i-THRIVE grids

i-THRIVE Grids

The i-THRIVE Grids are paper-based decision aids co-produced with young people, parents, and mental health professionals. The grids were funded by a Health Foundation ‘Innovating for Improvement’ grant. They have since been introduced in the North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) as part of the i-THRIVE Scaling Up Improvement Project, also funded by the Health Foundation. These tools can be used with a young person, a parent, and a mental health professional to facilitate conversation around treatment or care. To date, eight one-page grids have been developed covering low mood, self-harm, ADHD, and generalised anxiety. Five of the grids received endorsement from NICE in June 2018.

Further details about the history of this project can be found here.

Example i-THRIVE Grids

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Shared Decision Making to Facilitate Personalised Care

The Shared Decision Making Academy Module was developed by Rosa Town, Research Officer for i-THRIVE Grids, in collaboration with the National i-THRIVE Programme team and the i-THRIVE Scaling Up team in NELFT, to train mental health professionals to use the i-THRIVE Grids to improve shared decision making in their practice.

This training was successfully piloted with mental health practitioners in the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and NELFT from February to May 2018. Costings for delivery can be found in section 5 here.

To find out more about the module and how to gain accreditation to use the i-THRIVE Grids, please contact the team at