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Jigsaw North Fingal

North Fingal

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

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Contact Details

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Location

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Address: St. George’s Square
Balbriggan
Co. Dublin

(directly across the road from the Bracken Court Hotel)

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Opening Hours

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  • Monday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • Tuesday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • Wednesday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • Thursday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

Closed: The Mondays of Bank Holidays

About us

Jigsaw North Fingal offers a support service to 12-25 years old who live, work or go to school in the North Fingal area and wish to speak to someone about concerns to mild mental health issues. We are located at 1 St. George’s Square in Balbriggan.

Jigsaw North Fingal is currently open by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment for yourself or a young person in your life, please leave us a message with your name and contact details. This phone is checked Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. We will respond to you within three working days.

Simply call us on (01) 960 3020 or email us at northfingal@jigsaw.ie to make an appointment.

Please note that Jigsaw is not a crisis service, if you need support urgently, may we suggest that you speak to a trusted adult, your GP, or your local A&E department.

Jigsaw North Fingal aims to make sure that young people’s voices are heard and that they get the right support, where and when they need it.

Further info

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

Direct support for young people

Any young person (aged between 12 – 25 years old) can come to Jigsaw North Fingal if you have concerns that you want to talk about. We can provide information, advice, guidance and support. The service is free and confidential. There is no waiting list. Simply call us on (01) 960 3020 or email us at northfingal@jigsaw.ie to make an appointment.

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’s vital to make sure that young people’s (16 – 25) voices are heard. Our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) represent us and take part in decision making at every level. If you want to become involved please contact us on (01) 960 3020 or email us at northfingal@jigsaw.ie and we will get back to you with an information pack.

Working with youth professionals/front line workers & volunteers

Jigsaw offers a suite of education and training programmes designed to build knowledge, capacity and confidence in frontline workers and volunteers to better promote and support young people’s mental health.

Working with the community

As well as directly helping young people in tough times, Jigsaw North Fingal promotes the wellbeing of all young people by enhancing their competencies, confidence and coping skills and by developing the capacity of communities to support the mental health of young people.

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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Working in partnership

Jigsaw North Fingal is a partnership project between:

  • Foroige Balbriggan Youth Service
  • Fingal Leader Partnership
  • Health Service Executive
  • Mater CAMHS Swords
  • North Dublin City & County Regioanl Drugs Task Force
  • School Completion Programme, Balbriggan
  • School Completion Programme, Swords
  • CYC Swords/Baldoyle Youth Service
  • HSE Children and Family Services Dublin North.

Meet the Jigsaw North Fingal team

David Creed

David Creed

Project Manager

David took up the Project Manager’s role in Jigsaw in September 2015. He has served on the board of NYCI, facilitated workshops towards the establishment of Dáil na nÓg, and was a founder member of Fingal Comhairle na nÓg. David has long experience with Community Employment Schemes, Community Centre Management Committees, Area Partnerships, and Children and Young People’s Services Committees.

  • David Creed
  • Jenny Hayes
  • Paula Hughes
  • Debra Johnston
  • Jules Thompson

Study and work

David comes from a Youth and Community background having worked as the manager of Blakestown and Mountview Neighbourhood Youth Project for almost 15 years, and as the development officer for the Society of Saint Vincent dePaul Youth Clubs Council for four years.

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David Creed

Project Manager

David took up the Project Manager’s role in Jigsaw in September 2015. He has served on the board of NYCI, facilitated workshops towards the establishment of Dáil na nÓg, and was a founder member of Fingal Comhairle na nÓg. David has long experience with Community Employment Schemes, Community Centre Management Committees, Area Partnerships, and Children and Young People’s Services Committees.

Study and work

David comes from a Youth and Community background having worked as the manager of Blakestown and Mountview Neighbourhood Youth Project for almost 15 years, and as the development officer for the Society of Saint Vincent dePaul Youth Clubs Council for four years.

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Jenny Hayes

Youth and Community Engagement Officer

Since 2009, Jenny has been working with some of the most marginalised people in Dublin as a Social Care Worker with the Homeless Community through Dublin Simon Community, Focus Ireland and as a volunteer Youth Worker with the Barnardos Amplifying Voices programme. She is passionate about human rights and a Board Director of Uplift.ie Irelands first multi-issue campaigning organisation. Her proudest achievement in life is her son, she loves festivals and painting.

Study and work

Jenny completed her B.A. (Hons) in Youth and Community Work at NUI Maynooth in 2014. She holds a Higher Diploma in Design Communications from Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire and a postgraduate Diploma in Advertising.

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Paula Hughes

Administrator

Paula has gained significant experience in administration and office management from the business sector.

Study and work

Paula holds an honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School and in addition to her role in Jigsaw also works in private practice as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with adult clients.

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Debra Johnston

Clinical Support Worker

Before joining Jigsaw North Fingal Debra worked across North Dublin in various mental health care settings, with the majority of her experience being one-to-one work with people in their own homes. Debra also completed a diploma in Life Coaching and has done many courses including Mindfulness, Behavioural Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Study and work

Debra is a registered Mental Health Nurse since 2000 and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychotherapy & Counselling. Debra has a passion for working with young people and one of her favourite quotes is “We are all on a journey in which we are ALL teachers and we are ALL students”.

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Jules Thompson

Clinical Co-ordinator

Before joining the team in Jigsaw North Fingal Jules worked for three and a half years for Pieta House. In Pieta House Jules was part of the Clinical Assessment team and provided one to one therapy to both adolescent and adult clients who presented with suicidal ideation and self-harm. Jules has had extensive experience working in the area of Student Counselling, she worked in both Trinity College and IADT’s Student Counselling Service.

Study and work

Jules is a Registered Senior Counselling Psychologist. She graduated with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College in 2010. In 2014 Jules managed the Student Counselling Service in the Institute of Technology in Tallaght, she provided one to one counselling to students and ran psycho-educational workshops in the college. Jules also teaches Introductory courses on Psychology and Counselling Skills in a number of different colleges around the Dublin area.

Youth Advisory Panel

The Youth Advisory Panel in North Fingal worked with CYPSC in Fingal to make this video about young people, their sense of identity and mental health.

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