Telephone-based counselling and support service Connect is available for anyone distressed following the Glin Industrial School reconciliation mass at the weekend.
Connect is a free service, set up specifically for people who have suffered abuse, and is open from 6-10pm Wednesday to Sunday each week at freephone 1800 477 477.
Connect Manager Theresa Merrigan said: “Events such as the reconciliation mass for the former pupils of St. Joseph’s Industrial School in Glin can be a very difficult time for people who have suffered abuse and painful emotions can come to the surface.
“Connect is available, free of charge, for anyone who would like support from a professional counsellor.”
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. It is funded by the HSE.
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.