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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

** Our new Online Events Calendar lists details of our recurring support groups **
** Our new Contacts Sheet details all the Cuidiú Branches and Sectors and how you can contact / follow them online **

Cuidiú Parent Support Sector

Becoming a parent is a time of great change and as well as the obvious joys there are many challenges. The role of the Cuidiú Parent Supporter is to provide support to parents as they find their feet and deal with the many ups and downs along this journey. As parents, being able to talk with ease, openly, honestly and without judgement about parenting in a safe environment is one of the most valuable services we offer through our Parent Support Sector. Our Parent Supporters provide a listening ear as well as general support and evidence based information to support parents and carers throughout their parenthood journey.

Parent supporters do not offer advice or tell you how to be the best parents. They do not have any magic solutions. But they will give you a comfortable and welcoming environment and will provide a space for you to talk in confidence about the ups and downs of parenting. 
Members who have been involved in a Cuidiú Branch for six months or more can apply to train to become a Parent Supporter - please contact Sector Panel on

Contact a Cuidiú Parent Supporter

The list shows Parent Supporters in our Branches around the country; Please remember that all are volunteers who use their personal phones and may in a home setting when you call.  Do feel free to text first to see if they might be available to take your call.


Branch Name Contact Name Phone number Email Branch Contact
CORK Breda O'Shea

Helen Corcoran
Jane O'Regan 086 391 4905
Madhu Singh Panda 087 215 9735  



DUBLIN NORTH WEST Willemein Koelink 086 043 8642  


DUBLIN WEST Veronica Quada 087 137 9186 
Jessica Staines  
Fiona Dowd 

KERRY Tanya Lawlor 086 163 9242  
KILKENNY Mercedes Peces 086 168 7505

LIMERICK Rosa Tomrop-Hoffman 086 088 0187

NORTH WEST (Sligo) Ger Cahill  
NORTH WICKLOW  Aoife Clifford


Michelle Gargan
WATERFORD Aidan Dunne 087 977 8215

or Facebook

Aga Cummins 086 379 8128
Deirdre Willoughby
WEXFORD Gemma Doyle 085 727 2717


Please note the Facebook Groups may link to open Cuidiú groups. Caution should be used when posting personal information as this may be viewed by general Faceook community. It is recommended to contact the Parent Supporters in those Branches before disclosing information.

Occassionally a Peer Supporter may recognise that you're in need of a bit more assistance. That's nothing to worry about. Our volunteers are trained in peer support but they are not professionals, and part of their role involves helping you find the service that's most appropriate to your situation.