Helplines and information

Pregnancy Matters for confidential counselling, helpline: 0808 802 5433 or text Pregnancy Matters on: 07860 077 339.

Online and Text-to-Talk services can also be found via the Life website.

Life has been speaking out against abortion and offering a positive alternative to it since 1970. Using the Life website you can find information and advice on: pregnancy-related problems; unexpected pregnancies; housing support; help and healing after abortion; pregnancy loss; helping someone else; resources and research; their campaigns; testimonials and blogs.

Family Lives
Previously known as Parentline
Becoming a parent is hard work, and it can be even harder without family or friends around to support you. You may be worried about how you will cope financially or how you will continue to study or afford childcare while looking after your baby. Family Lives is available free 24/7. If you need someone to talk to call its free and confidential helpline on 0808 800 222 (previously known as Parentline).

Pregnancy Sickness Support
Pregnancy Sickness Support is a registered UK charity working to improve care, treatment and support for women suffering from Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and the severe form of the condition; Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Visit the Pregnancy Sickness Support website for more.

City Pregnancy Counselling & Psychotherapy
City Pregnancy Counselling & Psychotherapy (CPCP) is a service located in London that provides a safe, professional, confidential and non-judgmental space for women, men and couples to discuss their difficulties with pregnancy, pregnancy loss and related issues. Visit the CPCP website for more.

Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH)

Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH) provides support and counselling for women, men and families struggling after abortion. We have a UK wide Helpline in operation every evening of the year as well as from 9-5 Monday to Friday. We offer free one-to-one counselling face-to-face, by phone or secure video.

Helpline – 0345 603 8501
(free from most landlines and contract phones)

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