Meet the Jigsaw Dublin 15 Team

Fiona Fitzgerald

Fiona Fitzgerald

Senior Clinical Support Worker

Fiona provides one-to-one support to the young people who come to Jigsaw and offers help to them with any issues or concerns they have in relation to their mental health.

Fiona has a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University College Cork and hails from the county and Kingdom of Kerry. Fiona has previously worked with the HSE in different mental health roles both in the hospital and in the community. Fiona loves to keep physically fit and active and often takes part in races across the year, half marathon being her preferred distance to run. Fiona also loves to cook, volunteer and socialise with friends.

Little known fact: Fiona loves to travel and even took 8 months off work to travel the world. 

Hannah Murphy

Hannah Murphy

Clinical Support Worker

Hannah previously worked as Disability Advisor for Mental Health in University College Cork and volunteered with Childline for three years.

She is a CORU registered Occupational Therapist, having graduated from University College Cork in 2014.

Hannah is originally from Cork, has worked in London and Limerick and is now hoping to settle in Dublin. 

Little known fact: I would love to build a micro home and live in the country (the smaller the better!) 

Aoife Clerkin

Aoife Clerkin

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

Aoife works closely with our amazing Youth Advisory Panel and the local community to promote mental health. Aoife has a BA in psychology from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Youth and Community Work from Durham University and is working towards an MSc in Management in Smurfit Business School. She also has qualifications in volunteer management, outdoor pursuits and project management. She has previously been involved with youth organisations including Barretstown and the ISPCC. When she’s not in Jigsaw, she enjoys volunteering, graphic design, hiking, swimming and a bit of singing.

Little Known Fact: Aoife once worked as a Christmas Elf in Lapland.

Hazel McDermott

Hazel McDermott

Administrator

Hazel worked as the fundraising administrator in Dogs Trust for just over a year before coming to Jigsaw. This involved providing administrative support to the fundraising team, along with helping to organise national fundraising events. This gave her some incredible administrative experience and also allowed her to bring her obsession with dogs to a new level!

Hazel received a first class honours bachelor’s degree in social science from University College Cork. Social science is wonderful as you can explore so many different options but Hazel always knew that she wanted to focus on healthcare. 

Hazel was born in Dublin but moved to North Tipperary when she was 8 years old. Although she loves Dublin, she has spent most of her life in the country and definitely identifies as a Tipp girl!

Little known fact: Hazel's home in Tipperary is like a zoo; with 2 dogs, 3 cats, 3 chickens, 2 horses and 1 fish. Although that hardly counts as little known because she informs everyone of the dogs within about 5 seconds of meeting them!

Pat

Pat

Personal Assistant in Training

Pat was a founding member of Jigsaw Dublin 15, having been selected by our Youth Advisory Panel due to his passion for youth mental health and enthusiasm for belly rubs. Pat holds a BA in fluffiness as well as various qualifications in being cuddly, playing fetch and going for walkies. Pat works closely with our administrator in ensuring that young people feel welcome. Pat believes in the importance of naps in the workplace and can often be found chilling out on one of the cosy couches in the waiting room.

Little Known Fact: Pat holds the world record in chasing his own tail.