ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care & Helpline) offers help to women, men and families to restore their lives and relationships after an abortion experience. 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:03456038501 (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.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew and rebuild your life after experiencing the trauma of abortion. The healing weekends offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment where women and men can deal with painful post-abortive emotions.
A Rachel's Vineyard weekend is a chance to get away from all the daily pressures of work and family and focus on this painful time in your life through a supportive and non-judgmental process.
The time away provides an opportunity to deeply enter the grieving process and identify all the ways your abortion may have effected you. Rachel's Vineyard has a number of powerful exercises which allow you to speak out your grief and sorrow. The weekend exercises help participants to accept forgiveness for themselves and others.
Rachel's Vineyard is meant to help those who are trying to make sense of the very normal manifestation of grief. Mourning and grieving are necessary milestones which must be passed so that our lives can continue. When this process is complete there is a new beginning.