Meet the Jigsaw Kerry Team
Dr. Olive Moloney
On graduating as a clinical psychologist in 2010, Olive joined MAC-UK, a charity which works to make mental health accessible to excluded young people affiliated with street gangs in London. After working with MAC-UK for five years, running and setting up projects across London and taking various leadership roles within the organisation, Olive returned to Ireland in 2015. She took up the role of Clinical Coordinator in Kerry in May 2015. Olive cares about using psychology alongside people within communities to improve social and health inequalities.
Olive studied Applied Psychology (BSc Applied Psychology; 1999-2003) and then Forensic Psychology (MA Forensic Psychology; 2003-2004) at UCC, before working in England in forensic services and going on to study Clinical Psychology at the University of East London (DClinPsy; 2007-2010). Olive is currently a student on the MSc in Clinical Supervision at Trinity College Dublin.
What is your favourite book?
Two short story collections stand out: ‘What we talk about when we talk about Love’ by Raymond Carver; and ‘The Long Gaze Back’, an anthology of Irish women writers edited by Sinead Gleeson.
If you could give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be?
Clinical Support Worker
I previously worked as an occupational therapist in a rotational post with the NHS in Barnsley, England. I also worked with the Children’s Team, Acute Mental Health service for Adults and Learning Disability’s Service. This work experience supports me in my current role with Jigsaw.
Clinical Support Worker
Raedin is a Clinical Support Worker at Jigsaw Kerry. Raedin qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013. She worked in Adult Mental Health in the United Kingdom after qualifying. Raedin was delighted to return home to her native Kerry and take up a post working with young people and promoting positive mental health in the community.
Youth and Community Engagement Worker
Donagh started with Jigsaw Kerry in April 2015 as Youth and Community Engagement Worker. Donagh has a degree in Social Science (Youth and Community Work) from U.C.C. Despite being a Corkonian, Donagh arrives in Kerry after spending over five years working with a Garda Youth Diversion Project in Crumlin, Dublin. Before that Donagh worked on-board the Tall Ship Jeanie Johnston.
Triona is the Office Administrator in Jigsaw Kerry. She has a honours degree in BSc Public Health and Health Promotion. She has also worked as a Special needs Assistant. She is looking forward to being involved in the promotion of positive youth mental health and providing administrative support to the team.