Joining the Pregnancy Help Australia (PHA) network has numerous benefits for both established pregnancy help centres and those seeking to start a new centre in their community. With over 40 years of experience in the field, PHA has a wealth of knowledge and resources to help centres succeed. Whether you're looking to establish a presence, expand your reach, improve your services, or connect with like-minded individuals, PHA can help you get there.
Here are some specific benefits you'll enjoy as a member of the PHA network:
Professional Development: Regular training and networking opportunities, including access to the Member-only Learning Centre free online training workshops and discounted courses for staff, board, and volunteers, as well as discounts for training manuals, national conference registration, and professional indemnity insurance.
Marketing and Public Relations Support: PHA can provide resources and support to help your centre raise its visibility and reach a wider audience, including referrals and online presence through national advertising and marketing of your centre and its services on the PHA website and social media. By being included in our national database, those who call the central National Helpline (pregnant women in crisis) will be able to find and connect swiftly to your centre, providing them with the vital support they need.
Access to Resources and Tools: Affiliation with PHA provides access to resources, such as marketing materials, educational materials, as well as access to the Member Hub practice and policy guidelines, templates, and other useful tools.
Increased Effectiveness: By working with other pregnancy help centres and sharing resources and knowledge, you can increase the overall effectiveness of the network and have a greater impact on those you serve. PHA is a unified and effective national voice for pregnancy help centres, and all affiliates adhere to shared core beliefs and values, ensuring quality of care and consistent excellence.
Increased Confidence: Affiliation with PHA can provide reassurance to clients that your centre is part of a trusted network, and can increase the confidence of staff and volunteers, knowing they have access to a network of support, including PHA network consultation (coaching and mentoring), and advice with the development of new agency establishment.
Networking Opportunities: Opportunities to connect with other pregnancy help centre leaders and take part in professional development conferences, along with ongoing encouragement and support.
International Affiliation: Access to affiliation with Heartbeat International for the price of the PHA affiliation fee.
These are just some of the many benefits that come with affiliation with PHA. By taking advantage of these resources, you can help your centre achieve its goals and make a meaningful impact in the lives of those you serve.
LEVEL 1 - Annual Membership Fee - Start-Up Centre (this is perfect for you if you are just starting out on the journey to open a centre): $50.00
LEVEL 2 - Annual Membership Fee - Pregnancy Centre (this is perfect for you if your centre is already open to the public): $150.00
LEVEL 3 - Annual Membership Fee - incl Professional Indemnity Insurance levy: $550.00