Connect Counselling

Fund open for Applications –

Caranua has opened the fund for applications from survivors who have previously received compensation through the redress process, or the courts.

If you are on Caranua’s mailing list, information and application forms will be sent to you.

If you are not on the mailing list go to and confirm if eligible. Once confirmed as eligible, Caranua will contact you to discuss next steps.

Further information
1800 212 477 from the Republic of Ireland
0808 234 1303 from the UK

Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. You can talk in confidence with a trained counsellor who can listen or help with questions you have.

Connect is an out of hours service available every evening from 6-10pm. (Connect normally opens Wednesday to Sunday, but is open every evening until the end of July 2014.)

Latest News

Monday, December 15, 2014
22% increase in caller demand for Telephone Counselling Service in 2014
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Connect counselling available for those impacted by Child Protection Reports
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Connect counselling available for those impacted by Historical Abuse Inquiry
Monday, 28 July 2014
Family the most common setting for abuse

Phone Counselling
Connect is an additional service to the HSE's National Counselling Service which provides free face to face counselling for people who have suffered abuse, trauma or neglect in their childhood. Connect provides counselling services by telephone which may suit some people better. The service was established after it became apparent some years ago that there had been widespread childhood abuse and neglect in Ireland.

To speak to a counsellor call:
Freephone 1800 477 477

UK and Northern Ireland:
00800 477 477 77

Outside RoI and UK:
+353 1 865 7495 (International call rates apply)

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