NHS England – Blossom Clinic

NHS England Leeds
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The Blossom clinic offers a community based holistic approach to non-pregnant women survivors of Female Genital Mutilation FGM(aged 18 and over)

The service is a one stop clinic providing emotional support, treatment and advice for women who have undergone and/or experiencing problems as a result of FGM.

The team includes specialist FGM midwives, mental health worker and advocate who will support you throughout.

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.

Services Offered

  • One to one initial support session
  • Up to six sessions of follow on support
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Treatment if requested/needed
  • 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

Access Restrictions

Clinic on floor 1 – lift available

Available to women age 18 years and over

Clinic for non-pregnant women

Please note

These services aren't endorsed by Womens Lives Leeds

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