Who we can help

Who we can help

Cura services are available to all – regardless of age, gender, background, nationality, religion or beliefs. You could be a friend, neighbour, or relative of the person concerned, and that’s ok too. We are here to listen.


Women come to Cura when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy or when experiencing difficulties during a planned pregnancy. Women also contact us for emotional support after an abortion, sometimes after may years. We also provide support for mothers during their baby’s first year.


Men regularly contact Cura for help and support. An unplanned pregnancy affects men too, and men often contact us during this time. Similarly, a man may wish to speak to us during a planned pregnancy, or during his baby’s first year – he may not wish to speak to his partner about his concerns, or may prefer talking to someone who is not involved in his day-to-day life. After an abortion, a man may find himself struggling with an issue he feels unable to talk about with those closest to him. We can be here for him and provide the support that he needs.

Relatives and Friends

In addition to providing support to those directly involved in a situation, our services are also available for family and friends.
An unplanned pregnancy in a family can be difficult for all involved. Parents may experience their own challenges and anxieties in relation to their son’s or daughter’s situation, their future and the possible effects on their own home life. 

A friend may be concerned but unsure how to best approach a topic, or need support themselves in coping with their friend’s difficulties.

Cura counsellors understand this and are here to help.

Need an Interpreter?

Cura can arrange for interpreters for different languages (including sign), but we will need advance notice if an interpreter is required for your visit. If you would like to see a counsellor but require an interpreter please contact our National Office here.

Need To Talk To Someone?

If you’d like to talk to someone now, call our Helpline on 1850 622 626. The Helpline is answered by trained counsellors. Opening hours are 9.00am - 6.00pm Mon-Thurs, and 9.00am - 5.00pm Fri.