Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. You can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.
Connect is an out of hours service available every evening from 6-10pm. (Connect normally opens Wednesday to Sunday, but is open every evening until the end of July 2014.)
Connect is an additional service to the HSE’s National Counselling Service which provides free face to face counselling for people who have suffered abuse, trauma or neglect in their childhood. Connect provides counselling services by telephone which may suit some people better.
The service was established after it became apparent some years ago that there had been widespread childhood abuse and neglect in Ireland.