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Unlocking Potential

Unlocking Potential (UP) is a children’s mental health charity which works collaboratively with schools to support children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs (SEMH).

Our School’s Programme is a multidisciplinary service; led by a Therapy Team Manager based in school who delivers a range of therapeutic interventions and wellbeing activities for children. Our wider team includes child psychotherapists, creative art therapists, occupational and speech and language therapists. We aim to provide flexible, timely and targeted interventions to improve emotional wellbeing across our school community.

We work closely with students, school staff, parents and caregivers to enable all students in school to feel better understood, reduce anxieties, support with behaviour, improve classroom dynamics and support students’ positive relationship building. 

We provide a Speak UP service where children can self-refer to talk to our Therapy Team Manager at a playtime or lunchtime if they have a worry, or something they need help with. All children are welcome to make use of this.

The Therapy Team Manager is also available if teachers or parents feel a student would 

benefit from a check-in offering emotional support or reassurance.

The Therapy Team Manager at Griffin is Natasha Doulton. Please talk to your child’s teacher or the school office if you would like to find out more about our service or arrange to meet with Natasha Doulton.


Please click the link to read UP's Spring Term Therapy Report for Griffin: here


You can also visit to find out more about The Schools Programme and Unlocking Potential.