Counselling and Support
Our counselling team offers to clients across Queensland.
• decision making counselling.
• post-abortion counselling.
• evidence-based information on pregnancy options.
• Information on how to access care within the community or local hospital and health service.
Our service is open between 9am-5pm Monday- Friday excluding all public holidays. Our friendly intake team are available between 10am-3pm to provide information and general client support.
Please be aware that our counselling service is primarily appointment based. If calling for counselling support, our intake team will ask you some questions and book a session at a time that works for you. Where possible we will try to accommodate immediate support based on a counsellor availability.
As a confidential, genuine all-options service, we do not ‘advise’ clients on which option they should pursue or try to push one option over another. Nobody else can know better than a pregnant person what the best decision for them is.
Education and Community Engagement
Children by Choice education team is a group of highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive education and training programs to individuals and organisations to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of reproductive health and rights.
One of the primary roles of the education team is to deliver core training on Introduction to Pregnancy Options, Introduction to Reproductive Coercion and Abuse, and Introduction to Post Abortion Work. These training programs are available both online and in-person throughout the year, and they are tailored to suit different learning styles and abilities.
The team works closely with community groups and key stakeholders to ensure the design and delivery of educational programs are culturally sensitive and tailored to their specific needs. In addition to the core training programs, the education team work on various projects that are connected to grant funded. .
The education team also manages events, fundraising, and communications for Children by Choice. They organise and deliver the highly anticipated bi-annual Reproductive Rights and Abortion Conference, a platform for experts and advocates to discuss important issues related to reproductive health and rights.
Moreover, the education team is able to deliver educational packages at different organisations or services on a variety of different topics related to sexual and reproductive health. These packages are designed to meet the specific needs of each organisation and can be customised to suit different groups and age ranges.
Overall, the Children by Choice education team plays a critical role in promoting and advancing reproductive health and rights in Australia by providing high-quality education and training programs to individuals and organisations across the country.