A parent-to-parent voluntary support group

Other Cuidiú Events

Other Cuidiú EventsCuidiú has a rich social side apart from our education in antenatal and breastfeeding. Activities range from toddler coffee mornings for those taking care of children, to children’s play days and activities and on to adult only social evening events and lots more.... There are lots of opportunities for members of Cuidiú to meet, have fun, socialise and make lifelong friends.

Education Events – As part of our branch events Cuidiú will hold informational evenings or short courses in a branch. These are usually parenting issues or on a topic which parents are interested or need support like nutrition, milestones of development, miscarriage, first aid, parenting tips etc. Speakers will be invited to a branch and members and friends can attend. Some branches host Parenting Courses each year.

All these events are branch dependant and how often they are run often depends on the volunteers available to organise them. See Branch details for more information.

Social Events – As part of branch events Cuidiú will hold social evenings and talks of interest. These can vary hugely but usually have a fun, relaxing or social aspect to them. These are generally adult orientated and can vary from meditation, yoga, homeopathy, decluttering, desert nights, recipe swapping, ‘take-away’ nights. Cuidiú Book clubs are nationwide and our Branch Christmas parties are perfect for committees to let the hair down and have fun.

All these events are branch dependant and how often they are run often depends on the volunteers available to organise them. See Branch details for more information.

Cuidiú Week – During Cuidiú week which is run during a week in May, we members celebrate Cuidiú and try promote awareness of Cuidiú to the wider community. Branch will run one or many activities during this week to promote Cuidiú and have some fun too. Branches usually invite local ‘support professionals’ to these events to educate them in what services Cuidiú do for the community on a voluntary basis. From 2013 we hope to host Cuidiú National Conference during this week.

See Branch details for more information.

National Members Conference – Each year Cuidiú hold their National Members Conference. The venue changes, a branch offers to help organise the conference and then council will organise it in a hotel near their branch. It is great publicity and a fund raising opportunity for a branch.

This is a weekend where ‘paid up members’ can meet, network, share ideas and strategies and enjoy the social side of Cuidiú too.  Each year a ‘Conference Theme’ is chosen and the weekend activities will centre around that.

Friday evening members arrive, relax, catch-up with other Cuidiú members and take a breather from daily life.

On Saturday, there is usually a carefully chosen key-note speaker invited to speak to all delegates. This is followed by workshops, informational sessions and training opportunities for attendees to attend. We have a Gala dinner in the evening where we put on the high heels, let down the hair and have an entertaining adult evening.

Sunday morning we promote a strong sense of Cuidiú in the sessions, which re-enforces volunteers’ sense of being supported by other Cuidiú members and our branches.

All through the weekend there are extra activities such as yoga, relaxation, craft and entertainment organised by the hosting branch. The venue chosen is usually a hotel of good quality food and accommodation. The spa may be used in between our interesting sessions leaving attendees feeling looked after,  and feeling pampered physically so they go home feeling satisfied, happy and relaxed.

See Branch details for more information.