March 16 2017:
Connect will open for additional hours on Sunday, March 19 (2017) following the broadcast of the RTE Would You Believe programme on how Catherine Corless uncovered the Tuam Babies scandal.
The programme will be broadcast from 10.40-11.10pm on Sunday, March 19th and RTE has kindly agreed to give out Connect’s contact details at the end of the programme.
Connect normally closes at 10pm, but will remain open until approximately midnight to support viewers who are distressed.
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.
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.