Peer Support Groups
WISH runs award winning self harm peer support groups for young women and female to male transgender young people who self harm between the ages 13-18. Recommended by the National Inquiry into Self Harm as a Model of Best Practice. Groups can also run for young men and gender fluid young people – please check what is available in your area.
Our groups meet every week after school for a mix of peer support and help with managing self harming and other things going on. Everyone stays in touch during the week and you will have text and online support (closed Whats App Group) when you most need it. If you feel alone, like you don’t fit in and no one understands then be brave enough to give group a try, You will never regret it!
We are currently running groups in the areas below.
To find out more about commissioning or setting up a WISH Self Harm Peer Support Group in your area email Rowena@thewishcentre.org.uk
Harrow, NW London. Self Harm Peer Support Group for young women and female to male transgender ages 13-18 years. You do not have to live or go to school in Harrow but must be able to reach our Wealdstone Centre by 4pm. Priority will be given to Harrow residents on waiting lists. Mondays 4-6pm.
Merton, SW London. Self Harm Peer Support Group for young women and female to male transgender ages 13-18 years. You do not have to live or go to school in Merton but must be able to reach our Mitcham Centre by 4pm. Priority will be given to Merton residents on waiting lists. Wednesdays 4-6pm.
Camden, Inner London. Self Harm Peer Support Group for young women and female to male transgender ages 13-18 years. Priority given to young people living in or at school in Camden. You must be able to reach FYA in Warren Street by 4pm.
To join the group use the form for your area in the Make a Referral section
“WISH have helped me so much over the last couple of years, and even now when I’m away from the group they keep me a part of something that has really become a big part of my life. All of the employees and girls alike keep a very welcoming environment for everybody. It’s a place to go and not be judged but be helped. WISH gave me somewhere to go when I was at my lowest point, and something to be proud of now that I am at my highest. It is somewhere I will always call home, and a place where hopes and dreams are made.” – Sian