Telephone counselling and support sevice Connect is to extend its hours over Christmas to open every evening until Sunday January 6th.
Connect is a free and confidential telephone-based counselling and support service for adults who were abused in childhood and will be open from 6-10pm each day.
People can call Connect for free at 1800 477 477. From the UK people can call00800 477 477 77. Callers will get to speak with a professionally trained counsellor who can listen and provide support.
Connect Manager Theresa Merrigan said that Christmas can be an emotional time for people and this creates a greater demand for counselling and support services.
More information at www.connectcounselling.ie. Connect is an out of hours professional service funded by the HSE and normally opens from Wednesday to Sunday.
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.