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Jigsaw Limerick

Limerick

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

Limerick

Contact Details

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Telephone: 061 974 510

Location

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Address: 3rd Floor
Arthur’s Quay House
Arthur’s Quay
Limerick
V94 XVRO

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Opening Hours

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  • Monday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 10.30am – 7.00pm
  • 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 Limerick is a free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25 living, working or studying Limerick 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 who is concerned about a young person in their life.

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

Direct support for young people

Jigsaw Limerick 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 judgement, and to provide guidance. We also provide information and advice to anyone who is worried about a friend or young person in their life.

We are hiring

We are currently seeking applications for a new Service Manager. See jigsaw.ie/careers for more.

Working with young people

At Jigsaw, we believe it’s vital to make sure that young people’s voices are heard. Our Youth Advocates 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 Limerick 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 Limerick team

 Gerry Linnane

Gerry Linnane

Service Manager

Hi, my name is Gerry and I am the Service Manager for Jigsaw Limerick. I am excited to be part of developing this service for young people in Limerick particularly in mental health.

  •  Gerry Linnane
  • Cian Aherne
  • Louisa Grimes Moran
  • Ger O’Donovan
  • Emma Hickey
  • Ciara O’Leary
  • Aoife Walsh
  • Kelly Ballantine
  • William Ring

Study and work

I have a background in youth and community work as well as counselling and was manager of a counselling service in Limerick for seven years before I came to work for Jigsaw.

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Headshot image of Jigsaw Clinical Manager Cian Aherne
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A picture of Emma a member on the Limerick team
A picture of Ciara a member on the Limerick team
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A photo of our staff member Gary

Gerry Linnane

Service Manager

Hi, my name is Gerry and I am the Service Manager for Jigsaw Limerick. I am excited to be part of developing this service for young people in Limerick particularly in mental health.

Study and work

I have a background in youth and community work as well as counselling and was manager of a counselling service in Limerick for seven years before I came to work for Jigsaw.

Headshot image of Jigsaw Clinical Manager Cian Aherne

Cian Aherne

Clinical Manager

I was born in Limerick and I’m a proud Limerick man. I am passionate about working with young people and feel privileged to walk parts of their journeys with them.

Study and work

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist. I have a particular interest in meaning-making and helping young people to make sense of their experiences.

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Louisa Grimes Moran

Service Administaror

I am from Limerick City.

Study and work

I worked in administration for over 10 years and moved to Jigsaw Limerick recently. I love how varied and rewarding the role is. My favourite part of the role is interacting with the young people in person or over the phone.

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Ger O’Donovan

Senior Clinician

I’m originally from Kerry but Limerick has been my home for nearly 20 years now and I love it here.

Study and work

My training is in Integrative Psychotherapy and I find working with young people very inspiring and rewarding. Before coming to Jigsaw I worked in another counselling and psychotherapy service in Limerick.

A picture of Emma a member on the Limerick team

Emma Hickey

Senior Clinician

I am from Cork but have spent a lot of my life in Limerick.

Study and work

I am qualified as a Clinical Psychologist and have previously worked with young people in both child and adult mental health services. I am really interested in collaborating with young people to understand and make sense of the challenges they experience in their everyday lives.

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Ciara O’Leary

Senior Clinician

I'm from Clare and studied both my Social Science degree and Social Work Masters in University College Cork.

Study and work

My career experience so far ranges from working in child and family services, mental health services, youth services and oncology services.

I lived and worked in New Zealand for a number of years. I remember reading about Jigsaw on returning to Ireland and thinking ‘now that’s the type of organisation I want to work for!’. I am passionate about the promotion of positive mental health particularly for young people. I am motivated by supporting and empowering individuals to overcome challenges they are faced with in their daily lives.

 

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Aoife Walsh

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

I am from Clare but I’ve spent most of my professional life in Limerick working with young people.

Study and work

I am from Clare but I’ve spent most of my professional life in Limerick working with young people. I studied in Mary Immaculate College and completed my HDip in Education at NUI Galway. I am delighted to be part of the team here in Limerick because it gives me an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and to help young people feel valued and supported.

 

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Kelly Ballantine

Clinician

My name is Kelly and I’m from Limerick. When I first left school I studied psychology and philosophy. Back then, you could usually find me somewhere on campus debating about all kinds of interesting topics.

study and work

Later I trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist and worked in private practice. Initially I worked mainly with adults but as I started to work with more young people I realised how much I enjoyed it. As I was passionate about the potential for change within youth mental health, I felt like Jigsaw would be a good fit for me.

Outside of work I enjoy yoga, hiking, outdoor swimming, being part of a community garden, and sitting in my own garden chilling with the neighbour’s cat.

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William Ring

Service manager

I was born in the sunny South East and moved in Limerick over 15 years ago.

Study and work

I graduated from W.I.T. with a B.A. in Social Care in 2006 and a M.A. in Education and Well-being from UL in 2016.

I have worked in social care since I qualified in 2006. I have experience in supporting adults with dual diagnosis in various community settings. Most recently I was a senior manager with a disability service provider in the Midwest. I have worked in operations management for most of my career to date. I have always had an interest in working with young people and I am a board member of a local charity that works with LGBT and sexual health issues.

 

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