Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Programme

What is Greater Manchester i-THRIVE?

The Greater Manchester i-THRIVE (GM i-THRIVE) Programme uses the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) to improve mental health outcomes for the children and young people of Greater Manchester.

The GM i-THRIVE team work with each of Greater Manchester’s 10 Local Transformation Partnerships (LTPs) and the GM Future in Mind Implementation Group to enable the delivery of the Greater Manchester Children and Young People’s Mental Health Transformation Programme.

GM i-THRIVE localities:


They are developing close relationships with provider and commissioning networks, identifying a range of local implementation leads and supporting the creation of  ‘THRIVE informed’ local teams.

Over a three year period the GM i-THRIVE team will provide training across the workforce to support delivery of THRIVE-like services.   In addition they will coach local leads through a THRIVE-informed transformation process and work flexibly to understand the specific needs and requirements of each locality. They draw from both the resources in the i-THRIVE Toolkit and the expertise within the National i-THRIVE Programme Team in order to provide each LTP with a tailored package of support.

Who are GM i-THRIVE?

The GM i-THRIVE Programme team is hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. You can contact them on:

To implement the THRIVE Framework across Greater Manchester they are working with the National i-THRIVE Programme team which is a partnership between  the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and UCLPartners.

GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice

The GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice is a forum that enables shared learning, the discussion of common issues, and innovation across the 10 GM localities. The GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice is currently held twice a year, and details of all upcoming events will be shared with members. Members also receive a bi-monthly newsletter showcasing THRIVE-like practice across GM.

To join the GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice mailing list, please contact: or follow this link to sign up.

GM i-THRIVE Academy Training

The GM i-THRIVE Academy provides training across sectors on learning and development modules that have been created to embed key competencies required to deliver care in a THRIVE-like way.

The modules are:


Module content is developed through the i-THRIVE Academy and adapted to suit professionals’ working in Greater Manchester specifically.

Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Implementation Stories

These stories provide examples of how different localities in GM i-THRIVE have approached implementing the principles of the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019).


To get in touch about implementing the THRIVE Framework in Greater Manchester contact:, or follow GM i-THRIVE on twitter: @gmithrive.

Helpful content

The below documents are helpful in supporting the implementation of the THRIVE Framework in GM:



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