UP - UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

Supporting Positive Mental Health in Schools

The Schools Programme is a service for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. We provide therapeutic interventions and wellbeing activities to children in London schools. We offer 1-1 therapy, occupational and speech & language therapy, short term interventions and lunch clubs.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1163932)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£103,184

Donations

25

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

  • “The girls really looked forward to your calls each week, It made them feel connected to the bigger school community - thank you”

    — Mum in response to our lockdown survey

  • Before UP I was grumpy and overreacted to everything. I couldn't control my anger. UP have improved my life by helping me to calm myself down. I can walk away now, rather than exploding”

    — Year 6 child

  • “UP has gone far and beyond for this family,they needed every bit of support given them. I do wonder where they would be without your help.”

    — UP Partner Primary School

Situation

There are many children and young people (CYP) struggling with a wide range of needs, including being in crisis due to parental conflict, family bereavement, a serious physical or mental health issue within the family, being bullied or bullying, and the complex blend of problems that occur due to long-term poverty, housing or other social issues. Within the context of covid-19, and the increasing pressure on children, parents, schools and teachers our service is needed now more than ever.

Solution

We support schools and CAMHS by providing a mental health service that helps 1,500 vulnerable children per year. UP therapies give CYP a regular time, space, and consistent adult who use children’s natural language of play and creativity to provide nurturing, and healing experiences. The therapeutic relationship allows CYP who may feel out of control to make choices for themselves, to increase their awareness of the consequences of their actions and develop emotional intelligence and resilience.