Connect is to extend its opening hours over Christmas and open every evening from Wednesday 22nd December to Sunday 2nd January from 6-10pm.
Connect is a free and confidential telephone-based counselling and support service for adults who were abused in childhood.
People can call Connect for free at 1800 477 477. From the UK people can call 00800 477 477 77. Callers will get to speak with a professionally trained counsellor who can listen and provide support.
Connect Chief Executive Officer Anne Richardson said that Christmas can be an emotional time for people and this creates a greater demand for counselling and support services.
The service normally opens Wednesday to Sunday. More information at www.connectcounselling.ie. Connect is funded by the HSE.
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