Since its beginning in 1994 Reading Lifeline has provided a
place for people to find support. Over the years the service has changed
and developed to meet the needs of our local community. It has been a
privilege to provide a safe space for anyone experiencing infertility or baby
loss to talk and be listened to. We have been encouraged by the many
stories over the years of the positive impact that Lifeline has had for
individuals, couples and families at a very difficult time.
We have continued to review the Reading Lifeline service and
in recent years, we have faced challenges in sustaining it. After careful
consideration and as alternative services to support those facing baby loss are
available, we have therefore made the decision that it is time to close
Lifeline. We will finish counselling our current clients, but will not be
taking any new referrals. We will not be running any further support
Anyone affected by infertility or baby loss can access
support through their GP. There are also some other sources of support
which you may find helpful:
You can find a counsellor or therapist near you by using the
Hope Counselling are a local charity offering help and
support to individuals experiencing problems including anxiety, depression,
relationship issues, bereavement and a range of other issues.
The Willows support group is made up of a group of parents
in the Reading area, who have all lost babies at various stage. They meet
regularly and provide support for parents who have been through and continue to
suffer the loss of a baby.
If you would like any further information, please contact us
on 0118 959 6669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With our thanks for your support,
The Reading Lifeline Team
Role: Young Person Support Mentor
Starting Point is a local project that mentors
young people aged 15 – 25 into education, employment and training.
This is an exciting opportunity to mentor a case load of young people and to
assist our Mentoring Lead in the referral and matching of the young people to
their mentors. We are looking for an excellent communicator with
experience supporting young people primarily from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The relational and holistic approach of Starting Point’s one to one support has
caused our programme to experience rapid growth. The support focuses on both
the practical support (e.g. CV writing, job applications and interview prep)
and social-emotional support (e.g. growing in confidence, self-belief and
To apply: CLICK HERE
To find out more: CONTACT US
The Mustard Tree are recruiting a Regional
Coordinator for Engage Befriending.
Engage Befriending work to alleviate loneliness and isolation by
recruiting and supporting volunteer befrienders to visit older people in their
local community. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who has
the desire and ability to make an impact in this rewarding role.
This post is for 10 hrs per week,
For more information please download the following job description:
You can also speak to Sue Winyard, Project Manager on 07443 487 191
To apply please email your cv and a covering letter to
The closing date for applications is
Monday 25th November. Interviews will be on 2nd and 3rd December.
Counselling Support Administrator 16hrs pw
Reading Lifeline offers counselling and support to those affected by infertility or baby loss during pregnancy or soon after birth. This is a busy and varied role. You will be the first point of contact for clients and volunteers when they call or visit the service. You will also be responsible for providing the administrative support to the Reading Lifeline team.
Click on the job description for more information
The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 13th May 2019. Anyone wishing to apply for the role can send a CV and covering letter detailing why they are suitable to email@example.com
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21st &
Wednesday 22nd May 2019.