Make a Referral or Self Refer

Referral Criteria

We are able to support young people who are:

  • Aged 13-21
  • Presenting with self harm (self injury)
  • Are in Higher or Further Education in Harrow and/or
  • Are a Harrow resident
  • Able to attend sessions in person in school, college or at our Centre in Harrow Weald
  • Can engage in long term reflective Psychotherapy (consistent, weekly sessions)
  • Available and able to access therapy support weekdays between 9am-5pm; groups 4-6pm

We are unable to accept referrals from young people who:

  • Need an immediate crisis intervention
  • Actively planning to take their own lives and/or are accessing support from Suicidal Ideation Pathway
  • Receiving support from AIIDIT (Autism and Intellectual disabilities Intensive Intervention Team)
  • Moderate to severe learning disabilities
  • Already accessing individual Counselling or Psychotherapy eg: CAMHS, school counsellor or any other organisation.
    (You can be in mentoring or accessing a group in other settings and still be eligible for Psychotherapy)
  • Higher education/University students not studying or based full time in Harrow
  • Recent exploitation
  • Violence towards others
  • Young people who have not consented to a referral

The following issues are not exclusion criteria but will be triaged on an individual basis.
An initial assessment may be offered to decide if our service best meets the young person’s needs:
· Level of risk/active suicide ideation
· A Diagnosis of ASD or ADHD
· Mild – moderate learning disability
· Re – referrals

There may be a waitlist for therapy and if we are unable to provide a space in 6-8 weeks we will review.

We have spaces in our Self Harm Peer Support Group for ages 14-17.

We are accepting referrals for places in a new Art Therapy Group for ages 16-19 starting in September.

See our Signposting page for other suitable services. If you need to speak with someone now, call Childline 0800 1111 and someone will listen. Over 18? Call Samaritans 116 123. (Both are FREE). If it is an emergency, call 999.

You can make a referral to our services using the secure online form links below.  Referrals can be made by Schools, Health, Police, Statutory Agencies, Voluntary Organisations or families and carers and a young person age 14+ can refer themselves. Last updated 13/06/24


For information on our current services please follow this link

We ask that you complete as much information as possible, in particular your Reasons for Referral and which service you are referring or self referring to. We encourage you to complete this form with the young person so they are aware of what information is being shared. Once completed the form is securely sent to the wïsh centre and you will receive a confirmation email with 10 working days.

If you are experiencing issues please contact  and we will look at sending a paper version (although please be aware this method is not secure).

The wïsh centre Privacy Policy