Connect will be available to provide telephone-based counselling and support for anyone distressed by today’s Vatican Report into Irish Church compliance with child protection guidelines.
The service will be available during its normal hours from 6pm – 10pm from Wednesday to Sunday.
Connect provides professional telephone based counselling to survivors of abuse at freephone 1800 477 477 from the Republic of Ireland and 00800 477 477 77from Northern Ireland.
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.
Connect is funded by the HSE.
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731