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Being a Teenager is tough, but for us African girls growing up in the UK, it can be even harder. Dual heritage can be both a gift and a struggle.

Life is just plain confusing sometimes.

Like when you experience one culture at home and another at school. It’s not unusual to feel frustrated, confused or just wanting to shut it all out. Truth is, we all need a space to figure some of this weirdness out. 

At Blossom we understand us girls need a big sister or an aunty every so often. We need someone to help us understand changes, differences, to cheer us on, or just to give us a friendly hug and say it’s going to be alright. We need to be supported and loved; but mostly we just need someone who really understands us.

That’s why we founded Blossom.

We exist to help girls and young women of African heritage to develop their self-esteem and independence. We do this through a mixture of individual support and group activity, supplemented by guidance for parents.


There are several ways we provide support and services for our girls. We host regular workshops for two groups; Girls aged 10-14 and young women aged 15-20.

Our workshops are aimed at improving self-esteem and self-confidence, dealing with emotional issues, improving our health & well-begin and developing skills for life. 


We provide 1-2-1 mentorship that allows our girls to explore their purpose and support those struggling with behavioural issues and address these issues using practical skills.

As every girl is unique, we partner with parents to understand the issues their teenagers face and provide a tailor-made service to each girl. Our mentors are DBS cleared and our environment is a safe space for teenagers to learn and grow whilst having fun.

In addition to our regular mentoring, we offer the specialist one on one services below:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

we are also trained and qualified to offer DBT therapy where we work with girls who experience intense emotional issues and a number of other mental health issues.

Bereavement & Loss Support

Most teens are dependent on the adults in their life, and a death to the adult in their life can cause anxiety, confusion, depression and so much. We are just a call away, even if all you want to say is ‘Why me’ . Don’t suffer in silence, please reach out, our trained staff are here to offer their support.


“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”

– African Proverb

Our trained coaches work with Mother & Daughter to help them both find ways to change what they want.

Through this we:

    1. Work on set goals
    2. Help them ask questions that will  open them up to new ways of answering these questions.
    3. Re-build their relationships
    4. Understand each other better 


We offer placements for Duke of Edinburgh, University students, and anyone who requires some experience for their education.


We offer support to parents, through training and giving parents the space to talk and address the issues they have by developing projects to address the issues.


We regularly give talks and presentations on issues affecting African teenage girls in the UK today.

Let us know if you would like to partner with us on a project or for an event. We have a team of trained professionals who specialise in different areas of mental health.

African Teenage Girls Craft Session
Teenagers Film Session
African Teenage Girls Craft Session
Fitness Training Workshop

Blossom is led by an amazing team of women. Click below to learn more.


Want a safe place to talk?
Book into one of our workshops, or send us a quick message so we can make contact.


If you would like to book your daughter into a workshop or discuss one on one mentoring then send us your details and we will inform you of our next start date and how to book on.


We are always looking out for #blossomsquad members.
Please follow our social media accounts to learn more about us and fill in our volunteer application form and we will get in touch with you.

Wow, amazing!!!

My daughter joined in the two weeks August activities.
I can’t believe she could attempt the rock climbing, talk less of climbing that high. She must have received an overdose of motivational pills to get that high because she is usually uninterested and unmotivated about such physical activities.

This would definitely boost her confidence and self-esteem and make her feel better. Thank you, Blossom Foundation.


Blossom Foundation has been a blessing to my daughter because of the vast valuable activities regularly organised by the organiser and her team.

Self-care, confidence, bullying, enterprise, mentorship, to mention a few, are some of the activities organised. My daughter has blossomed so much that her younger sister was looking  forward to joining her and has finally joined her now she is old enough. Thank you so much Ruth and to your team and volunteers for the positive impact you have on our children, God bless you all.

Sonia Mother

Blossom foundation has really transformed my daughter. She is more confident and interactive now.

Before, she used to be very shy, can’t express herself or any issues at home or at school. Now she is bold to speak up and ask questions, makes new friends easily and manage her physical and emotions wellbeing. I am so happy with the way Blossom Foundation supports the young girls. I want to use this opportunity to thank the mentors for the 1:1 sections, it really helped a lot.

Anonymous Parent

As a Mum, I can testify that my daughter has been tremendously supported through Blossom. Her self-confidence has improved and she is now able to help other young girls.

Blossom isn’t only concerned about the girls, they also care about the parents too. Lots of workshops and events are being organised for parents to support them in whatever challenges they encounter in raising their girls. Blossom provides excellent information and support system for both girls and their parents. Through Blossom, minority ethnic groups girls who are disadvantaged, have been adequately supported to boost their mental wellbeing, positive behaviour, good self-esteem and thereby making them better girls in the community.

Funmi Mother

Thanks to Blossom foundation for the mother and daughter’s Intervention where we had the group coaching and DBT sessions.

The group coaching helped me to know and understand my teenage daughter better and it helped my daughter to understand things from my own point of view as well. Blossom foundation is  a great organisation for the BME Girls.

Esther Mother



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We receive accountability, support and funding from the following organisations

we move fund BBC Children in need

Registered charity in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557)

We Love Manchester
Lottery Community Fund
Forever Manchester
North manchester network
MCR active
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BME anti slavery network
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Our aim at Blossom Foundation is to Educate, Inspire & Empower the BME Black African girls in the age group of 10-20 through their transitional stages of becoming an adult.

This is so that we can identify issues from an early stage and intervene to make corrections to help them be the best they can be in all life aspects be it social, physical, emotional and economic wellbeing.

UK Registered Charity Number 1177641

Blossom Foundation C.I.O.
Cariocca (East Manchester) Business Park
1st Floor, Unit 81,
2 Sawley Road,
Miles Platting,
Manchester, M40 8BB

07506 220 965

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