Mandy Barding

Mandy works in the Exeter Centre as part of the counselling team. She has developed a range of gifts and creative tools in response to the need of pregnancy loss clients to have discreet meaningful encouragements or momentos during their recovery.

She is a retired Civil Servant and trained as an advisor at the very first training course for Choices Pregnancy Centre, Exeter, 7 years ago. She has also been a trustee and part of the management team.

“I have been able to combine my love of craft and my CHOICES work to create little keepsakes and mementos for baby loss.  I find that when someone has shared their heartache, especially during the early sessions of our step-by-step recovery programme, words can fail. To be able to hand over a keepsake for hope, feels right.”