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i-THRIVE Academy Practice Development Module

The THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) encourages the promotion of resilience, to build the ability of a community to prevent, support and intervene successfully in mental health issues. Health input with those in this group should involve some of the most experienced workforce, bringing their expertise to inform shared decision making about whose needs can be met by this approach and how best to help them.

Upon completing this training module, attendees will be able to:

  • describe the five needs based groupings identified in the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) and describe how the THRIVE Framework benefits children, young people and their families;
  • understand the role of the National i-THRIVE Programme in supporting implementation of the THRIVE Framework for system change;
  • consider which THRIVE Framework needs based grouping may be most appropriate and collaboratively explore and decide on options;
  • understand how to share a common language across sectors and with children, young people and their families;
  • develop skills to support self-management when this is the agreed approach, and;
  • understand how to keep up to date with what provision is available locally.

Who is best to attend?

Representatives from across the children’s workforce.

This module is delivered by Dr Ann York, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and co-founder of the Choice and Partnership Approach along with Kate Dalzell, Head of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC).

Content was developed by Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE and Dr Ann York.

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The i-THRIVE Academy pilot in 2017 was funded by Health Education England.