Support services - Forward

Support services - Forward

Have you been affected by FGM or other forms of violence?

FORWARD provides advice, one-to-one support and signposting to other services. We also answer questions about female genital mutilation (FGM), other harmful practices, domestic and sexual violence, and any other form of violence. Our services for African women and girls are in London but we also have partners across the UK we can direct you to.

If you need support and want to talk to someone or need any of the services below please call us on 020 8960 4000, or email us on [email protected]. Our staff are here to listen and support you.

Our services

Emotional support

  • One-to-one emotional support with a specialist psychotherapist
  • Group support
  • Help to access counseling and other relevant services

Access to FGM Specialist clinics

Providing safe space for African women

Our monthly coffee mornings provide a safe space for women to share, discuss and learn from each other’s experiences. We run these informal sessions alongside specialists. We discuss important topics – including FGM, mental health, domestic violence, reproductive health and family law. Other topics discussed based on suggestions and outcomes from group discussions:

  • The impact of domestic violence on children’s mental health
  • Dynamics between genders in the community
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • A woman’s ‘value’ in the family, home and community
  • Sex and sexuality

Other advice and support

  • Casework support including accompaniment to social services
  • Referring and signposting to English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL), IT and other education/training opportunities

Contact us today if you need help and support, or wish to see how you can do outreach within your community. Call us on 020 8960 4000 or email us on [email protected]

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FGM and Islam

FGM and Islam

FGM is not endorsed by any religion, find our more from the Muslim Council of Britain and FORWARD in this easy guide.

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