Connect Counselling available following announcement of Magdalene redress fund

Telephone-based counselling and support service Connect is available for anyone distressed by today’s announcement of the redress fund for Magdalene Laundry survivors.

The free service will open for additional hours this evening from 6pm to midnight. Connect will also be open from 6-10pm each evening for the rest of the week.

Connect provides professional telephone based counselling at freephone 1800 477 477 from the Republic of Ireland and 00800 477 477 77 from Northern Ireland and the UK.

Connect was established at the request of survivor groups to provide an out-of-hours phone counselling and support service to people who have suffered abuse. The service is funded by the HSE.

Further Information
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.