The THRIVE Framework

THRIVE: a conceptual framework for CAMHS (2014) was developed by a collaboration of authors from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The THRIVE Framework is an integrated, person centred and needs led approach to delivering mental health services for children, young people and their families. It conceptualises need in five categories; Thriving, Getting Advice and Signposting, Getting Help, Getting More Help and Getting Risk Support. Emphasis is placed on prevention and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. Children, young people and their families are empowered through active involvement in decisions about their care through shared decision making, which is fundamental to the approach. THRIVE Elaborated (2015) expands on the THRIVE Framework.

THRIVE Elaborated: Second Edition (2016) includes an updated Foreword which addresses the critiques and possibilities of the THRIVE Framework, exploring how, in spite of the evident focus on mental health interventions for young people in health care settings, the THRIVE Framework holds rich potential when considered as a multiagency framework, across health, education, social care and community settings. The THRIVE Framework for system change (2019) is an accessible summary of the Framework that is transforming young people and families’ mental health support. The summary booklet breaks the THRIVE Framework and Principles down into an accessible format, including case studies and practice examples.

Click here for further information on the THRIVE conceptual framework.

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