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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

Contact a Cuidiú Parent to Parent Supporter

Parent to Parent Support (P2P) is all about one parent listening to another parent and providing support or information when necessary.  Most branches around the country have a parent (peer) supporter in their branch.  P2P's can be available where you branch meets as a group, by email, online or by phone. Our aim in Cuidiú is to have a trained 'supporter' in each toddler/baby group so the mums can talk with ease, openly and honestly and without judgement about parenting. It is one of the most valuable services we offer. 

Members who have been involved in a Cuidiú Branch for six months or more can apply to train to become a P2P supporter - contact the P2P Panel on

Peer supporters do not provide 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 a listening ear for anyone to talk in confidence about the ups and downs of parenting all the way from before you give birth to your first baby... right up until your offspring fly the nest.

The list shows all the P2P's in Branches around the country; Please remember that all our P2P's are volunteers who use their personal phones and are in a home setting when you call.  Do feel free to text first to see if they might be ableable 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
Karoline Kinnerk 087 278 6676
Madhu Singh Panda 087 215 9735  


Lisa Murray
DUBLIN NORTH WEST Willemein Koelink 086 043 8642  
DUBLIN  SOUTH EAST Sandy Connolly  
DUBLIN SOUTH WEST Brigina O'Riordan 087 941 2479

DUBLIN WEST Veronica Quada 087 137 9186 
Jessica Staines  
Fiona Dowd 

GALWAY Susan Walsh 087 984 7200
KERRY Tanya Lawlor 086 163 9242  
Ieva Breen 087 935 3528

KILKENNY Mercedes Peces 086 168 7505

LIMERICK Evita English 087 757 4544

Barbara Gardener 087 688 6169
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
Steffi Albreicht 087 327 3378
WEXFORD Gemma Doyle 085 727 2717


Please note the Facebook Groups may link to open Cuidiu groups. Caution shoudl be used when posting personal information as this may be viewed by general faceook community. It is recommended to contact the P2Ps on those pages before disclosing information.

Please contact any peer supporter about Cuidiú's experience register, where we may be bale to put you in touch with  another parent in a similar situation

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.