About CUIDIÚ cork

Cork is a large branch and we have a large committee to match.  All of the committee members are volunteers and parents who have found help from Cuidiú in the past and are doing their bit to give something back.  We also have a huge team of additional helpers all working hard behind the scenes to deliver many events across the county.

Volunteer with us

If you would like to help out on the committee or as an area volunteer, please contact Louise at cuidiucorksecretary@gmail.com or Rachel at cuidiucorkchair@gmail.com

I don’t think one parent can raise a child. I don’t think two parents can raise a child. You really need the whole village.

– Toni Morrison

meet the committee

Rachel Moloney

My name is Rachel and I am the Cuidiú Cork Chair I am mummy to two boys under 3. I’m originally from Dublin and moved down to Cork a year before getting pregnant with my eldest.

I was the first one of my group of friends to have a baby and was worried about being at home alone with a baby all day. I went to my first coffee mornings 6 months pregnant and got so much advice about birth and breastfeeding before I had even had my son.

Cuidiú parents have continued to support me and my family and I’m delighted to give back to support new parents.

Catherine Autret

My name is Catherine. I have 2 young boys. I am originally from France but I have lived in West Cork for over 10 years now.

Being away from your family and friends is not always easy. Cuidiú has been a great way to get involved in the community and meet new friends.

I am really enjoying being a breastfeeding counsellor and having the opportunity to join the committee and increase the support for all parents in the area.

Melissa Kelleher
My name is Melissa. I’m a mum to a two year old little girl. I’m currently studying to be an antenatal teacher with Antenatal Ireland/Cuidiú and have taken up the role of Membership Secretary for Cuidiú in Cork.
I became a mum at 23 years of age. None of my friends had kids so I joined Cuidiú hoping to find my tribe and meet other parents. 
I can honestly say joining Cuidiú has been life changing for me. I’ve found such an amazing community of support. When we moved house to a new area, it made the process so much easier knowing that we have an instant community of support to link in to wherever we go.
Niamh O’Dea
I became involved with Cuidiú when my daughter was a few months old. I had been travelling out of town to attend meet-ups and eventually set one up in my hometown of Cobh.
It’s been such a positive experience. Not only have a made loads of new friends all over Cork, but I’ve been part of an amazingly supportive and welcoming group of parents in Cobh. We are always looking to welcome new parents and hope that his group continues long after we age out!
I currently look after the digital and branding side of the branch. 
Helen Corcoran

As a parent, sometimes you need to talk with ease, openly and honestly and without judgement about parenting. Parent Support provides that listening ear, and is one of the most valuable services we offer. 

It’s all about one parent listening to another and providing support or information when necessary.

Parent 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!


Members who have been involved in a Cuidiú Branch for six months or more can apply to train to become a Parent Supporter – contact the Panel on parentsupport@cuidiu.ie**

This list* shows all the Parent Supporters in Branches around the country; Please remember that all parent support volunteers use their personal phones and may be in a home or work setting when you call. Do feel free to text first to see if they can take your call.