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Jigsaw Meath

Meath

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

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Contact Details

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Telephone: 046 907 1702

Location

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Address: 25 Brews Hill
Navan
Co. Meath
C15 X2ND

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Opening Hours

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  • Monday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 7pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Friday 9am - 4.30pm
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

Closed: The Mondays of Bank Holidays

About us

Jigsaw Meath provides a free and confidential youth mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25, right in the heart of Navan at 25 Brews Hill. If you are concerned about feeling low, depressed, anxious or distressed we can give information or offer one-to-one support with a qualified mental health professional.

Jigsaw Meath aims to make sure that young people’s voices are heard, and that they get the right support, where and when they need it. Find out how Jigsaw Meath can help.

Jigsaw Meath brings together community support for the mental health needs of young people aged between 12 and 25.

Direct support for young people

Any young people (12 – 25) can come to Jigsaw Meath if they have concerns that they want to talk about. We can provide information, advice, guidance and confidential support. The service is free and confidential.

What happens when you call the hub?

If you are aged between 18 and 25 years old, you can contact the hub to make a referral for yourself. If you are aged between 12 and 17 years old, your parent or guardian can make the referral on your behalf. The best way to contact us is to call 046-9071702 or email meath@jigsaw.ie, with your contact number. A member of the team can then call you.

When you contact the service, you will speak to the service administrator. The service administrator will take some information from you, such as personal details, contact information and GP details.

For some people we’ll be able to offer you the next available appointment. The purpose of the initial appointment is making sure Jigsaw is the most appropriate service for you at this time. If it is, we can offer up to 6 one-to-one sessions with a qualified therapist.

They will help you identify problems to work on, goals you could set for yourself, and ways to achieve them. If Jigsaw is not for you, we can link you with the most appropriate service that is. The first meeting you have with us does not need to take long. It’s voluntary, you can leave at any time, and also, it’s free.

What kind of problems do we help people with?

Whatever you are facing in your life, it is probably a good idea to share it with others. People come to us with problems in relationships, with school, with family, with alcohol or drugs, with work and every other area of life. No problem is too small: it helps to talk about it. If you find you’re in a low mood a lot of the time, if you get angry very easily, or if you feel things are getting on top of you, we might be able to help.

Our staff are professionally trained and hold all necessary accreditation’s to support young people. Our clinical practice is overseen by our Clinical Governance group to ensure we operate the highest professional standards.

Jigsaw Meath aims to involve the whole community in better supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

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 team

 Derek Hanway

Derek Hanway

Service Manager

Strap yourself in... I am not as young as the other team members! I am from Dunboyne and grew up in the town (when it was a small town) until I was 18. I headed off to the USA after secondary school as I hadn't a clue what I wanted to do after my Leaving Cert. Join the family business? Go to college? Get an apprenticeship? I really didn't know. So I went off to my uncle in Michigan, USA, and worked in construction. That was helpful experience as I realised quickly that if it was nothing physical, then it was not for me! I was always very involved in the local community and particularly with the Athletic Club, Dunboyne AC. That voluntary work initiated interest and developed my skills in youth work, being involved in club meetings, organising events etc.

  •  Derek Hanway
  • Clíodhna Farrell
  • Elizabeth Treacy
  • Sarah Cuddy
  • Julie Hanrahan
  • Sinead Kennedy
  • Aisling McArdle
  • Emma Prunty

Study and work

I did a foundation course in social work in Ballyfermot College and in my work experience I found with a Catholic support group for Irish people in the UK, I moved to London in 1990. I worked and studied there for 9 years, gaining a degree in social work and a post grad in social housing, as I worked for an Irish social housing charity. I returned to Ireland in 1999, working in Blanchardstown Area Partnership, in various community, education and management roles. In 2005 I moved to Belfast and I studied full time for 2 years in Queens University Belfast (MSC in Social & Community Development) and worked in part-time. I then moved to Co. Derry in 2010, to the beautiful coastal town of Portstewart, commuting by train to my job in Derry (gorgeous coast), to work with a social enterprise that supported students to achieve their potential through work experience and projects with local business. In 2013 I returned to Dunboyne (coming full circle) and in 2014 I was delighted to join Jigsaw, having studied community mental health when I was at QUB, I had kept an eye on Headstrong (as we were back then) and any jobs that might come up, I was applying! I first started as the Service Manager in Jigsaw Clondalkin until Dec 2018 and in Jan 2019 transferred to Jigsaw Meath and I am delighted to work in my home county, often returning to some of the towns and villages I visited with Dunboyne AC when I was much younger!

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Sinead Kennedy, Service Administrator
Aisling McArdle, Jigsaw Clinician
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Derek Hanway

Service Manager

Strap yourself in... I am not as young as the other team members! I am from Dunboyne and grew up in the town (when it was a small town) until I was 18. I headed off to the USA after secondary school as I hadn't a clue what I wanted to do after my Leaving Cert. Join the family business? Go to college? Get an apprenticeship? I really didn't know. So I went off to my uncle in Michigan, USA, and worked in construction. That was helpful experience as I realised quickly that if it was nothing physical, then it was not for me! I was always very involved in the local community and particularly with the Athletic Club, Dunboyne AC. That voluntary work initiated interest and developed my skills in youth work, being involved in club meetings, organising events etc.

Study and work

I did a foundation course in social work in Ballyfermot College and in my work experience I found with a Catholic support group for Irish people in the UK, I moved to London in 1990. I worked and studied there for 9 years, gaining a degree in social work and a post grad in social housing, as I worked for an Irish social housing charity. I returned to Ireland in 1999, working in Blanchardstown Area Partnership, in various community, education and management roles. In 2005 I moved to Belfast and I studied full time for 2 years in Queens University Belfast (MSC in Social & Community Development) and worked in part-time. I then moved to Co. Derry in 2010, to the beautiful coastal town of Portstewart, commuting by train to my job in Derry (gorgeous coast), to work with a social enterprise that supported students to achieve their potential through work experience and projects with local business. In 2013 I returned to Dunboyne (coming full circle) and in 2014 I was delighted to join Jigsaw, having studied community mental health when I was at QUB, I had kept an eye on Headstrong (as we were back then) and any jobs that might come up, I was applying! I first started as the Service Manager in Jigsaw Clondalkin until Dec 2018 and in Jan 2019 transferred to Jigsaw Meath and I am delighted to work in my home county, often returning to some of the towns and villages I visited with Dunboyne AC when I was much younger!

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Clíodhna Farrell

Senior Jigsaw Clinician

After I qualified as an Occupational Therapist I worked in Australia for five years. I then moved back to Ireland and commenced my employment with Jigsaw Meath.

Study and work

My work experience is predominantly in mental health. I worked in an acute mental health unit in Western Australia, and I also worked in the community in varied settings to support people to manage and improve their mental health and well-being. As a result I have a broad experience of working with people of different backgrounds and ages on an individual basis and in group settings. I have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and am originally from Kildare.

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Elizabeth Treacy

Clinical Manager

I joined Jigsaw Meath in August 2017 to work as a clinical support worker before becoming clinicial manager. Previously I worked as a mental health nurse with young people admitted to a mental health hospital. I also worked on a young adult programme facilitating therapeutic groups.

Study and work

I am a registered Mental Health Nurse, currently undertaking a MSc in Mental Health – Psychosocial Interventions Strand at Trinity College Dublin.

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Sarah Cuddy

Jigsaw Clinician

After qualifying as a social worker, I worked with children who lived in care for a period of time. I then moved to London for a few years, where I worked in a couple of different hospital settings. I had the opportunity to work with people from lots of different backgrounds and various walks of life and support them through difficult periods in their life, which I really enjoyed. Since returning home to Ireland and prior to starting my role with Jigsaw, I worked in a hospital in Dublin, my role mostly involved working with people and their families affected by chronic long-term illness.

Study and work

I completed my Postgraduate Degree in Social Work in University of Ulster, Derry. Prior to this, I did a Degree in Sociology and Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication- both in University of Ulster, Belfast

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Julie Hanrahan

Jigsaw Clinician

I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of working with families and young people in a variety of settings such as the Probation Service, Disability and in Special Care. I also trained as a Strengthening Families Facilitator. In my most recent posts, I worked in St. Clare’s Unit, on the Assessment and Therapy Team’s, in the area of trauma, and in a CAMHS Inpatient Unit. Last year I joined the Jigsaw Meath Team, I am passionate about the area of Youth Mental Health and I am really enjoying my role as a clinician!

Study and work

I undertook my studies in Dublin and enjoyed completing a degree in Social Care, a Masters in Social Work and a Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Psychology. I graduated as a Social Worker in 2012 and have not looked back! I

Sinead Kennedy, Service Administrator

Sinead Kennedy

Service Administrator

I joined the Jigsaw Meath team as a Service Administrator in December 2020. The health care setting was completely new to me, but I have a great interest in mental health. My years of experience in busy office environments part-prepared me for the post too. I love playing camogie and enjoying the outdoors.

I have a BBS Hons in Tourism and Hospitality Management. When I finished my degree, I lived and worked in Abu Dhabi for a year. I then returned home and worked in the hospitality sector for over 4 years.

This led me to the relocation industry. During Covid, I decided to take a new path when I had the opportunity to work for Jigsaw. I am very excited to see what my future has in store.

Aisling McArdle, Jigsaw Clinician

Aisling McArdle

Jigsaw Clinician

I'm Aisling and I'm a Jigsaw Clinician. I started with Jigsaw in 2020. I love drama and am part of an amateur drama society. Meeting new people and travelling are things I also really enjoy. I like going to the beach too (even if it’s cold).

I am an Educational Psychologist, with previous experience working in schools and Primary Care Psychology.

Emma Prunty

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

My role in Jigsaw Meath has many different strands. As a Youth and Community Engagement Worker, no two days are the same and I love that. I support the fabulous young volunteers on our Youth Advisory Panel to work with us. I work with adults in the community to enable them to better support and promote youth mental health. I also work with school staff through our One Good School programme. I run our Instagram page too. Give us a follow there to keep up to date with what we're getting up to in the community.

I have a background in early years education, child development, child protection and community and youth development.

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