From the moment your baby dies, your world changes forever. And there are no simple answers to grief; it is a journey to a new way of living, and how you look after yourself is different for everyone. Grief is a personal and unique emotion and so are the ways that people find to feel better.
You might want to talk or write about your experience. For some people, sharing your story can help make sense of your loss and celebrate your baby or babies. Or perhaps you simply want to hear about other people's experiences and know you are not alone.
There are lots of ways you might find comfort after the loss of a baby. Whether it be through music, writing, a hobby, objects, or being in a place where you feel closest to them. You may also find that being active or getting outdoors can make a big difference to both your physical and mental wellbeing.
This Baby Loss Awareness Week, we'd like you to join our conversations about what wellbeing means for you. Whether you're a mum, dad, partner, relative or friend, newly or longer-ago bereaved. We'd love for you to be a part of this important community.
Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to take part in this conversation.
Are you a good listener? Is God calling you to help those in need? Would you like to be equipped to walk alongside people in their grief?
We will train you to provide our structured support programme for those struggling after a pregnancy or baby loss, from any cause. Our support programme is a series of 10 sessions exploring the emotional, physical and spiritual effects of pregnancy loss, and has been life-changing for those who have completed it.
"We can safely say that the day we found Reflect was the day that changed our lives forever...Over the next 8 months they guided us on an incredible journey which helped us deal with all our emotions, and has had an everlasting impact on our lives."
On completing the training volunteers will have increased self-awareness, confidence in reflective practice and the skills & knowledge needed to see clients.
Training will be 12 Sessions (9 on Zoom, 3 in-person) starting 4th October.
The course will cover:
Counselling theory & skills, course material, self-reflection, ethics & values from a Christian perspective & more
Cost is £80* (*If cost would prohibit you from training, please contact us to discuss a training grant)
4th October - 15th January
9 sessions on Mondays 7:15pm
3 Saturday in-person sessions on 16th Oct, 27 Nov, 15 Jan at The Gateway centre, Acomb, York
For more information and to receive an application form, please email: email@example.com
A warm welcome to our new staff member, Hannah Racher. We are delighted she has joined the team as our new office manager. She is replacing Jo who recently retired.
Learn more about Hannah in her own words... "Hi, my name’s Hannah. I initially came to York as a student studying for a history degree as a 19 year old. I moved away to Manchester to study Speech and Language Therapy and on completion was very happy to be offered a job back in York! I’ve lived here with my husband Steve ever since. We have 2 children; Peter is 8 and Lucy is 4. It’s great to be working at Reflect and lovely to be based at the church we attend and to see people that we know well, when I’m in the office."
Our lovely Office Manager Jo, retired this month. Jo has been working for Reflect for 4 years and is now retiring for some well-earned rest and new adventures.
Jo, we thank you for all your support and hard work over the years and the gentle kindness you bring to all you do. We will miss you and pray every blessing on your future!
Do you enjoy walking, running or cycling? Would you like to get fit? Would you like a new fun challenge? Would you like to raise money for a local charity?
Then we would love you to join us in our Sponsored Virtual Walk around North Yorkshire. This will take place at your own pace from 1 - 31 March. You can choose whether you would like to do the 100 mile, 50 mile or 20 mile option.
As you walk around your local area we'll send you virtual postcards of places you would see if you were able to do the actual walk. You can walk/run/cycle as much or as little as you like each day!
To sign up please click the link below, sign in and choose "start fundraising". We will email you with your welcome pack containing all the details once you have signed up. From there you will be able to select your route and start gathering your sponsors as you enjoy virtually exploring new routes in North Yorkshire.
There is a £5 sign up donation to cover admin costs.
Our Route options are:
MAIN ROUTE: 100 MILES
York - Thirsk - Harrogate - Selby - York
Other stops along the way include: Shipton by Beningbrough, Easingwold, White Horse, Asenby, Ripon, Ripley Castle, Spofforth Castle, Wetherby, Lotherton Hall, Riccall, Bishopthorpe, Rowntree Park
MEDIUM ROUTE: 50 MILES
York - Thirsk - Harrogate
Other stops along the way include: Shipton by Beningbrough, Easingwold, White Horse, Asenby, Ripon, Ripley Castle
FAMILY ROUTE: 20 MILES
Thirsk - York - Around York
Other stops along the way include: Riccall, Bishopthorpe, Rowntree Park
You will be able to select your route once you have signed up and received your welcome pack.
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