Barnardo’s Islington SEMH Service

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Barnardo’s Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) is delivered by a qualified team of talking and creative therapists based in the community in Islington. It provides short-term individual counselling and therapy to the children and young people of Islington experiencing difficulties with their social, emotional and mental health, including:

  • bullying, peer pressure
  • depression, anxiety, low confidence
  • mild self-harm
  • anger management 
  • exam pressure
  • eating issues
  • bereavement

Eligibility criteria


Children and young people between 8 and 25 years old, who are either:

  • registered with a GP in Islington
  • at school in Islington
  • living in Islington


Children and young people who suffer from:

  • moderate to severe self-harm
  • trauma
  • eating disorders
  • severe attachment difficulties
  • severe substance misuse

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

For over-18s, complete the form called Social Emotional Mental Health Service Referral Form over 18s - Barnados (v2) and send by email.


Where to find the form

ISL Global Documents > Mental Health 

For Word version of the referral form, see Downloads.

Self-referral Download Form

Self-referrals for over 18's can be made by returning the completed referral form by email to

Self-referrals for under 18's can be made via the Request a service referral form on the Islington Council Website.

For Word version of the self-referral form, see Downloads.



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