Around 80% of children at any one time are experiencing the normal ups and downs of life but do not need individualised advice or support around their mental health issues. They are considered to be in the Thriving group.
They may however benefit from prevention and promotion strategies to maintain wellbeing, and communities implementing the THRIVE Framework should consider how best to support such initiatives at a system level.
Within this grouping are children and young people who are particularly vulnerable due to a range of social factors such as poverty, poor education, abuse or neglect; environmental factors including injustice, discrimination, and social and gender inequalities; and individual factors such as experience of abuse, a learning disability, or physical health problems.
Particular care may need to be taken by the system to try to systematically address the issues that put these children at risk and to ensure these groups have access to prevention and promotion strategies that meet their needs.
Children, young people and their families are involved in a shared decision making process about the type of help and support they might choose to engage in.
- Thriving 7 Minute Briefing
- THRIVE Framework Animation: Look out for the Thriving section of the animation to see how children and young people have brought this needs based grouping to life.
Thriving i-THRIVE Implementation Stories
The following implementation stories focus on supporting Thriving in a local context.
- How Unity Radio is promoting engagement and resilience in Manchester’s young people
- Social Mediation and Self Help (SMASH) in Schools
- The innovative #Thrive service in Rochdale
- The Camden CAMHS in Schools Service
- Developing a Resilience in Schools Programme in Luton
- How the More than Mentors Peer Mentoring Programme is aligned with the THRIVE Framework for system change
- Longdendale High School’s whole school curriculum to support the emotional health and wellbeing of students, staff, and the wider community
- How Unity Radio adapted their offer to continue supporting young people’s emotional health during the COVID-19 lockdown
- Level Up: safe steps to Secondary Schools
To access direct support from the programme team to assist with the implementation of the THRIVE Framework locally, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.