Connect counselling available for those impacted by Mother and Babies announcement

Connect is available this evening and over the weekend to provide free telephone-based counselling to anyone impacted by today’s announcement regarding Mother and Baby homes.

Connect provides professional telephone based counselling and support to survivors of abuse at freephone 1800 477 477 from the Republic of Ireland and 00800 477 477 77 from Northern Ireland and the UK. Its opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 6-10pm.

Connect Manager Theresa Merrigan said: “Times of public focus on neglect and trauma awakens distress and upset for people who have been affected and the Connect service is available to support these people.”

Further information at Connect’s new website at Connect is funded by the HSE.


Further Information

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