“If you’re considering Oasis for post-abortion counselling, all I can say is: go for it! I struggled to come to terms with my abortion for over 3 years and have tried various therapies and other techniques over and over again, but Oasis really made all the difference. Completing the program has transformed my life and I now feel free to move on. Although Oasis is a Christian organisation, the sessions are tailored to your own beliefs. I can’t thank Oasis enough for their help!”
Jonny Harman – Head of PSHE and Citizenship, Hazelwick School:
“The presentations to our Year 9 students from the Oasis Crisis Pregnancy Centre each year are so valuable to enriching the PSHE curriculum. The activities are engaging and so informative. Our students learn so much from the timeline activity and always ask lots of questions to the Oasis volunteers, which they expertly answer. In subsequent PSHE lessons, students are then able to use the knowledge gained from these sessions to have informed discussions. The sessions offer young people practical information for their adult lives and I would recommend booking a workshop with the centre.”
Mark Kearley, Assistant Headteacher – Thomas Bennett Community School:
“The Oasis Crisis Pregnancy Centre delivered a fantastic workshop to our Year 10 students. The presenters delivered the sessions in an engaging and thought provoking way that really gave our young people the opportunity to reflect and explore the important issues that were covered. The students left the sessions feeling well informed about the work of the Oasis centre and how this was relevant to them on a local level. Students were also appreciative of the opportunity to talk to staff from outside the school in a mature way about topics that are vital for a successful life outside of the classroom. We look forward to next year’s workshops!”
Roselyne Wema – Leader of PSHE, Tanbridge House School:
“What a brilliant presentation from the Oasis Crisis Pregnancy Centre, as ever! It is always refreshing to have new faces come in to give talks to our students. We have had the Oasis crew come in year after year, and it was great to see how well they’ve adapted their presentation to the current times to suit Covid restrictions etc. Our Y10 students were well engaged with the different activities and the high order discussions that the presenters facilitated. It is such an important and useful topic for our youngsters which they will no doubt use long after leaving school. Thank you for your continued commitment and support and long may this continue!”
Baby clothing & equipment
We offer free, unbiased and confidential support for clients who are pregnant and want to consider their options. We provide a non-judgemental environment where those struggling with an unplanned or complicated pregnancy can share their thoughts and feelings in a safe place.
All our counsellors work within the BACP Code of Ethics and Practice, respecting the autonomy of clients when making their choices. Our work is client-centred, allowing people to identify their own areas of concern, and facilitating a supportive approach to the expression of emotions and to the issues of problem-solving. We provide ongoing emotional and practical support whatever the outcome.
Our practitioners will support women, men, couples and other family members who are struggling with the feelings and emotions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy.
Baby Clothing & Equipment Store
The Baby Clothing and Equipment service aims to support anyone who is struggling financially to provide their baby with the necessary equipment or clothing.
The Oasis accepts donations of good quality clothing (ages 0 to 2) and equipment such as cots, prams, stair gates, baby baths and high chairs; and ensures that clothes are clean and that items are in good order.
Our store, which is in Crawley, is open each Thursday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm, allowing clients to collect items which they need.
Store location: The Charis Centre, West Green Drive, Crawley RH11 7EL
For confirmation that the store will be open please call:
Our education programme provides interactive sessions for year 9 or 10 students, offering them the chance to learn about the development of the foetus and giving them the opportunity to consider the feelings and emotions that could arise in an unplanned pregnancy situation.
The session normally lasts an hour to an hour and a half and involves quizzes, interactive activities, video clips and opportunities for discussion.
See an example of a typical lesson plan