The WISH Centre are continuing with our vital support services for young people during this difficult time. Many of our face to face services will be digital and we will be checking with each young person to ensure our service remains accessible to all.
We are accepting new referrals as the evidence base shows the importance of connection and support during social distancing and quarantine.
Outreach contact will be made with the referrer and young person via phone, text & email to discuss and agree which of our services are best suited, and to ensure they can access.
Peer Support groups are being held at the same times using whatsapp.
One to one therapy is accessible via phone or video call. There is also the option for young people to put their sessions on hold until later in the year.
Please share this information with young people who may need support
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.
We ask that you complete as much information as possible, in particular your Reasons for Referral outlining any concerns you have and any other interventions that have been carried out. We also 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.
Hard Copy Forms the online forms are our preferred method of receiving referrals as they are a secure method of sending sensitive information. If you are experiencing issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look at sending a paper version (although please be aware this method is not secure).
Self Harm Peer Support
Young women and female to male or non-binary transgender young people ages 13-16 years can join our weekly group. The group is held weekly after school in our centre in Wealdstone.
Safe to speak
Long term open ended therapy for young people ages 12-19 who are self harming or have experience of sexual abuse or exploitation. Young people need to be attending a Harrow school or be able to come to the wïsh centre in Wealdstone for sessions.
We can also offer 1:1 support for young people who self harm ages 19-25.
Weekly peer support group for young people (mixed gender) ages 15-19 years with mental health vulnerabilities to develop new skills, friendships and confidence through volunteering and campaigning. The group is held weekly after school in our centre in Wealdstone.
Early intervention and prevention of self harm and child sexual exploitation for children ages 8-12 years. Arts based and talking therapies. Children will be seen weekly at their Harrow School.
Up to 4 sessions with our Youth Support & Participation Worker to explore the best options for you or for the young person and help them engage with the wïsh centre or other services. Young people can be seen in school or at the centre in Wealdstone.
We will not accept a referral if:
- The young person hasn’t consented
- The young person is currently using class A drugs
- The young person has a recent history of violence or exploitation of others
Acceptance of a referral for a young person who has made a recent suicide attempt or who is currently involved in high risk CSE will be dependent on the outcome of our risk assessment.