Communities we work with
Our very first Jigsaw project, Jigsaw Galway is a partnership between HSE, Mental Health Ireland and Headstrong, along with a network of other key organisations.
Jigsaw Galway operates from its hub in Galway city with a strong focus on the development of outreach and community supports. This means that for a young person who cannot travel into the city, help can still be provided through one of the support workers or partner organisations who can meet them at their convenience.
As in all Jigsaw projects, services for young people are free and confidential.
Call Marie on (091) 549 252
Jigsaw Kerry is a partnership between Headstrong and HSE along with the support of other key local agencies.
In addition to providing access to mental health services for young people, Jigsaw Kerry focuses on the following:
- Improving community understanding of mental health through mental health awareness training
- Building supports in schools
- Developing stronger links with mental health and primary care
- Building the capacity of professionals through the Headstrong Youth Centred Practise training
- Providing peer mentoring and community education programmes
Call Aidan on 066 718 6785
Jigsaw Meath was established in collaboration with a variety of statutory, non-statutory and voluntary organisations including:
- Meath VEC
- Crann Support Group
Jigsaw Meath opened a hub in Navan. Through increased community awareness and enhanced training and support options the project will aim to increase the capacity of adults and community leaders to take a more active role in supporting the mental health and well-being needs of their young people.
The Jigsaw Meath initiative is developing a supportive and nurturing whole-school approach to mental health. The project is also participating in Headstrong's Youth Centred Practise training.
Call Lorcan on 046 906 7246
Jigsaw Roscommon is a collaboration between a number of key agencies including:
- Mental Health Ireland
- Roscommon LEADER Partnership Company
- Youth Work Ireland
- Roscommon County Council
Jigsaw Roscommon is working towards improved community awareness among both adults and young people, by providing education and training opportunities for frontline workers and key community members. These workers will be trained in Headstrong's Youth Centred Practise.
Jigsaw Roscommon is also working towards the establishment of a hub in Roscommon town.
County Roscommon has a number of youth oriented community facilities at key locations throughout the county. Jigsaw Roscommon will work to enhance these to provide both sessional and outreach services from local agencies.
Call John on 091 549 0847
Jigsaw Donegal provides a free and confidential support service for young people aged 15-25, with a drop in centre on Pearse Road (across from the Community Centre) in Letterkenny. Jigsaw Donegal is a partnership between Headstrong, Alcohol Forum and HSE.
Call Sean on 074 972 6920
Jigsaw Offaly provides a free and confidential support service for young people aged 12-25, with a drop in centre on Cormac Street, (beside the Town Council roundabout) in Tullamore. Jigsaw Offaly is a partnership between Headstrong and HSE along with support of other key local agencies.
Call Catherine on 086 836 2376
Jigsaw Limerick is currently the planning phase. If you would like to find out more information you can contact Daniel, the Project Coordinator.
Call Daniel on 086 045 5526
Jigsaw Tallaght is currently the planning phase. If you would like to find out more information you can contact Emma, the Project Manager.
Call Emma on 087 923 4603
Jigsaw Clondalkin is currently the planning phase. If you would like to find out more information you can contact Debbie, the Project Manager.
Call Debbie on 086 044 6172
Jigsaw Dublin 15
Jigsaw Dublin 15 is currently the planning phase. If you would like to find out more information you can contact Des, the Project Manager.
Call Des on 086 044 5990
Jigsaw North Fingal
Jigsaw North Fingal is currently the planning phase. If you would like to find out more information you can contact Emer.
Call Emer on 01 4727010
Jigsaw youngballymun was a collaborative effort between Headstrong and youngballymun, an area-based systemic change strategy. youngballymun is a demonstration prevention and early intervention programme, jointly resourced by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Within Jigsaw youngballymun the focus of effort was to build the capacity of providers who work directly with young people (eg counsellors, teachers, youth workers) across the community, in the process building a network of coordinated and integrated support. Significant learning has been drawn from the experience of all the local partner organisations engaged with Jigsaw youngballymun as well as from the Jigsaw youngballymun staff team to inform the development of Headstrong's Youth Centre Practice training. To date, approximately 80 practitioners working across the community have been trained with a subset of these practitioners realigning their roles to take on more intensive and targeting work with young people, with more extensive training and supervision.
The working agreement between Headstrong and youngballymun came to an end in December 2011. Opportunities for future collaboration may emerge as 2012 progresses in the context of youngballymun's work to integrate the youth mental health, youth literacy and youth pregnancy and parenting dimensions of its programme.
For more information contact:
Emer Mulligan, Jigsaw Programme Director, on firstname.lastname@example.org