Beresford Pregnancy Centre
The Beresford Pregnancy Counselling Centre was established in 1993 by members of New Life Church and consists of 5 members from the church, including the Director and the Regional Co-ordinator. There are also volunteers from other churches around Newport.
The Centre operates under the church’s charitable trust, and provides impartial, free and confidential counselling, information and support to women and their partners in all aspects of pregnancy. This work includes help in crisis pregnancy, pre- and post-termination, adoption, miscarriage, stillbirth, traumatic birth, and post-natal depression. Clients come from all over South East Wales, and we receive referrals from medical and caring professionals from throughout the region. The Centre opens on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm, and Monday evenings between 7.00 and 9.00. In 2009 clients contacted us 1,275 times via visits, phone calls and emails. Centre staff also visit schools to make inputs within the PHSE curriculum, regarding unexpected pregnancy, sex and relationships.
The Beresford Centre is one of a network of 160 pregnancy crisis centres affiliated to Care Confidential. For more information about the work please see www.careconfidential.com or ring the national helpline on 0800 028 2228.