Violence Against Women and Girls
[FGM Programme]

Our FGM Programme supports women, young girls and families who are either at risk of or affected by FGM. NESTAC has developed several strands to respond to the growing needs of FGM affected communities, with all project under the FGM programme being inter-related, constituting the SOS Model.

Find out more about our SOS Clinics, our FGM service for adults.

Discover The Guardian Project, our FGM service for children and young girls.

Learn about our Peer Mentors, empower to support their peers emotionally, as well our Youth Peer Mentors.

Aspire to inspire in your communities by joining our ‘Aspire, Inspire’ project.  A team of mental health specialists and other staff experienced in social policy, social work and education work together to meet the wellbeing of vulnerable girls and women directly and indirectly affected by FGM

NESTAC aims to empower and educate community members as well as professionals who have safeguarding responsibilities to engage and respond to the often-hidden needs of those affected by FGM. This is our contribution to the eradication of FGM.

The SOS Clinic

The SOS Clinic is a One-Stop Triage Point for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) thorough psychosocial assessments, referrals, information, advice and support. 

The Guardian Project

The Guardian Project is a unique Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) project standardised across Greater Manchester, that provides tailored psychosocial therapeutic interventions to Children and Young Girls aged under 21, survivors / at risk of FGM. The project provides a confidential space to talk through feelings and emotions.

Wellbeing Peer Mentoring Project

Mental Wellbeing Team made of adult women and men from FGM practising communities, who work alongside the SOS Mental Health Specialists to assist in providing basic cross-cultural emotional support to their peers. Peer Mentors also work closely with a range of professionals with safeguarding responsibilities in health and social care, education, police, and other non-statutory agencies.

Aspire, Inspire Project

Mental Wellbeing Team made of adult women and men from FGM practising communities, who work alongside the SOS Mental Health Specialists to assist in providing basic cross-cultural emotional support to their peers. Peer Mentors also work closely with a range of professionals with safeguarding responsibilities in health and social care, education, police, and other non-statutory agencies.

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