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I UNDERSTAND
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 parentsupportpanel@cuidiu.ie
 


Contact a Cuidiú Parent Supporter

The list shows Parent Supporters in our Branches around the country and also specifies if they speak additional languages; 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 Parent Supporter Name Phone number Email / Weblinks
ATHLONE      
BLESSINGTON      
CORK Helen Corcoran 085 747 4500

 

cuidiucorkp2p@gmail.com

www.cuidiucork.net

Facebook Group

Facebook Page

Jane O'Regan 086 391 4905
Madhu Singh Panda - also speaks Hindi  087 215 9735
DROGHEDA Maria Gibbons 086 334 1213  
Orla Harrington 086 153 7646
DUBLIN COUNTY NORTH Siobhan O'Reilly 086 824 8934

cuidiu.dcn.p2p@gmail.com

www.cuidiu.ie/dublinnorthcounty

DUBLIN NORTH EAST      
DUBLIN NORTH WEST Willemein Koelink (TBC)   cuidiudnw.p2p@gmail.com
DUBLIN SOUTH EAST Anna Fitzgerald 085 719 6235 cuidiudseparenthood@gmail.com
Catherine Griffin 087 121 3429
Iva Bedzula Prebeg - also speaks Croatian  083 457 6737
Margarita Grillis - also soeaks Greek 086 225 3958
Sandy Connolly 086 043 8642
DUBLIN SOUTH WEST Kajsa Nordstrom - also speaks Swedish 087 990 7116  
DUBLIN WEST Jessica Staines 087 631 6319

info@cuidiudublinwest.ie

www.cuidiudublinwest.ie/doc/Contact 

Susan Smullen 086 372 5861
Veronica Quadu - also speaks Italian 087 137 9186
DUNDALK      
GALWAY      
KERRY Tanya Lawlor - also speaks French 086 163 9242 cuidiukerry@gmail.com
KILDARE      
KILKENNY Mercedes Peces - also speaks Spanish 086 168 7505

cuidiukkp2p@gmail.com

www.cuidiu.ie/kilkenny

Therese Heffernan
087 842 1024
LAOIS      
LIMERICK Rosa Tomrop-Hoffman (TBC) 086 088 0187

cuidiulimerick@gmail.com

www.cuidiu.ie/limerick

LONGFORD / ROSCOMMON      
MEATH      
MULLINGAR      
NORTH WEST (Sligo) Ger Cahill (TBC)    
NORTH WICKLOW  Carolin Gal - also speaks German 086 075 2554

cuidiunwp2p@gmail.com

www.cuidiu.ie/northwicklow

Facebook

Lucy Farrell 083 804 5505
TIPPERARY - NORTH      
TIPPERARY - SOUTH      
WATERFORD Aga Cummins - also speaks Polish 086 379 8128

cuidiuwaterford@gmail.com

www.cuidiu.ie/Waterford

Facebook

WEXFORD Gemma Doyle 085 727 2717

p2pwexford@gmail.com

www.cuidiu.ie/wexford

Jessie Bates 083 173 9870

 

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.