Meet the Jigsaw Tallaght Team

Tara Mulhern

Tara Mulhern

Clinical Coordinator

I have worked for Jigsaw Tallaght since September 2016.

Prior to this I worked primarily in adult mental health for almost a decade, most recently as a senior occupational therapist on a community mental health team in Dublin.

Prior to that again, I worked with teenagers and adults delivering a vocational skills training programme. I have a strong interest in the areas of employment and education, and am a certified Supported Employment facilitator. I am also a certified WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitator.

I started out my career working with primarily young adults in an early intervention for psychosis service, and was responsible for setting up Ireland’s first occupational therapy service in early intervention in psychosis as a pilot project. This was where my interest in early intervention began.

I have done also occasional lecturing in occupational therapy and mental health in TCD, UCD, UCC and UL.

I have an Occupational Therapy Honours Degree from Trinity College and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education from NUI Galway.

What is your favourite film?

ll musicals – La La Land is a strong contender as new favourite!

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

"Do more of what makes you happy!"

Christine Donovan

Christine Donovan

Clinical Support Worker

I worked for one and a half years in a paediatric service working with children and young people up to the age of 18. I completed a work placement in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I have an Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy from University College Cork.

What is your favourite book?
Any of Jodi Picoult’s books!

If you were able to give one piece of advice to your teenage self, what would it be? 
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and don’t let being worried about what others think stop you from being you!"

Sinead Beirne

Sinead Beirne

Youth and Community Engagement Worker

I have completed a degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Certificate in Mental Health in the Community.

I worked in Jigsaw North Fingal part-time for over a year and a half before starting in Jigsaw Tallaght full-time in June 2017. Before working in Jigsaw I spent time working with Emerald Cultural Institute as a Residential Duty manager with young people learning English as a foreign language. I have also volunteered with University of Limerick Student Union Welfare Team and SVP’s Ozanam House. 

What is your favourite book?

All of Harry Potter and most crime novels by Lynda la Plante or Jonathan Kellerman....I can’t pick only one!

What’s your favourite music/band?

At the moment I am mostly listening to Imagine Dragons and Rag n’ Bone man.

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

You are capable of a lot more than you think so believe in yourself!