FGM: Mental health services ‘to be developed’
By Athar Ahmad
BBC Asian Network
6 February 2016
From the section Health
Mental health services will be developed to provide specialised support for victims of female genital mutilation in England.
Healthcare professionals will be trained to understand how to treat FGM’s psychological impact, the government said.
FGM refers to any procedure that alters or injures the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The news comes on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.
The Department of Health has been working alongside survivor groups and charities to understand mental health implications.
Online training tools and guidance for NHS healthcare professionals will be developed, with advice on the specific mental health needs of women affected.
The announcement aims to ensure NHS staff in England …read more
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