News

Here you will find all news articles for those facing the challenges of childlessness.

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World Childless Week: Raising awareness of childlessness across the world. 10th to 16th September 2018

This is the second year of this event founded by Stephanie Phillips, who is passionate about raising awareness for the childless not by choice and created World Childless Week in September in 2017 after realising there was no global week recognising the community. Visit the dedicated World Childless Week Website for further details.

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Beyond the Comfort Zone. Refinding yourself after fertility treatment.

My name’s Fi and I don’t have children. Over the years, this statement has produced so many different feelings. There was relief up until my mid 20s when I was in the carefree stage of finding out who I was and deciding what I wanted to do when I grew…

Conceiving Histories Exhibition

A review by Kerry, More to Life Member The Peltz Gallery, Birbeck College, University of London This exhibition came about partly because literary historian, Dr. Isabel Davis, was curious as to whether “something that hasn't happened could have a history?” Working alongside Artist, Anna Burel, they have produced what initially…

#childlesshour on Twitter

Created in 2017, each and every Tuesday evening at 8pm #childlesshour, hosted by Walk in Our Shoes, is an opportunity to meet others who are childless not by choice on Twitter.  The conversation is fast, fun and varied and has already brought people more information, inspiration and confidence.  Whether you…

Coping with Christmas

Join Jody Day, the Founder of Gateway Women, on this free, live video webinar on: ‘Coping with Christmas’ Saturday 2nd December 2017, 6-7pm GMT Limited numbers so make sure you register today. Click here to find out more.  http://gateway-women.com/workshops/coping-with-christmas-a-free-live-online-webinar-with-jody-day-sat-2nd-december-2017-6pm-gmt/

Why companies need a Children in the Workplace Policy

Dealing with maternity and children in the workplace can be difficult. Employers often don't recognise the sensitivities around people who are involuntarily childless. A member of the MTL community had this article published in the HR Magazine recently. Have you had this conversation with your employer? Is it something you…

Male Infertility

This year’s National Fertility Awareness Week saw considerable coverage, with many channels helping to highlight male infertility.  The coverage included new research by Leeds Beckett University showing the impacts on men due to infertility.  Find out more about the research here. (http://fertilitynetworkuk.org/male-infertility-is-emasculating-its-treatment-one-sided-and-insensitive-and-emotional-support-is-lacking-first-qualitative-survey-of-mens-experiences-of-fertility-problems-finds/) Watch Sheridan Voysey who spoke to BBC news…

Walk in Our Shoes

Walk in Our Shoes is a website created for and by men and women who are childless not by choice.  By sharing a photo of their own shoes and telling a story about their experiences they invite you into their world and help you realise that you are not alone.…

World Childless Week 11 – 17 September

Today, September 11th 2017, marks the first day of the first World Childless Week which continues until Sunday 17th September.

Support for those in Northern Ireland

A group from the charity, who are living a life of involuntary childlessness, attended a Mindfulness workshop on Saturday 13 May at NICVA, Belfast, N. Ireland.  Frank Liddy from Aware, a mental health awareness charity, delivered the Mindfulness "taster workshop" and all who attended appreciated the benefits and would be…

The Pants Project: Valentine’s night party

Fancy something different for Valentine's Night? Join the Pants Project for a night of live music, pink champagne and canapes to raise funds and awareness for those facing fertility problems.

Life Skills Programme – Northern Ireland

NEW - Starting in January for those who will remain childless by circumstance.

Coping with the challenges of Christmas

Is there a best way to face the festive season when it fills you with dread? Here are some tips.

What legacy can the childless leave?

This is an interesting article about childlessness and the desire to leave some kind of legacy to the world - read the article here

I’m Childless and that’s ok

It wasn’t a choice, as such, but for Mandy Appleyard, having a family just didn’t happen. In her article in Red Magazine she explains how she’s made peace with her circumstances, read the article here You can contact Mandy via email at hmandya@gmail.com or via twitter @mandyappleyard