Jigsaw Galway is a free, non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people (15-25) living in Galway city and county. We provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing time. We also provide advice and guidance for anyone is concerned about a young person in their life or work.
Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential service supporting the mental health and well-being of people aged 15 – 25 in Galway city and county. Jigsaw’s aim is to support young people in Galway who are struggling, to ensure they get the support they need, when and where they need it.
Jigsaw Galway is part of a national network of Jigsaw Services supported by Jigsaw the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, all aiming to provide tailored community-based help for young people’s mental health needs.
Direct support for young people
Our service in Galway city provides a welcoming space for young people to call in, get information or have a chat with a support worker. If a young person wants support, our staff are there to listen, without making judgements, and to provide supportive guidance. We also provide information and advice to anyone who is worried about a friend or young person in their life.
Working with young people
At Jigsaw, we believe it’s vital to make sure that young people’s voices are heard. Our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) represent us and take part in decision making at every level.
Working with the community
As well as directly helping young people in tough times, we want to work towards a community that is supportive of mental health and well being. Presentations and talks in schools, workplaces and community groups aim to open up a discussion on mental health and raise people’s awareness of the support that Jigsaw Galway can offer.
We also work to improve the support available to young people by connecting with the many organisations throughout the county. For example, we’re working with services and community organisations in North-East Connemara, Tuam and Ballinasloe. The aim is to make sure that young people have better access to support in their local town / area.
Who is involved in Jigsaw Galway?
Jigsaw Galway is a partnership between:
and is also funded by the Western Region Drugs Taskforce.
H91 AXK8 (across from the new Coach Station)
Telephone: 091 549 252
Text: 087 772 52 32
If you would like to talk to someone in Jigsaw Galway, please get in touch to arrange an appointment.
You can either call, text or email us. Or use our online contact form.
Closed Sat and Mon of Bank Holiday weekends.
We’re happy to answer any questions you have so just get in touch!
Jigsaw Galway is not a 24 hour or Emergency service. Our phone, text and email services are NOT checked outside of drop-in hours. If you need help outside of these hours, click here