Harrow Horizons (Enhanced School Service)

Age range: 4 - 25 | Price: Free | Project by: Barnardo's
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About Project

The Harrow Horizons Enhanced School Service (ESS) offers mental health and well-being support to children and young people in participating schools across the borough. We work with those up to the age of 18 (or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) offering short to medium term therapeutic interventions, either individually or in small groups, for a range of issues, including:

 Low mood and anxiety
 Exam stress
 Poor self-esteem / body image
 Mild to moderate self-harm
 Familial / relationship difficulties
 Bereavement; and
 Mild to moderate challenging behaviour as a result of SEND

We put children and young people at the heart of our work. Using a client-led, strengths-based approach, we aim to empower young people, offering strategies which increase resilience and everyday coping skills. By offering individualised advice and guidance to parents and schools, we are able to promote positive change for young people and their support networks.

Our experienced team of counsellors and psychotherapists incorporate a wide range of therapeutic techniques into client sessions, including:

 Talking therapies
 Art, drama and play therapy
 Dance movement psychotherapy
 Solution-focused therapy
 Cognitive behavioural therapy; and
 Parenting support

A typical intervention lasts between three and eight sessions, but participating schools are able to extend interventions based upon the young person’s needs. Follow-up support by way of signposting or onward referral is provided to both schools and families.

For more information on the Enhanced School Service, please contact Priya Ganatra, people services commissioner at Harrow Council on 0208 420 9237 -priya.ganatra@harrow.gov.uk. Alternatively you can get in touch with our friendly team on 0208 427 1322.

Project runs daily
from 09:00 to 16:00 on weekdays

During: School Term

Excluding: School Holidays & Bank Holidays

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In-person Support In-person Support
Target Young People
Cost Free
Age of participants 4 - 25
Available from - to 09/07/2019-21/12/2022


21 Pinner Road
Harrow, HA1 4ES