This year we heard about 10 new centres in planning (last year it was only 2!). We also had opportunities to seed other start-ups. Our comprehensive kite-marked training is set to be ready by May 2020, and roadshows round the country will connect us with groups who can use this to begin new centres.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
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"It truly is a lifeline to people in need and an important barrier between women and life long mental health issues."
It has been so helpful to know that PCN is at the other end of the phone - working in such a small service can feel isolating and slightly deskilling at times. It is such a reassurance to know I can access advice, support and wisdom when I need to!
"Through this service I have learnt to understand and cope with my grief...It has quite simply been a lifeline for me when I honestly felt I had nowhere else to turn...I would be in a very different place if it wasn't for the support I received from my counsellor."
It is a blessing to have a network of people that have the same goals and vision in the area of pregnancy and pregnancy loss support.
1 in 3 women in the UK have had an abortion and 1 in 4 have suffered a miscarriage. Many facing an unexpected pregnancy or pregnancy loss struggle to find non-directive support, and face a crisis alone. PCN approved pregnancy centres provide professional standards of non-judgemental, non-directive care exercised with Christian care and compassion, and many also support young people make good decisions about relationships and sex. More centres are needed, and centres need more trained workers.
We already have contacts with centres in all four countries of the UK. Some have set up satellite centres and the roadshow can encourage more centres to do this. Where our analysis shows that there are very few centres we will seek engagement with churches and interested groups via conferences, partnership with charities which support faith based social action and individual introductions, using the roadshow to spread the word about the need and how the training can help them meet it.
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