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Jacqui McGovern


IASW Supervisors

Name: Jacqui McGovern 

Type of Work/Specialism: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Adult Mental Health. Mental Health and Workplace Wellbeing Training. 



Telephone: 087-7994941 

CORU Registration Number: SW003613 

Region/Location: Galway / Anywhere via Zoom 

Charge per hour: €80 per hour (Introductory session €50 to ensure a good match) 

*Receipts provided for all sessions. 

Description of relevant experience/profile:   

  • I’m a CORU-registered social worker with 22 years of clinical experience in mental health: 3+ years in Adult Psychiatry (inpatient – with a specialist eating disorder unit, outpatients, and day hospital), 18+ years in CAMHS in a senior role on community-based teams. My areas of special interest are: anxiety, attachment, eating disorders, trauma, self-harming, parenting, and groupwork.  
  • I’ve been Practice Teaching since 2004, and working as a Tutor on the MA in Social Work in NUIG since 2014, supporting and supervising masters students on placement. I have also done some locum lecturing in Social Work Skills for NUIG on the MA in Social Work. 
  • In 2020, I left CAMHS and set up a mental health and workplace wellbeing training business called Mind Ed ( I am currently working in this role, and I’m really enjoying using my social work, groupwork, and psycho-educational skills in a new context. I have a special interest in stress/anxiety management, positive psychology, self-care, and burnout awareness/prevention. 
  • I’m a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Programme facilitator. 
  • I believe that supervision should be a safe collaborative process built on honesty, trust, and support. All social workers deserve a confidential space where they can openly discuss challenging cases, reflect on practice, talk through any team dynamics issues, and invest in self-care and professional development.  

Qualifications: MSW and NQSW - UCC 1998. 

Professional registrations: CORU and IASW 

Extra skills:  

  • MA in Social Work Tutor with NUIG – 2014 to present 
  • Experienced in mental health training, education and groupwork 
  • Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator 
  • Parents Plus facilitator (all age groups) 
  • Mum of 3 children (with associated agile skills in negotiation, time management, nursing, catering, taxi-driving, emotions coaching, personal shopping, event management, juggling etc)