In conversation with… Aoife McGillicuddy

February 07th 2019

In conversation with… Aoife McGillicuddy

We chatted with Jigsaw Hero Aoife McGillicuddy who has just signed up to take part in the Jigsaw Croke Park Abseil for the second year in a row!

What inspired you to sign up for the Jigsaw Croke Park Abseil?

I have worked with mental health charities in the past, and I was inspired by the work that they do. I read about Jigsaw, and then saw the opportunity to abseil to support them and jumped at the chance.

What are you most looking forward to for this challenge?

This year I have 2 friends accompanying me (I did it on my own last year). So I’m looking forward to experiencing it with them, and that wonderful moment of pausing mid-air to look over the vast expanse of Croke Park to soak it in.

Why do you think it is important to support Jigsaw and young people’s mental health?

Mental health is as important as physical health. We need to support people from a very young age when they experience a mental health issue. There is nothing to be ashamed of – many of us have been there. Jigsaw offers support and guidance to help young people learn about their mental health and support them through the issues that arise. That kind of support is invaluable. 

What other interests do you have?

Reading, Writing, Music & Films

The Jigsaw Croke Park Abseil takes place this year on Saturday 4th May and registrations are open here if you would like join Aoife and take a stand for youth mental health!