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The Pink Elephants Support Network

Our Peer Support Companions

Our Peer Support Companions

Our amazing volunteer Companions are an incredibly strong community of women who have all gone through the heart breaking experiences of losing much-loved babies, and we all want you to know we are so sorry, we truly understand, you are not alone, and you did nothing wrong.

We are here to give you our time, support, empathy, and a safe space for everything you are thinking, feeling, and questioning - which is all real, valid, and normal. The grief of miscarriage and early pregnancy loss can come across in many different ways for many diverse people but we are here to support you through each and every way.

We’ve been where you are, we get it. And we’re walking right next to you through this, together.

Danielle M – our Peer Support Coordinator

I wanted to join Pink Elephants to support women going through early pregnancy loss. I know what it’s like to feel heartbroken, alone, to feel lost, and to feel like your body has betrayed you. To wonder why this is happening to you. The Pink Elephants Support Network was there for me when I experienced recurrent losses and I want to be there for other women going through this devastating time. I want you to know that what you are feeling is valid, that you are not alone and that we are here for you. 

Maggi M

Kindness & compassion is at the heart of my role as Peer Support Companion. Having suffered two miscarriages I know how important it is to have 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.

Cheryl G

When I experienced 4 miscarriages and a stillbirth with little support from family and friends, I felt lonely and very isolated following my losses. As a Peer Support Companion, I am able to support women and help them through their grief. I understand the importance of a listening ear and making sure a women’s pregnancy loss is acknowledged.

Lisa S

I wanted to be a Peer Support Companion because I want to help other women who have been in the same situation. I don't want others to have those feelings of being alone, of feeling unsupported, of not knowing where to turn, and mostly I want to be able to help normalise these situations and provide a safe and secure place to share and be welcomed.

Rachael F

Having miscarriages felt like my dreams of becoming a mother kept being ripped away from me, and my feelings of loss also seemed less valid as I had no physical evidence of that loss and not many people knew about it. When I was going through IVF and experiencing 2 missed miscarriages I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for support-wise, but as soon as I found Pink Elephants that was focused on miscarriage I knew I wanted to be involved so I could provide the sort of support I wish I had been able to access a few years ago.

Ali O

Having been through IVF, and two losses including a cervical ectopic pregnancy, I understand only too well the isolation and devastation one can feel. I really want to be able to help other women know they are not alone when they suffer from fertility issues and through pregnancy loss and help them navigate the grief it can bring.

Lauren S

Secondary infertility was a battle for my husband and I. We lost 5 beautiful angels in our journey to completing our family, including an ectopic pregnancy and the loss of our sons twin. I have always been very open and vocal about my losses, so becoming a Pink Elephants Peer Support Ambassador just made sense. Sharing our experiences and leaning on each other is so healing. I want to be the support for other women that I struggled to find for myself after our losses and during my subsequent pregnancies.

Jo R

Having lost two babies and then having ongoing fertility treatment I know how overwhelming the grief and sadness can be.  We lost our first baby at 13w having to go through a termination for medical reasons (TFMR) which this was a traumatic experience both mentally and physically.  Unfortunately, our next pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 8w and I will never forget how hopeless everything felt at that time in my life.  One of the most difficult things was feeling like I had to just ‘get on’ with life and no one really understanding what I was going through. As a Peer Support Companion, I hope to help other women by making them feel heard, supported and never alone. 

Gaby N

I wanted to become a Peer Support Companion to be able to give back to other women and families who are walking through loss. Once you see that positive pregnancy test you are already in love with that little person so to have that taken away is just heart breaking. After experiencing multiple losses I have found the grief surrounding loss to show up in different ways and often the hardest work is the emotional toll which follows on after the physical experience. As I look back, and even now, some of the most healing moments I’ve found is when I have allowed myself to talk freely about my feelings. My hope is that I can be that listening ear and support to someone else as they are navigating their own personal journey.

Niti N

The feelings of loneliness and grief threatened to overwhelm me when I suffered my two early pregnancy losses (including a complete molar pregnancy). It was only well after my second miscarriage when someone asked me if I was OK that the walls I had built around me collapsed. I have since realised the healing power in talking about my losses and their impact on me and have become a Pink Elephants Peer Support Companion to help women experiencing their own early pregnancy losses feel less alone in their grief by offering an ear that listens with empathy and kindness.

Laura W

After losing 3 babies and each time realising just how taboo the subject was, I went looking for others who had gone through similar experiences. I found talking openly about it helped immensely for my mental health - we need to open up the conversation. I don’t think anyone should feel alone in this so I’d love to help anyone going through this devastation.

Claire E

After having my first two babies at a young age, it wasn’t until I then experienced a miscarriage that I started to understand the heartache that many others unfortunately go through all too regularly. I’ve had two miscarriages and a stillbirth and now fully understand the distress and heartache that occurs with these. I am a student midwife but have been drawn to wanting to help others going through the pain that I have been through. I wanted to become a Peer Support Companion with Pink Elephants so I can hopefully help others to ease some of the pain that accompanies loss.

Would you like to become a Pink Elephants Peer Support Companion?

If you would like to help others through their grief and give back to our community, please head to our 'Become a Peer Support Companion' page 

Applicants must be at least 12 months + since their last loss, have finished making their family, and have a minimum of 2 hours a week to volunteer for us. Some questions may seem personal but please be assured all information received will be treated with the highest confidentiality.

If your strengths are more suited to other areas within our charity, please email us at: contact@pinkelephantssupport.com

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