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Cuidiu - Irish Childbirth Trust

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.

01 8724501; Breastfeeding queries: 087 741 7448; Antenatal queries: 01 8313608 Visit Website Find out more


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.

01 6779664 Visit Website Find out more

Feileacain - Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

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.

085 2496464 Visit Website Find out more

HSE Bereavement Service

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.

01 8823020 Visit Website Find out more

HSE Community Services-Palliative Care

090 6637836 Visit Website Find out more

Rainbows Ireland

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.

01 4734175 Visit Website Find out more

S.U.A.S Suicide Understanding & Support for the Bereaved

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.

0504 26366 Visit Website Find out more

Support After Homicide

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.

087 987322 Visit Website Find out more

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