We all experience loss in our lives and over the last year coronavirus has seen us all suffer in some form. Yet regardless of who or what you have lost, everyone deserves access to specialist counselling. At Motherwell we know this, which is why we ensure our counselling service can be accessed by young girls and women when they need us most.
As we emerge from the pandemic our counselling service is more vital than ever. Yet we urgently need your support today to ensure we can continue to provide expert counselling free for women when they need us the most.
For over five years we have supported hundreds of women and girls so they are able to meet the challenges in their lives and access support whenever they need it. During this time we’ve helped women like Lorna;
“Phoebe Jane Eowyn was my first child and she was perfect in every way. We had eight months together until one horrific night I woke to realise my beautiful little girl was not sleeping, she was not breathing.
“The years that followed were painfully lonely, I felt few understood my pain. Still to this day I always talk about Phoebe with family or friends its important to me that Phoebe is still part of the family. When I fell pregnant again I was so terrified of losing my twin boys, I was scared and at the end of my tether so I reached out for help. My doctor referred me to Motherwell and at first I was sceptical; I thought no one could ever make me accept myself as a Mum or even a decent human being after what I had been through.”
A gift of £25 could help us provide a bespoke comfort bag to one of our women as they begin a counselling programme. These personalised bags help make sure they feel special, and work as an important aid to help them feel comfortable as they start to explore their thoughts, feelings and concerns with one of our professional counsellors.
We know how important it is for our women to be listened to and offered the right support to help them understand their feelings, particularly where someone is not yet ready to talk publicly about their loss. In March 2021, we provided 60.5 free counselling sessions; with your support we can continue to provide this vital support to women in need.
Donating £50 today will help someone like Lorna access our free counselling service and ensure they don’t suffer in silence.
Sadly, infant loss is all too common, and the complex feelings of grief are sometimes too much to endure. After 1:1 counselling our Cherry Blossom group sessions create a safe place to talk with others who have shared a similar experience. Sharing these experiences during professionally facilitated sessions help our women deal with their grief and understand they are not alone.
A generous gift of £100 can provide Cherry Blossom support services to support a group of mums experiencing infant loss.
I know all too well how alone you feel after suffering infant loss, that is why I am so proud of our counselling services at Motherwell. Today, will you send a gift to help us continue providing our free service to mums when they so desperately need our listening ear. You can donate online in seconds.
“Without Motherwell I would still be completely alone and suffering. Sometimes all you need is to be listened to” Lorna
Thank you for your support.
PS We have all had to face the struggles coronavirus has, and continues to impose on us. If you are able to, please make a donation today so that we can be there to support mums like Lorna.
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