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Limerick Jigsaw Youth Advisory Panel Celebrate their First Year

Jigsaw Youth Advisory Panel – Pictured at the YAP Recognition Night at Shannon Rowing Club are (L-R) Ellie Russell, Eileen Hanley, Christine Donovan, Cassandra Murphy, Yvonne Curtin, Eabhann Madden Groves, Claire Greaney, Lloyd Horgan, Leigh Bergin, Hannah Kelly, Ellen Moran, Eamon Dore, Gerry Linnane, Tanya O’Sullivan and Cian Aherne. Picture: Keith Wiseman.

Limerick Jigsaw Youth Advisory Panel Celebrate their First Year

 Jigsaw Limerick is a free, non-judgemental and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25 living, working or studying in Limerick City and County. They provide guidance and support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing time. They also provide advice and guidance for anyone who is concerned about a young person in their life.

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Back Row: Leigh Bergin, Eabhann Madden Groves, Ellen Moran, Yvonne Curtin and Eamon Dore. Middle Row: Claire Greaney and Hannah Kelly. Front Row: Cassandra Murphy and Lloyd Horgan. Picture: Keith Wiseman.

The Limerick Jigsaw Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) is a team of volunteers aged between 16 and 25 who are passionate about helping Jigsaw to make a difference to young people’s mental health across Ireland.

The YAP has helped to create and adapt the Jigsaw Limerick service and hub so that it is a warm and welcoming service for young people to attend and is proactive in its promotion of positive mental health as essential for the whole community to thrive.

The Jigsaw Limerick Youth Advisory panel recently celebrated their first full year in operation with a YAP Recognition Night at Shannon Rowing Club. The night was designed to celebrate the very many creative and innovative initiatives and projects that the YAP developed over the past year including the “Shine A Light” on the river project as part of Limerick Mental Health week last October.

One member of YAP said, “Being involved in the YAP makes me feel part of my community and I know that I’m making a difference to the mental health of both young people and the wider community.”

Jigsaw Limerick Youth Advisory do many things to help raises awareness about youth mental health and why it needs to be taken seriously. YAP builds awareness of how Jigsaw Limerick supports young people and their communities.

Another YAP member said, “I’m glad I’ve taken the opportunity to support a very worthwhile cause. It’s contributed to my personal development.” Jigsaw Limerick is a youth-friendly and accessible service, located in the heart of Limerick City in Arthur’s Quay.

If you are aged between 16 and 25, with a passion for Youth Mental Health then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. For more information and an Expression Of Interest form, email [email protected] or call 061 974 510.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.