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Harrow Horizons: early intervention and prevention service

Harrow Horizons is an emotional wellbeing service for families.

The service offers support to children and young people aged between 4 and 18, and up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities.

How does it work?

Harrow Horizons works with children, young people and their families presenting with mild to moderate mental health need.

The service offers evidence-based individual and group interventions to address mild to moderate wellbeing needs. The service’s wellbeing practitioners mostly use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-informed and mentalization approaches.

The work takes place on an outreach basis in schools, family homes and other community venues, as well as virtually. It is delivered by Anna Freud and jointly commissioned by NHS North West London (Harrow) and the London Borough of Harrow.

We support families through:

  • individual evidence-based interventions in schools for children and young people who are experiencing difficulties including anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties

  • individual and group interventions with parents/carers 

  • brief evidence-based interventions which are focused, goal-based and time-limited

  • holding parent/carer webinars on common issues of need

We support professionals through:

  • consultation offering support and clinical advice 

  • signposting, training and workshops

Making a referral

Referrals can be made by young people, parents/carers, schools and professionals. The young person must be a Harrow resident and attend a Harrow school/college (with the exception of Harrow looked-after children, and children/young people with an EHCP).

The same referral process is used for all and can be done by:

Get in touch

If you have questions about the service, you can get in touch via email on or by phone on 0300 030 2313.