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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

   Parent Support Training

Becoming a Cuidiú Parent Supporter means you will join a 400 strong community of Cuidiú volunteers who have been helping parents throughout Ireland and beyond for 40 years.  Our interactive and engaging course offers you the opportunity to learn how to actively listen, communicate effectively, learn about your own communication and learning style in the context of your own experience as a parent and much, much more.  The basic Parent Support Training is all about listening and counselling skills.    

To introduce new Parent Supporters to the Cuidiú Community, we usually run two Basic Training Course annually, courses take place online over four separate Saturdays (three online and the last day in person where possible) over a four month period (from 09:30-16:30).  For our existing Parent Supporters, we will run several online upskilling / debriefing / advanced training days each year.  

Ideally, applicants should have been Cuidiú Members for 6 months or more.  The Basic course costs €300 to attend - the first €50 admin fee is to be paid by the individual, with the remainder being covered by Branch funds.  Any Branches who do not have funds to cover costs are welcome to conact us on and we will be happy to work together on a plan to raise the necessary funds.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our courses are very interactive, involving discussions, role play, counselling listening skills, personal exploration and debrief. The course material includes sensitive topics, such as post-natal depression, maternal and infant illness / medical conditions etc. The Tutors are there to support you as you undertake this training and are available for you to talk to, if and when you need it.

Our next course starts in September 2024 - APPLY HERE.


Upcoming Course Dates - 2024

Basic Training 2024 (open to all Cuidiú Members)  All training dates are on Saturdays from 09:30 to 16:30 - Trainees will be expected to attend all dates.

  • 20th January (online) / 24th February (online) / 23rd March (online) / 20th April 2024 (in person)

  • 14th September (online) / 19th October 2024 (online) / 16th November 2024 (online) / 7th December 2024 Iin person)


APPLY HERE or if you have any questions please contact us on