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Connect Newsletter | July Edition
Welcome to this newsletter from Connect.
Connect was established at the request of survivor groups to provide a helpline and phone counselling service to people who have suffered abuse.
This July bulletin provides groups with the latest information on Connect being awarded The Helplines Association quality standard and the upcoming inaugural 2006-2009 Annual Report launch.
Connect is delighted to announce that it has achieved The Helplines
In doing so Connect is the first Irish based helpline to achieve the standard.
This follows a full service evaluation which was carried out in 2009 and also
Connect is currently finalising its first Annual Report which will detail statistics
Connect plans to launch the report with an event in Central Dublin during
More details to follow…
What is Connect?
Connect is an out of hours helpline and phone counselling service for
adults who were abused in childhood. It is available Wednesday to
Sunday, from 6-10pm.
Connect was established following specific demands from survivor groups that a professional helpline and phone-based counselling service be established.
Connect’s services are not confined to people who have experienced
institutional abuse but are available to all adults who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. Connect is also available to partners or relatives of people with these experiences.