A campaign to highlight the rollercoaster of emotions people feel when trying to conceive has been launched by Fertility Network UK (FNUK)
The #CryingShame for Fertility Fundraising campaign highlights the isolation, shame, depression, anxiety and tears that accompany the one in six couples in the UK who struggle to conceive each year.
The UK’s fertility charity is raising money to enable everyone who is struggling with their mental health and well being during fertility issues to access one to one and peer support.
Fertility Network UK is the nation’s leading patient charity supporting patients across the country providing one to one support, helplines and peer support groups to make sure that:
– People don’t have to go through it alone – the charity will support them on their journeys and introduce them to peers who are also going through a tough time.
– Provide independent advice and a listening ear, confidentially.
– People don’t have to feel shame anymore – FNUK want to help people understand what our community are going through , and give them the tools to help their families and friends understand.
The charity said it wants to support everyone through every step of their journey.
A charity spokeswoman said: “Your donation, big or small will make a huge difference in the lives of people facing infertility across the country.
“In August, we have launched our #CryingShame 30 for 30 campaign, which is to raise £30,000 in 30 days through our community so that FNUK can carry on providing exceptional services to people in need, and help us to reach 3000 People with advice, support and information when they need it most.
“Please give now, no matter how big or small. No-one should have to go through this alone. Thank you so much.”
So far the campaign has raised more than £1,400 with two more weeks to go.