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Harrow Directory of Services Index: Healthy Schools

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH), and Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Healthy Eating, Oral Health and Physical Activity


The Good Thinking Service


Borough: All London Boroughs

Provision Summary:
The Good Thinking Service is a free digital mental wellbeing service to help people to self-assess and self-manage their mental wellbeing. The service provide support for low level depression, anxiety, stress and sleep problems. Good thinking is on-demand, around-the-clock support for anyone living or working in London. The service is funded by NHS, London’s borough councils and Public Health England. It is delivered by Healthy London Partnership

Target Group: All

Cost implication: Free

Trees For Cities – Edible Playgrounds

Paul Sadler
Edible Playgrounds Project Development Officer

Prince Consort Lodge,
Kennington Park,
Kennington Park Place,
SE11 4AS

Mobile No: 07591387266

Borough: All London Boroughs

Provision Summary:
Edible Playgrounds transform school grounds into vibrant outdoor teaching gardens that inspire hands-on learning and get children excited about growing and eating healthy food. They help improve health and wellbeing, open up access to nature, and provide a fun outdoor learning environment that supports cross-curriculum teaching.

The Edible Playgrounds programme offers a comprehensive service comprising engagement of the whole school community, design, build, planting with pupils, teacher training, and planning support throughout the academic year. The uniqueness and value of the programme lies in embedding food-growing into the school curriculum across all subjects so that teachers learn to teach through gardening, not to become gardeners themselves. This approach builds teachers’ skills and confidence to use their Edible Playground in fresh, innovative ways as an outdoor teaching resource.

Target Group: Primary School / Secondary School

Cost implication for the school: A typical Edible Playground project costs £30,000 with schools asked to make a contribution of no more than £5,000 plus VAT. Trees for Cities will meet the remaining cost through our corporate funders. We can advise you on where best to access specific grants and funding.

HOPE Harrow (Harrow Family Learning Network) – Parenting Support

Jane Jaroudi

64 Pinner Road,

Tel No:               020 8863 7319

Borough:  Based in Harrow but all neighbouring boroughs are welcome to join our courses

Provision Summary:
HOPE offers a wide range of parenting support: parenting groups, courses, workshops and one to one parent mentoring in English and also community languages.

For professionals, HOPE can provide workshops and training sessions on any of the topics listed below, focussing on communication skills, improving behaviour in the classroom and motivating students to learn.

Fees for courses and workshops vary.

1.  One to One Parent Mentoring Service

For parents who would like individual support around parenting issues. A trained parent mentor visits the parent/carer in their home or a community venue, where they can share their concerns about their family in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The mentor will help the parent/carer to explore effective parenting strategies to meet their family’s needs. There is a fee for all parents:£40 per hour (M-F during the day) or £60 evenings or weekends.

2.  Mother Tongue Parenting Support

Culturally sensitive parenting support, courses and workshops for parents in their first language – by arrangement in schools and in the community (Tamil, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Kurdish, Greek, Chinese, and Arabic).

3.  Effective Parenting

An 8 week course where parents/carers learn practical communication skills and positive parenting strategies for everyday life to develop their abilities to bring up confident, happy, and co-operative children.

4. Living with a Teenager

An 8 week course covering the issues and challenges presented by pre-teens and teenagers. Topics include:

  • Understanding and acknowledging the needs of adolescents
  • Practicing ways of negotiating and setting limits
  • Finding different ways to communicate effectively
  • Explore peer pressure

5. Anger Management

Courses and workshops for parents/carers and children separately or together to develop strategies to manage anger in the family.

6. Workshops

Topics include: Sibling Rivalry, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Living with Toddlers, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Bullying, Speakeasy, Stress Reduction, Positive Discipline, Ages and Stages of Development, Parenting Pre-Teens, Bedtime struggles, Internet Safety, Social Media Safety, Setting Limits, Homework strategies and motivation in school, Transition to Primary or Secondary School, Bullying, Successful Routines, Family Meetings, Successful Grand parenting. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of parents and schools.

HOPE’s Facilitators are trained in the following evidence based parenting programmes

                                            • Family Links Nurturing Programme
                                            • Speakeasy Sex & Relationship Education
                                            • Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme
                                            • Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities
                                            • WhyTry
                                            • Mellow Parenting
                                            • Working with Parents

Target Group:  Primary School / Secondary School

Cost implication for the school:Yes (it varies according to the specific requirements).

Food Growing Schools: London

Colette Bond
Head of Education

Garden Organic,
Ryton Organic Gardens

Tel No:    0207 065 0889

Borough: London wide

Provision Summary:
Food Growing Schools: London brings together the very best of London’s food growing expertise, information and support, with the ambition to inspire and equip every school in London to grow their own food.

This exciting project is a partnership initiative led by Garden Organic and working together with the RHS, School Food Matters, Capital Growth, Trees for Cities, Food for Life and Mayor of London. We work with both experienced schools and those new to food growing, to provide free resources and advice, develop skills and expertise, and connect schools with community volunteers and businesses to build sustainable networks of support.

Our support is wide ranging with many resources available via our website and we cover the following:

  • FGSL Directory offers an extensive list of local, London-wide and national organisations that offer all different sorts of support so you can make links that work for your school.
  • Curriculum ideas: lesson plans and ideas on linking food growing throughout the curriculum
  • Food growing guides and resources
  • Help to find free or low-cost gardening materials and tools
  • Competitions to win gardening items, vouchers, or a visit from one of our team
  • Termly themes: Grow Your Own Picnic, Grow Your Own Business, and Growing Around the World.

How to get involved:

Target Group: Schools of all ages and types

Cost implication for the school: None

The Diana Award

Daniel Gothard,
Awards Coordinator

1 Mark Square

Email: /
Tel:     020 3934 2160
Alternative website:

Borough: All boroughs

Provision Summary:
This is an international award scheme celebrating youth social action in Diana Princess of Wales’ legacy, alumni programme upskilling young people in employability and social action skills, mentoring disadvantaged and at-risk young people and anti-bullying campaign and training programmes.

Target Groups: Primary and Secondary Schools

Cost implication for schools: FREE