Blossom Clinic for non pregnant survivors of FGM

National Female Genital Mutilation Support Clinics

The clinic is for non-pregnant women and offers a one-stop service for women who have undergone and/or are experiencing problems as a result of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The clinic offers a relaxed and safe environment for you and you can bring your friends or family with you for support.

The clinic offers support for people who have physical and/or psychological health issues as a result of FGM. Our aim is to improve the uptake of emotional support and to ensure that you have the support from another woman (the health advocate) to come forward and have medical examinations that could lead to helpful procedures for you. Clinic days are Tuesdays, every two weeks by appointment only.

Introducing the team from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Andrea Taylor – Specialist FGM Midwife

Nicole Ackie – Specialist FGM Midwife

Introducing the Touchstone Team

Touchstone is the charity partner for the National Female Genital Mutilation Support Clinic in Leeds.

Naseem Tariq – Mental Health Support

Hawa Bah – Advocate

Karen Marshall – Manager

Contact us:
Monday 9am-5pm and Tuesday 10am-6pm
You can speak to our advocate and book an appointment by telephoning: 07824 580988
Or telephone: 0113 271 8277

What we offer:
• One to one initial support session
• Up to six sessions of follow on support
• Help accessing other services
• A safe place
• Confidential environment
• Trauma based approach
• Emotional and practical help
• Advocacy
• Peer support
• Support attending appointments and dealing with professionals
• Building confidence and self esteem
• Community engagement to meet survivors and potential victims
• Cultural awareness
• Sensitivity
• Other languages spoken
• Assessment and diagnosis
• Treatment if requested/needed

If you think any girl is at risk contact the NSPCC FGM helpline
Telephone: 0800 028 3550
Email: fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk