Headstrong, the non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland, have announced that Jigsaw Roscommon will re-open in July.
In a statement released a short time ago they again stated their disappointment at the temporary closure of the service in February due to difficulties in recruiting new staff, adding that they strongly believe that every community deserves a Jigsaw, and that they are passionate about striving to grow and develop the service wherever it is needed.
“Since February, we have been working closely with all of our partners in the HSE, local community agencies and the young people on our Youth Advisory Panel, to find a sustainable way of delivering the Jigsaw Service in Roscommon. This began with further attempts to recruit a full staff team with an aim to re-open in June. Whilst we’re yet to recruit a full team, we are now able to re-open the service in July with limited staffing in the first instance. Our plan then is to grow the service over time, including looking at ways to integrate the Jigsaw services in Roscommon and Galway to best support the mental health needs of young people in both communities.”
“This will take time, and we would ask for your patience as we build our capacity to increase service provision and support for youth mental health across the county of Roscommon. Again, we would very much like to thank the HSE and other local stakeholders, the local community and our Youth Advisory Panel for their unwavering commitment to the re-establishment of Jigsaw in Roscommon over the past few months.”
In concluding they added that they will be providing more details on the service, including opening times and how to arrange an appointment, over the coming weeks and that they look forward to this next chapter in the development of Jigsaw Roscommon.
Until Jigsaw Roscommon re-opens Headstrong have recommended that young people in Roscommon seeking help for their mental health can find information on other local services and supports at yourmentalhealth.ie and at www.supportme.ie