Jigsaw to begin in-person consultations in Tipp
The Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler has confirmed that the Jigsaw Centre for Tipperary is set to open its doors for referrals from next month. The news was welcomed by Tipperary TDs, Jackie Cahill and Michael Lowry.
Deputy Cahill acknowledged Minister Butler’s work in delivering the Jigsaw Centre for Tipperary soon after she took office and thanked her for her continued work with him on this project. The Thurles man also raised the issue of psychiatric beds for Tipperary, mental health supports and counselling services for third level students, and supports for older people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Deputy Lowry added: ‘Jigsaw provides an invaluable service for those aged 12-25. The past fifteen months have demonstrated just how necessary these services are for people of all ages, but having a dedicated service in Tipperary for young people is crucial. Being able to avail of Jigsaw’s services on a face-to-face basis will have a hugely beneficial impact. Young people can engage with highly skilled professionals in the new ultra-modern offices which have been specifically designed to deliver services in a comfortable, welcoming and private manner."
The extensive range of services provided by Jigsaw also includes online services and supports, including a Live Chat service with trained clinicians, which are already available to young people aged 12-25 in Tipperary. In addition, they provide mental health advice, information, supportive content and resources for adults, teachers and other concerned adults.
All information on services is accessible through jigsaw.ie