The WISH Centre is a vibrant and proactive community based model that provides self harm, sexual and domestic violence support and recovery for young people. We do this through a mix of intensive longer term psychotherapy, one-to-one support, peer support group work and early intervention and prevention projects and campaigns, out of hours text based and online support, and capacity building and training of professionals. The WISH Centre is a free for young people.
The WISH Centre has been operating in the London Borough of Harrow, NW London since 2004. In 2016 we opened a centre in Merton SW London and added a further site in Camden Central London in 2018
We support young people ages 10-19 (up to 25 for sexual violence) years who self harm or who have experienced sexual violence, exploitation and abuse. We can provide support in Peer Support Groups, Safe2speak Counselling and Outreach support, with services available in schools or at one of our centres.
For further information on what services are available in your area please use these links Harrow, Merton, Camden. Or for further information on how to make a referral please visit our Referral Page
More about WISH:
• Recommended as a Model of Best Practice by the National Inquiry into Self Harm 2006
• Registered charity (no. 1125263) and company limited by guarantee
• Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
• All practitioners are fully qualified and DBS checked.
• All services are completely confidential (we work within BACP guidelines to maintain appropriate confidentiality)
A community without violence against women, young people and children where all are able to overcome life’s difficulties without self harming and are able to achieve their potential.
To be a beacon of inspiration and to make social change happen by developing innovative services that work and to share best practice locally, nationally and internationally.
If you are a young person who would like to volunteer, raise funds for us or are involved in a school citizenship scheme please also get in touch.
The WISH Centre Harrow
Unit A4, Livingstone Court
55 Peel Road
Tel: 020 8416 7277
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