FAQ - Brave Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any roles available at Brave Foundation?


    Follow us on LinkedIn for updates on any available roles.

  • I'm pregnant. Can Brave Foundation help me find support?

    Yes. Often help is around the corner, although we just don’t know it. Brave Foundation want to make sure you know where you can find help. We know how important it is for a teenager in this situation to find resources available to her at the beginning of her pregnancy so she can continue her education whilst equipping her towards a happy, healthy family unit over time as a mother.

    Our Support for Girls page is a good starting point.

  • How does the Brave Foundation Directory of Services work?

    Young people, their friends or family, or other support services can search our database to find a service / education provider close to you.

    Check out the Directory of Services.

    Contact us if you want to be listed in the directory or if your listing needs to be updated.

  • What if there are no services/educational providers in my area on the database?

    You can contact us with your location and we will get back to you with the details of a service/educational provider near you. Please allow 3-5 working days for this service.

  • Can friends and family contact Brave Foundation?

    Yes, we often have emails from friends and family (fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc), with the aim to help expecting and parenting teens to a great future.

  • Is it important for expecting and parenting young people to finish their secondary education?

    Evidence has shown that if a young pregnant or parenting woman continues her education in some capacity, she will have better outcomes. 

    At Brave Foundation, we understand that pregnancy and becoming a parent takes much time and learning. Every new mum needs maternity leave for a period of time but after this time, we do encourage new mothers to continue their education at a part time capacity, even if it might be as little as one subject each week. We encourage school attendance during pregnancy, under a doctor’s recommendation.

  • What is Brave Foundations view on the Choice debate?

    Brave Foundation is independent of the choice debate. We firmly believe that this is a choice for the young pregnant woman alongside her trusted loved ones. If she does choose to continue with her pregnancy, Brave Foundation will provide support and guidance for her and her village of support, to assist them towards a journey of understanding, support, education opportunities and a great future.

    Brave Foundation supports a coordinated national approach to: 

    • Improve outcomes and support for pregnant and parenting young people
    • Reduce teenage pregnancy and the teenage birth-rate
    • Change societal attitudes to the stigma attached to teenage pregnancy

    In order to achieve the above, Brave Foundation believes the following strategies should be implemented:

    • School and community based comprehensive sexuality education and youth development programs
    • State level co-ordination of youth sexual health
    • Resources and technical support for program development
    • Research, evaluation and enforcement of education packages.

  • How can I ring or contact Brave Foundation?

    Visit our Contact Us page for our phone number and email address.

    You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

  • Can Brave Foundation help with schooling costs?

    Brave Foundation has a scholarship program for the purchase of textbooks for pregnant/parenting young people.

    Please visit our scholarships page for more information.

  • Do you have a resource pack?

    Resource Packs can be purchased from our online store.

  • How can I support Brave Foundation?

    There are a number of ways you can support Brave Foundation. Find out more information on how to donate, leave a bequest, enquire about a corporate sponsorship or start workplace giving at your work.