Meet the Jigsaw Meath Team

David O’Duffy

David O’Duffy

Project Manager

I have worked in Health and Social Services for approximately 23 years in a variety of services supporting both adults and young people. Of those years I have been in management for approximately 19 years up to and including senior management posts. I have been extremely fortunate to have had such opportunities to work with people who were facing a variety of challenges in their lives. Working in and managing Community Mental Health Services in Dublin, both in the Community & Voluntary Sector and the State sector. Working in Homeless services managing Transitional Housing and also working in Service Development. To Managing Operations in HIV Services providing membership support services to young people, people from ethnic minorities, people from the LGBTi communities and people struggling with addiction. I also had the opportunity for a short time in coordinating a Family Resource Centre which gave me some additional experience in overseeing a large Community An Early Years’ Service. Plus also working in a senior managerial role providing both practical and advocacy support to survivors of residential institutional abuse. Getting to know and work in these services is something which I feel has made me a more rounded manager.

I have a B.A in Psychology from U.C.D., a Certificate in Counselling from Maynooth and a number of other qualifications which have aided me throughout my career to date.

I am originally from Chapelizod in Dublin.

What is your favourite book?

Too many to answer to be honest although more recently I really enjoyed the My Struggle series by Karl Ove Knausgaard.

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

Your uniqueness is wonderful, embrace it and accept it!

Maureen Jubb-Shanley

Maureen Jubb-Shanley

Acting Clinical Coordinator

I was born in South Australia but have spent most of my working life in Western Australia. I moved to Ireland in December 2016. But have visited Ireland regularly for the last 20 years to be with my husband’s Irish family.

I am a registered mental health nurse. I studied in Perth, Western Australia and have a Bachelor of Nursing, Post Graduate certificate in Community Mental Health Nursing and Master Nursing (Mental Health).

I have worked in the mental health field for the last 21 years, mostly in Australia. I have worked in lots of different mental settings and roles such as mental health manager, team leader, clinical coordinator, counsellor, credentialed nurse, lecturer, project manager and suicide prevention officer. I have experience in providing psychological support, group work and counselling to people of all ages using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

I love meeting new people, riding my bike, having barbeques and travelling. I have travelled right around Australia with my family and hope to do the same in Ireland. I enjoy listening to all types of music but some of my favourites would be Paolo Nutini, The Dubmarines, Leonard Cohen, Antony, Annie Lennox and Queen. I also love going to the movies. Muriel’s’ Wedding is my all-time favourite movie.

If I could give one piece of advice to my teenage self, it would be; love life, be generous to yourself and others and the rest will follow.

ClĂ­odhna Farrell

ClĂ­odhna Farrell

Clinical Support Worker

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'.

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.

Damien Coyle

Damien Coyle

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

Prior to coming to Jigsaw, I spent several years working as Senior Project Support Worker for a Street based/ Outreach Youth Work organisation in Derry. The role gave me the opportunity to engage with young people in Education, Justice, Care and Health and Wellbeing.  During that time I developed a number of Intervention and Prevention initiatives for young people aged 8 – 25 years.  I spent time in Kenya, Africa developing the Street based Youth Work methodology which assisted in the implementation of new organisational approaches in the north of Ireland.

I have also experience working as a key worker with young people in respite care with Extern.

I hail from beautiful Donegal and have a BSc in Community Youth Work from the University of Ulster and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management from Dublin Business School.

What is your favourite film?

I can’t separate Good Will Hunting or Remember the Titans!

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

Get a dog and call him Max!

Elizabeth Treacy

Elizabeth Treacy

Clinical Support Worker

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!