Meet the Jigsaw Meath Team

Blathnaid McCabe

Blathnaid McCabe

Clinical Manager

I'm originally from Navan. I qualified as a Social Worker in 1998, then I worked in the area of Child Protection for two and a half years. I spent 10 years working in a specialist unit for children who had experienced trauma in Temple St Hospital. I then worked in a large hospital for the next five years, before moving back to Temple St where I worked on the Mental Health Team, I have also worked for the National Counselling Service in Meath and have worked in Trinity College on the Social Work course. I am also qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I became the Clinicial Manager in Jigsaw Meath in January 2019.

I have a Masters in Social Work (UCD) and a Masters n Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from Trinity College Dublin.

I am an avid reader, and my favourite books include ‘In Cold Blood’ by Truman Capote, ‘A Suitable Boy’ by Vikram Seth and ‘My name is Red’ by Orhan Pamuk

If I could give one piece of advice to my teenage self, it would be; Stay true to your beliefs and convictions: accept yourself for who you are and be grateful for all the good things, no matter how small.

Derek Hanway

Derek Hanway

Service Manager

Clíodhna Farrell

Clíodhna Farrell

Jigsaw Clinician

After I qualified as an Occupational Therapist I worked in Australia for five years. I then moved back to Ireland and commenced my employment with Jigsaw Meath.

My work experience is predominantly in mental health. I worked in an acute mental health unit in Western Australia, and I also worked in the community in varied settings to support people to manage and improve their mental health and well-being. As a result I have a broad experience of working with people of different backgrounds and ages on an individual basis and in group settings.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and am originally from Kildare.

What is your favourite book?

I loved books as a child but in my teenage years I found I got more enjoyment out of art, being outdoors and playing sport so my interest for reading faded. A collection of books that is memorable to me as a child is The Animals of Farthing Wood and the Harry Potter series.

If you were able to give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be?

I have two pieces; 'Don’t be afraid to embrace your individuality and creativity even if your peers don’t agree', and 'There’s lots of learning and growth in the mistakes we make'.

Elizabeth Treacy

Elizabeth Treacy

Jigsaw Clinician

I joined Jigsaw Meath in August 2017 to work as a clinical support worker. Previously I worked as a mental health nurse with young people admitted to a mental health hospital. I also worked on a young adult programme facilitating therapeutic groups.

I am a registered Mental Health Nurse, currently undertaking a MSc in Mental Health – Psychosocial Interventions Strand at Trinity College Dublin

What is your favourite book?

From my childhood my favourite book is The Wind in the Willow.

If you were able to give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be?

It will all work out…eventually!

Cassie Campbell

Cassie Campbell

Project Administrator/ Receptionist

Cassie is a receptionist here at Jigsaw Meath. She works on reception four days a week. Her cheery and bubbly personality greets people as they come in the door.