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

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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.

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

Katy Croke

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.

  • Katy Croke
  • Rachel Ralph
  • Niamh O'Gorman
  • Marie Spillane
  • Eibhlín McNamara
  • Michelle Putti

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.

 

A photo of our staff member Katy Cork, Clinical Manager Jigsaw Tipperary
Rachel Ralph, Service Administrator, Jigsaw Tipperary
Niamh O'Gorman pic, Youth and Community Engagement Worker, Jigsaw Tipperary
Marie Spillane picture, Occupational Therapist – Jigsaw Clinician
Eibhlín McNamara pic, Jigsaw Senior Clinician Tipperary
Michelle Putti, Jigsaw Tipperary Service Manager
A photo of our staff member Katy Cork, Clinical Manager Jigsaw Tipperary

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.

Niamh O'Gorman pic, Youth and Community Engagement Worker, Jigsaw Tipperary

Niamh O'Gorman

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

From studying youth mental health with psychology, and my own experience with self-care, I’ve learned the power of early intervention to prevent mental ill health. It made me want to work for an organisation that values this approach. I want to use the technique to support young people during stressful times so the challenges no longer spoil this weird and wonderful journey called life!

Study and work: I did a full psychology degree with the Hdip conversion course after my BA in French and Psychology, both from NUIG, finishing in 2017. I then moved back to Clonmel, where I worked for a couple of years with people who had intellectual disabilities and mental health difficulties.

After traveling in Africa and Asia for 7 months, I came back to Ireland just before lockdown. In September 2020 I started an MSc in Applied Psychology ( Mental Health and Psychological Therapies) with Ulster University. During this time, I applied for Jigsaw Tipperary.

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.

Eibhlín McNamara pic, Jigsaw Senior Clinician Tipperary

Eibhlín McNamara

Senior Clinician

I'm from Cork, but I’ve always loved the sound people of Tipperary! I absolutely love working with young people too. So I’m delighted to be part of an organisation that values early intervention and supporting young people with their mental health.

Study and work: I have a BSc. in Social Science and an MA in Social Work, both from UCC.  Whilst working as a Social Worker, I went on to complete a part-time BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am currently completing an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, both from MTU.

Over the years I have worked in various roles in Tusla and the HSE, such as Residential Care, Child Protection and Welfare, Fostering and Medical Social Work.

Michelle Putti, Jigsaw Tipperary Service Manager

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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