The clinic is now open for referrals.  Staff work Mondays to Wednesdays

Advocate – Hawa Bah: 07824 580 988

Manager – Sharon Brown: 

Blossom Clinic for non pregnant survivors of FGMNational 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.

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

Get in Touch

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-3pm

You can speak to our advocate and book an appointment by telephoning:

07824 580988
0113 271 8277

Leaflet and Referral

Our Team

Andrea Taylor
Andrea TaylorSpecialist FGM Midwife
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Nicole Ackie
Nicole AckieSpecialist FGM Midwife
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Hawa Bah
Hawa BahAdvocate
Touchstone Team