Barnardo’s SEMH Service


Self-directed referrals are appropriate for this service. Direct patients to the provider website (see below) for further information.

Barnardo's Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) Service provides short-term individual counselling and therapy to the children and young people of Islington experiencing difficulties with their social, emotional and mental health.

The service offers support with:

  • bullying and peer pressure
  • depression, anxiety and low confidence
  • mild to moderate self-harm
  • anger management
  • exam pressures
  • eating issues
  • bereavement.

Eligibility criteria


  • aged 8-18 (or 8-25 for those with special educational needs)
  • registered with an Islington GP/lives in Islington/attends school in Islington.

Provided By

General Services

Adult Safeguarding

Child Safeguarding

Community Services

Navigating Self-Care

Urgent & Emergency Care for Adults

Urgent & Emergency Care for Children

Review date: Tuesday, 28 November 2023