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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.

Contact Details

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Location

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Address: Two locations

Unit 23 Archway House
The Plaza Swords, Co. Dublin, K67Y6K7

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Beckett House - wheelchair accessible
St. George’s Square, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin (until September/October)

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Opening Hours

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  • Monday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 5.30pm
    (Balbriggan closed)
  • Tuesday 10am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 7pm
    (both services)
  • Wednesday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 5.30pm
    (both services)
  • Thursday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 5.30pm
    (Balbriggan closed)
  • Friday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 4.30pm
    (Balbriggan closed)
  • 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. It is for those 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.

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, we suggest you speak to a trusted adult, your GP, or your local A&E department.

Jigsaw North Fingal aims to make sure young people’s voices are heard. We also want them to 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 you want to talk about. We can provide information, advice, guidance and support. The service is free and confidential.

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 Advocates represent us and take part in decision making at every level.

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. 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 to build knowledge, capacity and confidence in frontline workers and volunteers. This is 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. We do this by enhancing their competencies, confidence and coping skills. We also develop 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.

Please select the option best suited to you:

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

Sandra Moore

Sandra Moore

Service Manager

I joined the team in Jigsaw North Fingal as Service Manager in September 2021. For the last 15 years, I have worked in communities with young people and their families. This involved support around issues such as homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, juvenile crime, educational support and youth mental health. I am passionate about youth participation and want the voice of all young people to be heard and recognised.

  • Sandra Moore
  • Patricia Olaru
  • Conor Healy
  • Katie Grimes
  • Louise Corry
  • Fiona Malone
  • Sarah O'Brien
  • Jean Richardson

Study and work

I completed a B.A. in Social Science from UCD in 2004, adding a masters in Social Policy from there too. Since then, I have gained qualifications from NUI Maynooth in Professional Supervision and Leadership & Management. In 2020, I graduated from the NYCI Youth Health Promotion Course with NUI Galway.

I have worked for the last 15 years in the youth work sector. Most recently, I was the manager of Crosscare Swords Youth Service.

Sandra Moore, Service Manager
Patricia Olaru, Jigsaw Clinician
Headshot image of Jigsaw Clinician Conor
Katie Grimes, Jigsaw Clinician
Louise Corry, Service Administrator
Black and white headshot image of Fiona Malone
sarah obrien
JR staff photo
Sandra Moore, Service Manager

Sandra Moore

Service Manager

I joined the team in Jigsaw North Fingal as Service Manager in September 2021. For the last 15 years, I have worked in communities with young people and their families. This involved support around issues such as homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, juvenile crime, educational support and youth mental health. I am passionate about youth participation and want the voice of all young people to be heard and recognised.

Study and work

I completed a B.A. in Social Science from UCD in 2004, adding a masters in Social Policy from there too. Since then, I have gained qualifications from NUI Maynooth in Professional Supervision and Leadership & Management. In 2020, I graduated from the NYCI Youth Health Promotion Course with NUI Galway.

I have worked for the last 15 years in the youth work sector. Most recently, I was the manager of Crosscare Swords Youth Service.

Patricia Olaru, Jigsaw Clinician

Patricia Olaru

Jigsaw Clinician

My work in Jigsaw involves working directly with young people. I try to support them to reach their goals and gain better insight around their mental health. In my free time, I love reading, hiking and exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Emerald Isle.

Study and work

Originally from Romania, I qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in 2012. After moving to Ireland in 2018, I worked in a variety of settings. These ranged from crisis intervention to offering online and phone-based mental health support. I am a registered member of ICP and practice within their Code of Ethics.

Currently, I am studying for a Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Trinity College. I am fascinated by the inner working of the human psyche.

Headshot image of Jigsaw Clinician Conor

Conor Healy

Jigsaw Clinician

I’m from Birmingham and moved over to Dublin in 2021. In my free time I enjoy playing Irish traditional music and following sports.

Study and work

I completed a Master’s degree in Social Work at Middlesex University, through the Think Ahead programme. As a social worker, I have previously worked in Worcestershire with adults with mental health difficulties living in the community. Before training as a social worker I worked in a variety of different settings, including in a residential homeless community in London and in a pastoral/ mental health support role at a college for students aged 16-18 in Birmingham.

Katie Grimes, Jigsaw Clinician

Katie Grimes

Jigsaw Clinician

I was born in Dublin, but raised in Cavan. My favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird and favourite film is The Greatest Showman.

I trained as a Mental Health Nurse in DCU. While training, I also worked part-time as a healthcare assistant in a nursing home, providing care to individuals with Dementia. I have worked as a mental health nurse since October 2017, working primarily in adult mental health services.

I worked in an acute adult mental health day hospital for 3 years. During my time there, I developed a keen interest in psychosocial interventions.

Louise Corry, Service Administrator

Louise Corry

Service Administrator

I’m one of the first faces people see, the first point of contact for anyone arriving to North Fingal hub. North Inner City Dublin born and bred, I have been living in North County Dublin over 25 years. I love old films, especially Doris Day's "Calamity Jane". A book that has made its mark on my life is, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. The golden nugget from the book is: 'We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.'

I have a BA Hons in Personal & Professional Development – Child & Family Studies from DCU. I also hold a post graduate certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise, from UCD. My administration experience includes an animation studio that produced ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, a private IVF Clinic and Citizens Information. And last, but not least, Jigsaw, where my heart is now.

Black and white headshot image of Fiona Malone

Fiona Malone

Senior Jigsaw Clinician

I’ve always been interested in working with young people, starting off working with younger children as a Montessori teacher and then as a special needs tutor before studying to be a psychotherapist.

I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 10 years and completed my masters in child and adolescent psychotherapy in 2020. Before moving to Jigsaw I worked for Rape Crisis North East. In my spare time I enjoy walking and cycling but my real loves are movies and books!

 

sarah obrien

Sarah O'Brien

YCEW

I’ve been working with Jigsaw since 2019. I have a BA in Social Science and recently completed a specialist course in Youth Mental Health promotion with NUIG. I love people and hearing their stories. As part of my role I enjoy networking and finding out what other people are doing to support young people in our community. I think we all need to be supporting each other to create more supportive spaces for young people to better promote and support their mental health.

I was previously a youth worker in North Dublin working with young people and their families in disadvantaged areas with a number of social issues. I am really passionate about youth voice and making sure young people have a say in decisions that affect them.  

JR staff photo

Jean Richardson

Jigsaw Clinician

I am a Jigsaw Clinician living in Dublin. Supporting young people with their mental health has always been a passion of mine. I am an enthusiastic kayaker and rugby fan. I also love walking, connecting with nature, and spending time with my family.

Study and Work

I am a psychotherapist with a master’s degree in child and adolescent psychotherapy from IICP. I previously worked in disability services as a social care practitioner and manager. I particularly enjoyed supporting people with disabilities to be activists and supporting many projects in promoting disability awareness and change. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 2018 and I am registered with IACP.

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.

 

Delvin Valley local services

The Delvin Valley Youth Mental Health Group have created an Information Booklet about all local services in the area.

Delvin Valley Information Booklet