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Cuidiu's motto is education and support for parenthood. Their aim is to provide information to parents which allows them to make informed choices about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Cuidiu has branches that meet regularly around the State, and also run an Experience Register through which you can contact somebody else who has gone through a similar parenting experience, for example, suffered postnatal depression. For further details visit the website.
Cunamh provides a professional, comprehensive, confidential and caring service to all those who may need help, because of unplanned pregnancy, placing a child for adoption, parenthood through adoption or as adopted persons. The website gives information on their pregnancy counselling, short term fostercare, adoption, post adoption and information and trace services. All of their services are provided by professionally qualified social workers.
Provides support and information to families who know that their babies have died prior to delivery or is likely to live only a short time after delivery.
Helplink is a charitable organisation that provides the following support services nationally online, 7 days a week and out of hours:
Helplink also provides the following face-to-face counselling/therapy services in Galway and Mayo:
Helplink also provides a national gambling addiction / gambling dependency counselling service that is available for free; 7 days a week and out-of-hours.
Social Work Department in general hospitals provide a service to bereaved families where the deceased member was treated or brought to after death. The service they provide includes information regarding entitlements, emotional support, counselling and referral to other services. Please contact the HSE Bereavement office for further details.
Rainbows Ireland aims to help children, young people and adults who have been bereaved through parental death, parental separation, parental divorce or other painful transition, to work through the grieving process which follows any significant loss. Please contact the national office to get details of Rainbow contacts around Ireland.
This is a partnership initiative between the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly and the HSE West. The primary purpose of the service is: To provide a listening service for those who have been bereaved through suicide and to have an educational role in the area of suicide prevention.
Support after Homicide are a national voluntary organisation which provides emotional support and practical information to people whose lives have been affected by homicide. A confidential service is provided by trained volunteers nationwide. On a one-to-one basis in their home or in a support group setting.