Meet the Jigsaw Galway Team

Sarah Simkin

Sarah Simkin

Service Manager

I am Service Manager of Jigsaw Galway. I have worked in Jigsaw since Nov 2008 and have had a number of roles since then, including facilitating the Youth Advisory Panel. I’m passionate about youth mental health and ensuring that young people are supported as they move from childhood in to early adulthood. I am also determined to destigmatise help-seeking (the idea of asking for help when you need it). I love reading and listening to books. I love learning!  Spending quality time with friends is one of the things I enjoy most in life. And music is my therapy!!!

Fun fact: I have a fear of stickers (but don’t tell anyone!)

Noel Comer

Noel Comer

Senior Jigsaw Clinician

Marie Hehir

Marie Hehir

Support and Information Officer

I am the Support and Information Officer and I’ve been working in Jigsaw since we opened the doors of Jigsaw Galway in 2008….part of the furniture by now!

Before this, I worked with Foroige for a number of years and then in the HSE West GAF Youth Health Advice café as Teenage Health Co-ordinator and from here to Jigsaw Galway.

This was a natural move to make and I was excited to be joining what was a new innovative service working with young people around their mental health and wellbeing. It felt like the beginning of something greatly needed in our community that would make a difference in the lives of young people and families in Galway. I love my work and the people that I have worked with in the past and present. They're a great bunch.

My hobbies include yoga and playing my guitar

Fun fact : I once ran over myself with the tractor I was driving.