Free counselling service to open every day over Christmas

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Connect is to extend its opening hours over Christmas and open every evening from Wednesday 21st December to Sunday 1st January from 6-10pm.

Connect is a free and confidential telephone-based counselling and support service for adults who were abused in childhood and normally opens Wednesday to Sunday.

People can call Connect for free at 1800 477 477. From the UK people can call 00800 477 477 77. Callers will get to speak with a professionally trained counsellor who can listen and provide support.

Connect Acting 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 Connect is an out of hours professional service funded by the HSE.

Further Information
Ronan Cavanagh, Montague Communications: (01) 830 3116 or (086) 317 9731.