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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 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 5.30pm
  • Friday 9am - 1.15pm, 2.15pm - 5pm
  • 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. 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, 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. 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 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.

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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

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
  • Gráinne Carley
  • Patricia Olaru
  • Jenny Kuznietsova
  • Imelda Kearns
  • Katie Grimes
  • Gail McEvoy
  • Jules Thompson
  • Louise Corry
  • Fiona Malone

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
Gráinne Carley, Jigsaw Clinician
Patricia Olaru, Jigsaw Clinician
Jenny Kuznietsova, Senior Jigsaw Clinician
Imelda Kearns, Jigsaw Clinician
Katie Grimes, Jigsaw Clinician
Gail McEvoy, Service administrator
Jules Thompson Clinical Manager
Louise Corry, Service Administrator
Black and white headshot image of Fiona Malone
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.

Gráinne Carley, Jigsaw Clinician

Gráinne Carley

Jigsaw Clinician

I'm Gráinne and am known to love a good read! I also like tasting food from all different countries and trying out recipes. As a teenager I hated trying new food (always ate the garlic bread without garlic, so just plain bread really!). The younger me would not recognise myself now.

Study and work

I’m an occupational therapist by training. I love thinking about young people’s role as sisters, or brothers, or as students and how this can be supported. As an OT, I also consider people’s day-to-day activities. I try to see how they engage in these as key to their mental wellbeing.

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.

Jenny Kuznietsova, Senior Jigsaw Clinician

Jenny Kuznietsova

Senior Jigsaw Clinician

My name is Evgeniya (or Jenny) and I am a Senior Jigsaw Clinician. Originally from Belarus, I can do therapy in English and Russian. One of my favourite quotes is “the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem”.

Study and work

I received my doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland in 2017. Before joining Jigsaw North Fingal, I worked as a Psychologist in the Irish Prison Service. I was trained in several therapeutic modalities (e.g, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused therapy, Schema Therapy, etc). This allows me to develop a flexible approach in working with clients.

Imelda Kearns, Jigsaw Clinician

Imelda Kearns

Jigsaw Clinician

I love nature and hiking and have travelled to many different countries with my backpack and dusty hiking boots! I try to challenge myself to engage in one new activity every so often. The most recent has been indoor rock climbing!

Study and work

I graduated from NUI Galway in 2019 with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. Prior to Jigsaw, I worked in adult mental health services in Ireland and England, then moved to adult residential services. There, I supported adults with various needs to live successfully in their home and community environments.

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.

Gail McEvoy, Service administrator

Gail McEvoy

Service administrator

I have worked in Jigsaw North Fingal for the last four and a half years. Supporting young people in all areas of their lives, particularly their mental health, has always been a passion of mine. I also play soccer and love watching all types of sports.

I have an honours degree in counselling and psychotherapy from IICP College and a diploma in Youth and Community Work from University College Cork. Prior to this role with Jigsaw, I worked in the insurance industry for over twenty years.

Jules Thompson Clinical Manager

Jules Thompson

Clinical Manager

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and work as the Clinical Manager in Jigsaw North Fingal, based in Balbriggan. It is almost six years now I have worked for Jigsaw. I enjoy meeting up with friends, eating out in nice restaurants and spending time with my family.

Prior to this post, I worked in Pieta House, and I also have a lot of experience in the area of third level student counselling. I ran the Student Counselling Service in IT Tallaght, and before that, worked in Trinity College Student Counselling Service.

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!

 

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

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