Jigsaw Tipperary | Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health

Jigsaw Tipperary

Tipperary

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

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Contact Details

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Telephone: 0504 60023

Location

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Address: G2
Innovation Works 3,
Tipperary Technology Park,
Thurles,
Co. Tipperary.
E41 XF75

Jigsaw in Tipperary is wheelchair accessible

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Opening Hours

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  • Monday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 10.30am - 3pm, 4pm - 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • Friday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

Closed: The Mondays of Bank Holidays

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 Jigsaw Tipperary can offer.

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.

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 Tipperary Team

Laurna Roche

Laurna Roche

Clinician

My role is to provide mental health support to the young people of Tipperary. In collaboration with the young person, I support them in exploring what their current needs are and aid them in identifying ways in which they can overcome their challenges and then help them work towards achieving their individual goals.

  • Laurna Roche
  • Katy Croke
  • Rachel Ralph
  • Jennie Deering
  • Marie Spillane
  • Michael Malone
  • Michelle Putti

Study and Work: I am born and bred in Cork, the real capital! I love GAA and enjoy a great day out in Croke Park! I also have particular interest in sport and mental health. I attended University of Limerick and qualified as a mental health nurse in 2015. I then moved to Dublin where I worked in the central mental hospital in Dublin in forensic care.

I then traveled Asia and ended up in Australia where i worked for another year in forensic nursing with aboriginal people and young adolescents involved in forensic mental health services. After returning to work in Ireland I completed a postgraduate degree in University College Cork in Specialist Mental Health . Prior to joining Jigsaw I worked as a community mental health nurse in cork where i worked with people in the community for short term interventions and also long-term care. besides work I have also completed numerous fundraisers with my family for Pieta House including sky dives, hikes and mountain climbs.

Photo of Laurna Roche, Clinican, Jigsaw Tipperary Service
Photo of Katy Croke, Clinical Manager, Jigsaw Tipperary Service
Rachel Ralph, Service Administrator, Jigsaw Tipperary
Photo of Jennie Deering, Senior Clnician, Jigsaw Tipperary Service
Marie Spillane picture, Occupational Therapist – Jigsaw Clinician
Photo of Michael Malone, Clinician, Jigsaw Tipperary Service
Photo of Michelle Putti, Service Manager, Jigsaw Tipperary Service
Photo of Laurna Roche, Clinican, Jigsaw Tipperary Service

Laurna Roche

Clinician

My role is to provide mental health support to the young people of Tipperary. In collaboration with the young person, I support them in exploring what their current needs are and aid them in identifying ways in which they can overcome their challenges and then help them work towards achieving their individual goals.

Study and Work: I am born and bred in Cork, the real capital! I love GAA and enjoy a great day out in Croke Park! I also have particular interest in sport and mental health. I attended University of Limerick and qualified as a mental health nurse in 2015. I then moved to Dublin where I worked in the central mental hospital in Dublin in forensic care.

I then traveled Asia and ended up in Australia where i worked for another year in forensic nursing with aboriginal people and young adolescents involved in forensic mental health services. After returning to work in Ireland I completed a postgraduate degree in University College Cork in Specialist Mental Health . Prior to joining Jigsaw I worked as a community mental health nurse in cork where i worked with people in the community for short term interventions and also long-term care. besides work I have also completed numerous fundraisers with my family for Pieta House including sky dives, hikes and mountain climbs.

Photo of Katy Croke, Clinical Manager, Jigsaw Tipperary Service

Katy Croke

Clinical Manager

I was born and raised in Tipperary and am delighted to be back home to support the mental health of young people in my home county. I believe that young people are absolute legends and feel privileged to be working with them in this way.

Study and work: Prior to setting up Jigsaw Tipperary, I worked in Jigsaw Limerick for 4 years as Senior Clinician.

Before that I worked privately as a counselling psychologist in Tipperary for 6 years, with a focus on providing one to one therapy for adolescents and young people. I have a degree in applied psychology and a masters in Counselling Psychology, both from UCC.

 

Rachel Ralph, Service Administrator, Jigsaw Tipperary

Rachel Ralph

Service Administrator

My role as service administrator involves being the first point of contact for young people, parents and concerned others. I also support the wider Jigsaw Tipperary team and management with the day to day running of the hub

Study and work: I joined Jigsaw ahead of the opening of the new Jigsaw Tipperary Service. Prior to this I worked for 4 years as an Administrator for the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme based in North Tipperary. I have completed certificates in Community Development & Leadership and Business Administration.

Photo of Jennie Deering, Senior Clnician, Jigsaw Tipperary Service

Jennie Deering

Senior Clinican

My role involves providing a supportive environment for young people to explore their mental health and to identify their strengths and goals. I work with young people to develop coping strategies, manage life's challenges and maximise participation in activities and roles meaningful to them.

Study and work: I am a CORU-registered Occupational Therapist. I have a BSc in Occupational Therapy and a post graduate diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings with adults in community, day hospital and in-patient services both within Ireland and abroad.

 

Marie Spillane picture, Occupational Therapist – Jigsaw Clinician

Marie Spillane

Occupational Therapist - Clinician

I was born and raised in the Premier county and am so excited to work with young people in Tipperary! My role involves providing a supportive environment for young people to explore their mental health and identify strengths and goals. We work together enabling them to build on coping strategies, manage life's challenges, and maximise participation in activities and roles meaningful to them.

Study and work: I studied Occupational Therapy in NUIG and it was during this time that I discovered my passion for mental health. After I graduated in 2013, I flew the nest and moved to the Middle East for a short time where I worked in disability promotion and inclusion.

My love for Tipperary was too strong and I returned home to work in local mental health services. Most recently, I worked in the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) prior to joining Jigsaw.

Photo of Michael Malone, Clinician, Jigsaw Tipperary Service

Michael Malone

Clinician

I’m a Kilkenny man working in Tipperary , apparently Tipperary is the home of hurling!! I would contest this . I love been in nature and going for a few runs in the week .

Work and study: I have been working as mental health nurse for 25 years both in England and Ireland . I have worked in both hospital and community settings over the last 25 years . I have come to value the space that you can give people to talk about their mental health issues over this time through the 25 years . I will use this when working in Jigsaw to the benefit the young people of Tipperary.

Photo of Michelle Putti, Service Manager, Jigsaw Tipperary Service

Michelle Putti

Service Manager

Originally from Barack Obama territory in South Offaly, I’ve been living in the Premier County for almost twenty years now. I am delighted to line out with the Jigsaw Tipperary Team as we lay the foundations for the new service for young people in the county.

Study and work: I have a BSc in Social Sciences and an MA in Family Support Studies (NUIG).

Over the years I’ve held many roles in the areas of community development and family support and most recently worked with the Society of St Vincent de Paul in a Regional role.

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