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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

   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

** Many of our supporters speak different languages so please do get in touch if you would like support in a language alternative to English.**

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 Anna Christen 086 022 3852  
CORK Claire Coleman 086 305 0002

Facebook Group

Facebook Page

Helen Corcoran 085 747 4500
Jane O'Regan 086 391 4905
Madhu Singh Panda - also speaks Hindi  087 215 9735
Niamh Daly 087 295 4415
Rachel Moloney 085 119 7243
Sarah Moore (Ryan) 086 169 5995
Sarah Murphy Bean 085 103 4694
DROGHEDA Maria Gibbons 086 334 1213  
Orla Harrington 086 153 7646
DUBLIN COUNTY NORTH Siobhan O'Reilly 086 824 8934

DUBLIN NORTH EAST Sinead Stynes O'Mahony  087 281 0993  
DUBLIN NORTH WEST Róisín Mellett 087 975 2396
Willemein Koelink  tbc
DUBLIN SOUTH EAST Aga Molloy - also speaks Polish 085 133 6896
Catherine Griffin 087 121 3429
Isabel Barrios 087 783 1021
Margarita Grillis - also speaks Greek 086 225 3958
Melanie Clissmann - also speaks French 083 372 7113
Sandy Connolly 086 043 8642
DUBLIN SOUTH WEST Doina Olteanu - also speaks Romanian & French & some Greek 087 463 1230
Rose Gaynor 087 649 7410
DUBLIN WEST Susan Smullen 086 372 5861 

DUNDALK Claire Lafferty 087 908 8469  
GALWAY Louise Cook 089 4909 496  
KERRY Holly de Burgh 08 7391 9680  
KILDARE & NAAS Ciara Whelan tbc
Jean Rowan 087 299 2751
KILKENNY Louise Bolster 086 376 8796

Mercedes Peces - also speaks Spanish 086 168 7505
Therese Heffernan
087 842 1024
LIMERICK Rosa Tomrop-Hoffman (TBC) 086 088 0187

Natalia Cuesta Gonzalo - also speaks Spanish 086 898 6131
MULLINGAR Melanie Boylan 085 286 0502  
NORTH WEST (Sligo) Ger Cahill (TBC)    
NORTH WICKLOW  Carolin Gal - also speaks German 086 075 2554


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


WEXFORD Anne O'Leary 086 818 8226

Gemma Doyle 085 727 2717
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.