A mental health charity has teamed up with a City of London funder to create a new project supporting young people.

Mind in Harrow will use the £292,300 provided by City Bridge Trust to set up and run the Harrow HeadsUp programme.

It will provide specialist mental health support services to more than 3,000 young people across the borough over three years.

Services will include early intervention support, professional psychotherapy sessions, specialist support for young refugees and asylum seekers and counselling sessions for young people with ADHD or autism.

Mark Gillham, chief executive of Mind in Harrow, said: “The Mind network has trialled this programme with 16,000 pupils across London, which was evaluated by Goldsmiths College and found to achieve significant benefit.

“There is growing national recognition that the mental health needs of young people have been neglected in this country for far too long and early support can help prevent problems arising in adult life.

“HeadsUp aims to be at the forefront of this positive change in Harrow. We are really excited that we can make this project a reality after over a year of planning and development.”

The initiative, while headed by Mind in Harrow, will be supported by Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre, Paiwand, Centre for ADHD and Autism Support and the Young Harrow Foundation.

Alison Gowman, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, said it was pleased to support the campaign in Harrow.

She said: “This programme will provide an innovative approach to supporting young people across the borough, with organisations working together to provide the best possible services to residents.

“City Bridge Trust is committed to making the capital a better place to live, for all Londoners.”