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Jigsaw to help solve youth mental health puzzle in Limerick

first_imgFacebook by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A NEW mental health service for children and young adults is to be extended to Limerick with Mental Health Minister Kathleen Lynch confirming that the service will be available in the city this year.The service, currently available in ten locations throughout the country, will allow children and young adults struggling with anxiety, anger, social isolation and depression to avail of up to six counselling sessions in the city.Minister Lynch said she was pleased to have been able to secure the Jigsaw service for Limerick.“We know that research has shown that about 75 per cent of mental disorders emerge before the age of 25. This is a critical period for children and young adults which can have a bearing on the rest of their lives,” she said.Jigsaw is the second new service for youth mental health that will be established in Limerick this year, along with additional mental health supports to Limerick Youth Service.Recruitment of a project manager for the Jigsaw project in Limerick will commence in February. Following this there will be engagement with young people, the HSE and Limerick City and County Council to secure a suitable premises as a base for the project.It is anticipated that Jigsaw Limerick will have around 1,500 face-to-face contacts with young people in a year.HSE Mid West chief officer, Bernard Gloster sees the new service as a major boost to the health and wellbeing of teenagers and young adults in Limerick.“Far too often we encounter people when they are in crisis, none more so than those who experience mental health pressures. Jigsaw is about ensuring young people have access to youth friendly health services,” Mr Gloster explained.“It is not just about professionals but also building capacity in communities to support young people and challenging all of us to become engaged in our young people’s wellbeing. With an annual investment in the region of €700,000 the necessary time, expertise and resources are being made available to make this happen and to bring to Limerick the learning and benefit of other Jigsaw projects around the country.”Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan described Jigsaw as a fantastic service which was provided by the Headstrong mental health organisation.“It is already making a very positive impact on youth mental health in ten communities across the country and I am delighted that my colleague Minister Kathleen Lynch has provided the funding to extend the service to Limerick this year.“Jigsaw is based on the principle of ‘somewhere to turn to, someone to talk to’. I’ve seen the services that Jigsaw provides at first hand and I know Jigsaw will make a really positive impact in Limerick”, Minister O’Sullivan added RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsJigsaw to help solve youth mental health puzzle in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 14, 2016 1409 TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanHSE Mid WestJigsawlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Youth ServiceMinister Kathleen Lynch center_img Previous articleNoonan confident of more city jobsNext articleAttack on firefighters sparks new call for legal protection Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more


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Okieriete Onaodowan Will Replace Josh Groban in The Great Comet

first_img View Comments Prior to Hamilton, Onaodowan appeared on Broadway in Rocky and Cyrano de Bergerac. His additional stage credits include The Shipment, Luce and Neighbors off-Broadway and the national tour of American Idiot.Featuring a book and score by Dave Malloy (who will play the title role at select performances this spring) and directed by Rachel Chavkin, The Great Comet is inspired by an excerpt of War and Piece and immerses audiences in a story of young love-turned-epic romance.Onaodowan will join a cast that currently includes Denée Benton as Natasha, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Amber Gray as Helene and Grace McLean as Marya D. Related Shows Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Okieriete Onaodowan(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) And what about Pierre? Don’t worry; Oak’s got it covered. Okieriete Onaodowan, who originated the dual roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Broadway’s Hamilton, will step into the spotlight of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Onaodowan will assume the role of Pierre from current star Josh Groban on July 3.As previously reported, Groban will take his final bow on July 2. Onaodowan is currently scheduled to stay in the show through September 4. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017last_img read more