2009, Youth Health Promotion 2013, MA Criminology in 2014 back with UCC. I have worked with Limerick Youth Service, Extern Limerick, Foróige and KDYS prior to joining Jigsaw. I was inspired to work with Jigsaw because of their value to change how Ireland supports young people with their mental health.

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