Meet our volunteer Peer Support Programme Ambassadors.
Just like you they have experienced loss…they get it.
Anna – our Peer Support Co-ordinator
I understand what it’s like to lose a baby because I did too, and it’s devastating. The grief is consuming and isolating but you needn’t be alone. We believe it’s of the utmost importance that you are supported through your grief: we are here to listen, validate, support and empower you through this heartbreaking time. We ‘get it’ because we’ve also gone through it and we are here to help you in any way we can. We are so sorry for your loss.
Going through a miscarriage at 12 weeks after 2 perfect scans confirming a sac and heartbeat was devastating. I remember waking up in the middle of the night, dealing with the GP and emergency department. Whilst I had good clinical care and a supportive partner, I’d never felt so alone or insignificant in my life. I love everything Pink Elephants stands for, supporting grieving mothers so they don’t have to feel like I felt.
Kindness & compassion is at the heart of my role as Peer Support Ambassador. Having suffered two miscarriages I know how important it is having someone who understands the grief that comes with loss. I really want to give women the support I would have wanted. I feel that this is the next part of my journey through something that affects so many of us.
Having experienced infertility and recurrent miscarriage, I know that talking to someone who has been through something similar really helps. As a Peer Support Ambassador I have the opportunity to listen and support other women and help them on their journey.
After two healthy pregnancies I was shattered when a 12 week ultrasound revealed there was no heartbeat. I vividly remember all the emotions I felt – failure, hopelessness, longing, shock and despair. I was surprised by the depth of my grief at such an early stage. As a Pink Elephants Support Ambassador I now walk alongside women who have experienced miscarriage and early pregnancy loss to validate their feelings and show kindness and care – sprinkled with hope.
If you’ve experienced early pregnancy loss in your fertility journey, you’ll know just how important it is to be able to talk to – and connect with – someone else who has also been there. Now is your chance to provide that support to a woman who needs it, by becoming a Peer Support Ambassador.
To be eligible to become a Pink Elephants’ Peer Support Ambassador, we ask that applicants be at least 12 months + since their last loss, and preferably have finished their journey. Some questions may seem personal but please be assured all information received will be treated with the highest confidentiality.