O’Sullivan welcomes new youth mental health service for Limerick

07 January 2016

Minister for Education and Skills and Labour TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan, today warmly welcomed the establishment of a Jigsaw, a new youth mental service for Limerick.

“Jigsaw is a fantastic service, provided by the organisation Headstrong. It is already making a very positive impact on youth mental health in ten communities across the country and I am delighted that my colleague Minister Kathleen Lynch has provided the funding to extend the service to Limerick this year.”

“Jigsaw is based on the principle of “somewhere to turn to, someone to talk to”. I’ve seen the services that Jigsaw provides at first hand and I know Jigsaw will make a really positive impact in Limerick.”

An investment of approximately €700,000 per year will see Jigsaw provide services to young people in Limerick. Jigsaw will provide early intervention and prevention services and also help to integrate existing resources to better support youth mental health. Recruitment of a director for the service will begin in the coming weeks.

“I have spoken often with Minister Lynch about this project for Limerick and I know her personal commitment played a significant role in securing the necessary funding. I would also like to acknowledge the contribution that Headstrong and the HSE Mid-West have made in bringing Jigsaw to Limerick.”

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