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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

I'm feeling down

Feeling down is a very normal reaction to certain life events including becoming a parent. Sometimes we can also feel down and we don’t know why. Often these feelings don’t last or we are able to deal with them.

Sometimes however, these feelings can continue and it can often be helpful to talk to someone. Friends and family can be a good source of support but there are times when you might feel you need to speak with somebody from outside of these groups. Peer Supporter are volunteer parents in Cuidiú who you can confidentially talk to about these issues iare listed below: 

Branch Name Contact Name Phone number Email Branch Website and Facebook groups
Athlone Fiona corry 0851448158
Margeurite Hannan 087 1640847
Rosa Tomrop-Hoffman 086 0880187
Sara-Jane Kickham 087 7846354
Cork Melanie Grace

or email

Or Facebook


Madhu Singh Panda 087 2159735
Breda Halpin
Fiona Collns 086 8474301
Helen Corcoran    
Bernadetta Looney
Jane O'Regan 086 3914905
Caitriona Sweeney
Karoline Kinnerk 087 2786676
Ger Cahill
Dublin County North Danielle Byrne 086 3607477

or on Facebook

Liberty Finnegan 083 9589204
Dublin North East Sinead Coughlan

or on Facebook

Mariana Souza
Lisa Murray    
Juli Smith
Dublin North West Grainne Gannon


Aoife McArdle  
Willemein Koelink  
Katie Ingle      
Patricia Farrell  
Dublin South East Iva bedžula prebeg 083 4576737

Visit the DSE branch Web Site



Lara Henry 085 1448158
Lorna Tormey 085 7234429
Catherine Griffin 087 1213429
Catherine Barrett 087 2897651
Catherine Wells 087 2755440
Dublin South West Jennifer Holland 086 8755835

or Facebook  

Brigina O'Riordan 087 9412479
Annemarie O'Keefe  
Yvonne Ryan  
Viviene Bwalya 087 2702368
Judy Czerniak 086 3756042
Nicola Rice  
Sara Slattery  
Dublin West Veronica Quada 0871379186 

or on Facebook


Jessica Staines  
Fiona Dowd  
Galway Melissa Murphy 085 2793576
Susan Walsh 087 9847200

Tanya Lawlor

086 1639242 email



Ieva Breen 087 9353528
Kilkenny Mercedes Peces 0861687505


Limerick Evita English 087 7574544
Barbara Gardener 087 6886169
Mullingar Melanie Boylan 085 2860502  
Waterford Aidan Dunne 087 9778215

or Facebook

Emma Kelly 087 7717994
Sinead McGrath 085 8057745
Aga Cummins 086 3798 128
Deirdre Willoughby  
Emily Vochykina  
Steffi Albreicht 087 327 3378
Wicklow North Aoife Clifford



Michelle Gargan  
Wexford Alison Gately 053 9139889  


If you are having difficulty contactin a P2P in your area please email or for contacts in your area. 

Please consider, P2P's  are volunteers who use their personal phones and are in a home setting when you call. Caution information posted on Facebook Groups discussion may be viewed by the public. 

Occassionally a Peer Supporter may recognise that you're in need of a bit more assistance. That's nothing to worry about they may gently recommend a health professional path.