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CYP Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Programme
Family Action (SENDIAS Service in Harrow)

Year R - 11 Free In-person School Offer


Project availability

from 6 October 2022 to 6 October 2023


Our CYP Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Programme is being offered to primary and secondary school children, who have been identified as needing further support, and those most likely to be referred to CAMHS.

The service also offers support to children and young people not accessing educational setting based on school avoidance (school refuses/home-educated), or identified as at risk of not being in school, and are most likely to be referred to CAMHS by the school welfare officers, the designated safeguarding leads, special needs coordinators or other professional.

The offer:

  • We are offering 12 schools a programme of weekly 1 hour wellbeing sessions for primary and secondary age children over 6 weeks
  • Sessions take place within school, either during school time or after - to be agreed with each school
  • The project team are trained mental health professionals, protective behaviour experts, and SEND specialists.
  • For children and young people who would like to access the programme, but are not attending a school setting there will be masterclasses within community settings in the school holidays.

More about the model of work we use:

The 'Protective Behaviours 'model our practitioners work within provides a strong framework for personal safety, self-esteem, resilience and confidence building in children and young people.

We focus on early intervention using the Protective Behaviours model for primary and secondary school aged children, to address challenging behaviour and supporting and preventing children from experiencing a mental health crisis. The topics that the sessions will cover include:

  • Increased self-awareness of their feelings
  • Increased ability to manage difficult feelings and situations
  • Improved resilience and confidence
  • Identifying strategies to manage challenging thoughts and difficult feelings
  • Building local support networks – particularly through our expertise in accessing SEN support early on through partnership working with settings, schools, colleges, and partner organisations across the borough.

The role of the partner schools:

  • Identifying and referring children and young people to the Programme
  • Supporting the Programme to contact the parents so we can ensure parents are informed and consent to their child taking part
  • Whenever possible one school member to join the sessions (although this is not mandatory for the sessions to go ahead)

Get in touch:

If you would like to discuss further information about running this service in your school, you can contact us at

SEND friendly

We offer some 1:1 support for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities at this programme. Contact us to discuss how we can support your child.


Family Action (SENDIAS Service in Harrow)

020 8428 6487 email hidden; JavaScript is required
34 Wharf Road, London, N1 7GR

In Cooperation with:

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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