After abortion, many women suffer an increased risk of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, thoughts of suicide, eating disorders, nightmares, alcohol and drug dependencies, difficulty bonding with subsequent children, difficulty in relationships, premature births, even the inability to have other children.
If you are having any of these emotions, help is available. Men also suffer from abortion, especially when they have no choice in the abortion of their child or realize later that their lack of support resulted in the loss of their child.
Below are the organisations that we recommend you contact to find the necessary support you need.
Rachel’s Vineyard offers healing weekends throughout the UK for all those affected by the trauma of abortion. These weekends offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can deal with painful post-abortive emotions. Rachel’s Vineyard can help you experience God’s love and compassion on a profound level; it is a place of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace. Said one participant: “I had given up on myself, and thought that I had nothing else to offer anyone in life. I had tried all types of counselling and therapy and nothing worked for me. I was very scared and apprehensive about coming to Rachel’s Vineyard and having to share my story. It was the best experience of my life …” For more information and bookings please visit the website at www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk or call their confidential number 0800 059 9879
ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care & Helpline) offers help to women, men and families to restore their lives and relationships after an abortion experience. We are also committed to exposing the truth of abortion’s tragedy in our community and believe women deserve better than abortion.
Services and Support
We offer non-judgemental, confidential support for those struggling in the aftermath of an abortion experience through:
- Our Helpline, staffed by volunteer Befrienders. If you want to talk to someone who will listen compassionately call 08456038501 (Local Rates) 7pm-10pm every evening, or 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.
- Free, one-to-one Counselling –Face-to-Face or via Telephone or Secure Video. For more information call 01412265407 9am-5pm Mon-Fri or ask via the Helpline. You can also email us or use the contact form on this site.
- Support groups, where possible.
We can work with, and refer clients to, other professionals when appropriate.
We recognise that there is a great need for much in-depth work in the area of post-abortion support. ARCH encourages the development of honest, caring support networks throughout the country. We encourage further research into the effects of abortion on the health and wellbeing of all involved.
ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care & Helpline) offers help for women, men and families to restore their lives and relationships after an abortion experience. We are committed to exposing the truth of abortion’s tragedy in our community and believe that women deserve better than abortion.
Revive Community aims:
Educating and informing people, in particular, the Christian Church, about abortion. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help and support for people suffering post abortion stress reaction. Email:email@example.com or call 0300 777 3773
Training days for those who want to help friend or family who are hurting after an abortion. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org