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How we can help:

If you want to talk to someone who will listen compassionately call
our UK Helpline

0345 603 8501

 7pm-10pm daily & 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

Free, one-to-one Counselling either Face-to-Face,  by Telephone or Secure Video with one of our Counsellors.

Women supporting and connecting with each other after abortion in small groups. 

In case we miss you

Due to fewer available staff, ARCH will have lower Helpline cover during weekdays than usual. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

Be rest assured that we are still here for you.

Our evening Helpline will still operate as normal between 7pm and 10pm every night.

If we are unable to pick up your call during the day please leave an answerphone message, try calling again later or  contact us by email :


We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Learn more about unacknowledged grief and the hidden cost of abortion.

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Abortion Recovery Care & Helpline (ARCH) was started with women who experienced abortion and struggled in the aftermath. We are dedicated to promoting the emotional and psychological well-being of women, men and families after an abortion by the provision of counselling and supportive help. Our services are provided confidentially, compassionately, without judgement and free of charge.

If you do not manage to get through, please:


                       of women coerced into an abortion were never asked by a professional if they were being pressured.

Coercion is abuse.

If you had an abortion/s and were pressurised or coerced in any way, we would be very grateful if you could tell us, anonymously, what might have helped at the time. You can participate in our current Coercion Survey here.

If you are unsure whether you are being pressured or coerced into an abortion, or what to do about it, please take a couple of minutes to go through these questions on our Self-Survey Screening Tool.
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