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.

GROUP WORKSHOPS

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. 

1 ON 1 MENTORING

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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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.

GIRLS

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

PARENTS

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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.

My daughter really enjoyed the support received from Blossom. Regarding her attitude and behaviour to her problem solving around teenage issues, she is more open with her siblings and can get through her issues more independently.

Modupe Parent
Modupe

Since my sisters have been attending the 1 on 1 sessions, I’ve seen a lot of growth in them. They’re more open about how they feel and have clear ways of communicating that. Before it used to be hard understanding why they were upset about certain situations, but they have come into their own. I’m really grateful for the work that the mentors have put in – my youngest sister used to basically hate talking and would be labelled as shy but now she just can’t wait for her sessions! Thank you so much for your hard work, may God continue to bless this project.

Amanda Parent
Amanda

Our organisation has worked collaboratively with Blossom foundation on 2 projects and Blossom have provided motivational talks and workshops for young people and parents involved in our organisation. Well done for all the difference that your organisation is making to advance the lives of young people particularly your tailor-made workshops for girls and mothers in our community.

Reflecteen Hub Youth Organisation
Reflecteen Hub

Thank you for supporting Bold St3p as one of the speakers during our Black History Month Youth Interactive Session. You shared useful advice with the youths about maintaining positive image and positive ways of keeping themselves safe in a volatile society. The youths were able to interact well with you and enjoyed your session.

BOLD ST3P 
BOLD ST3P

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PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

We work alongside and receive accountability and support from these resources. 

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.
Biz Space, Building 2M
Wilson Park Monsall Road
Manchester, M40 8WN

0161 637 3230
07506 220 965
07415 397 165

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Covid-19

During this season, we won’t be running physical gatherings and mentoring sessions, but we are supporting each other online. Follow us on social to keep updated.