Reading Lifeline.

Counselling and support for anyone affected by infertility or baby loss during pregnancy or soon after birth.

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Reading Lifeline.

Reading Lifeline offers counselling and support for those affected by infertility, miscarriage, termination, stillbirth or neonatal death. We provide a confidential, safe space that will enable you to share your story and process some of your feelings in a compassionate and supportive environment. We are an organisational member of the BACP (No. 201285) and we have been supporting individuals and families for 25 years.

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“Thank you for the amazing work you do, helping so many invisible women and couples through very dark times. We are so very grateful for your kindness and compassion.”

Service Closure

Since its beginning in 1994 Reading Lifeline has provided a place for people to find support.  Over the years the service has changed and developed to meet the needs of our local community.  It has been a privilege to provide a safe space for anyone experiencing infertility or baby loss to talk and be listened to.  We have been encouraged by the many stories over the years of the positive impact that Lifeline has had for individuals, couples and families at a very difficult time.

We have continued to review the Reading Lifeline service and in recent years, we have faced challenges in sustaining it.  After careful consideration and as alternative services to support those facing baby loss are available, we have therefore made the decision that it is time to close Lifeline.  We will finish counselling our current clients, but will not be taking any new referrals.  We will not be running any further support groups.

Anyone affected by infertility or baby loss can access support through their GP.  There are also some other sources of support which you may find helpful:

You can find a counsellor or therapist near you by using the Counselling Directory.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Hope Counselling are a local charity offering help and support to individuals experiencing problems including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement and a range of other issues.

www.hopecounselling.org

The Willows support group is made up of a group of parents in the Reading area, who have all lost babies at various stage.  They meet regularly and provide support for parents who have been through and continue to suffer the loss of a baby.

www.willowssupportgroup.co.uk

If you would like any further information, please contact us on 0118 959 6669 or email

With our thanks for your support,

The Reading Lifeline Team

In 2017 we supported 66 people through our counselling.

Over 80% experienced improved mental health.

“Reading Lifeline has changed my life. Thank You…”

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