Since my miscarriage I have been attending regular counselling sessions at Alternatives. The sessions have provided me with my own valuable time to talk about any thoughts and feelings I have. The sessions feel very safe and non judgemental. Experiencing the trauma of a miscarriage made me feel very vulnerable. By talking things through I have increasingly felt empowered and able to take control at challenging times. Thank you Alternatives for all your help and support. I would highly recommend your service to others.
— Miscarriage Client

Thank you for your help and support over the last months, I have looked for the right counsellor for ages and am so glad I had you there to help me through my pregnancy. I feel I am going into motherhood a bit more prepared and knowing you are there will also make things a bit easier. I really can’t thank you enough.
— Pregnancy Support Client

Alternatives really helped me through a hard time in my life... and with their help, I’m surviving.
— Postnatal Depression Client

I honestly don’t know what I would have done without the support of Alternatives. I felt like I was falling apart and now I feel ready to live again.
— Post Abortion Client

I was so excited to receive my Baby Box, I wasn’t expecting that much and it helped us in so many ways with the basic needs of the baby.
— Baby Box Recipient

The Mother & Baby shop supply a much needed service to new mums and dad, on every visit the staff have been friendly and always helpful, It couldn’t be a more welcoming place.
— Shop Customer

Thank you for everything, I loved working with you it’s been a very good experience for me, you have helped me a lot.
— Work Experience Student

Alternatives is such a lovely place to work, the staff are very friendly and supportive of people’s needs. I have been a volunteer here now for 4 years and I really do love it. It’s also very special when you see pregnant ladies come into the shop, and the next time you may see then, they’re coming in with their babies, it’s like one big family unit!
— Shop Volunteer

I am genuinely not sure how I would have ever got through my recent pregnancy without you. It’s difficult to put into words how much I valued our sessions. Basically when I first met you I was drowning in grief and you saved me, and for that I am eternally grateful.
— Stillbirth client

‘‘I came to Alternatives as a broken, miserable, inconsolable, devastated wreck with no hope and no zest for life, Through you I have managed to pick my life up again and find some balance. Honestly you have given me my life back!’’

—- Miscarriage Client

‘‘Thank you so so so so much for your counselling and hard work, I cannot stress enough what you have done for me, you have been a true lifeline.’’

—- Miscarriage Client