The Wish Centre

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About Organisation

The wïsh centre is a London based charity that prevents self harm, abuse and exploitation of young people. We are a community based model that provides open ended therapy and counselling in person at schools and at our Centre, plus digital therapy, in person peer support groups, out of hours help, and advice and training.

The wïsh centre is a free service for young people ages 12-21 years who live or go to school in London Borough Harrow.

The wïsh centre started in the London Borough of Harrow, NW London in 2004. In November 2018 we were evaluated by the Centre for Mental Health. The evaluation found our service to have a 90% recovery rate for self harm.

Our Services

Self Harm Peer Support Group:

  • A safe space for you to talk and find coping strategies. The weekly group is also a place to make friends, try new things and have fun!
  • After school at the wïsh centre in Cedars Youth & Community Centre in Harrow.
  • Ages 13-17 (Young women and female to male or non-binary transgender young people) who live in and/or attend a school or college in Harrow.
  • You will need to be in counselling or therapy, or waiting for a place with us or another service.

Art Therapy Groups:

  • Weekly group for you to have peer support in a non-judgemental space and to develop new skills, friendships and confidence through art therapy and peer support.
  • After school/ college at the wïsh centre in Harrow.
  • Ages 17-21 (All genders)

Safe to Speak:

  • 1:1 therapy where you have the time and space to talk and to develop positive coping strategies.
  • Sessions will be held at your school or at the wïsh centre. We also offer telephone or video calls.
  • Ages 12-21 (All genders). Children and young people living in or at school or college in Harrow. This is for self harm prevention and recovery.

To see criteria & to refer, visit out website

The Wish Centre
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55 Chicheley Road
Harrow, HA3 6QL
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Part of the:

A partnership between: Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons' Trust, The Wish Centre, Afghan Association Paiwand, Mind in Harrow, Centre for ADHD & Autism Support.

A partnership between: Family Action (SENDIAS Service in Harrow), Central and North West London (CNWL), Fresh Arts C.I.C, Khulisa, Heads Up Partnership, Harrow Carers, Mind in Harrow, The Josh Hanson Charitable Trust, Sweet Science Foundation.

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