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.

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 from 6-10pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

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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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