Whatever your needs at this stage in your abortion journey, here are a few resources from trusted organisations and charities to support you.
We've gathered together links to information and resources from leading organisations and charities in the fields of abortion care, mental health and dismantling abortion stigma to further support you.
Take a browse through our support categories to learn more.
Accessing abortion care
Wherever you are in the UK, there are a range of organisations that directly provide or can help you access abortion care.
If access to abortion care is restricted or difficult to access in the country where you live, these organisations may be able to offer support and information:
Many abortion providers have a 24 hour aftercare line. If you are worried about any aspect of your recovery, physical or mental, ring the non-urgent aftercare line given by your abortion provider:
If you need non-emergency medical support or advice,
Textphone users can call
Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you’re deaf and want to use the phone service,
NHS 111, British Sign Language service is available in your country:
If emergency care is needed call
Specialist support services
In addition to our Talkline, here are a few safe and supportive spaces.
Antenatal Screening Support
Mental Health Crisis Support
ARC help parents and professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences. They provide non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.
They have a forum for peer support and a helpline (for parents and professionals) which is open Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm. The number is 0207 713 7486.
Dopo provides 1-2-1 emotional support before, during and after abortion with a trained abortion doula. Their approach is holistic and inclusive and their aim is to ensure women, men, trans and non-binary individuals feel seen, safe and supported throughout their experience.
They also provide free, virtual drop-in abortion support groups on the first Tuesday of every month from 7pm - 8:30pm in collaboration with Sheffield Maternity Cooperative.
Storytelling & sharing
Take up space! Tell your story and read the stories shared by others.
Religious pro-choice organisations
Faith Voices for Reproductive Justice (FVRJ) is an initiative started by people from different Christian denominations in Northern Ireland. They support faith communities of all religions to provide non-judgemental, all-options pastoral support to people with experiences of reproductive choices. FVRJ advocate publicly for free, safe, legal abortion access in Northern Ireland and an end to abortion stigma.
Whether tackling stigma is a professional or personal mission (or both),
here are a few resources to help you on your way.
The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma is a global network of advocates, healthcare providers and researchers who address abortion stigma and its negative outcomes through their work and campaigns.
They have a number of free tools, webinars and resources on their website.
Abortion, with love podcast.
Created and hosted by Camila Ochoa Mendoza, Abortion, with love is dedicated to reclaiming and reaffirming the way we talk about abortions. Guests are international and a variety of topics are covered including, trans-inclusive abortion care, the importance of storytelling, increasing accessibility in restrictive settings, education and the importance of emotional support.
Trans-inclusive abortion care.
A.J Lowik is a researcher, lecturer and inclusion consultant whose work focuses on trans people’s lives and health. In 2018 they were asked to create a resource for abortion providers on how to be trans-inclusive. This useful resource can be found free to download on their website.
Teaching about abortion
If you're an educator wanting to destigmatise reproductive healthcare, the following organisations provide training and resources.
The young people’s sexual health organisation provides free e-training on how to teach about abortion within Relationships and Sex Education as well as accessible accurate information about abortion on its website.