As local sites begin to explore whether the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) could form the basis for their children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing offer, it may be useful to share some communications about the THRIVE Framework and the National i-THRIVE Programme with colleagues from across the system.
Please click on the links below to download the relevant materials.
Thinking about using the THRIVE Framework and the National i-THRIVE Programme locally as a basis for your children and young people’s mental health offer?
7 Minute Briefings
The 7 Minute Briefings provide a concise overview of the key principles of the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) and how to implement them based on a technique borrowed from the FBI. They are intended to provide learning in a manageable and memorable way and will help teams reflect on their practice and can be presented to staff on a regular basis.
This video is of Professor Miranda Wolpert providing a short, 5-minute introduction to the THRIVE Framework for system change.
Mapping current provision against the THRIVE Framework needs based groupings
Implementing the THRIVE Framework can feel like a big undertaking but there are many principles of the Framework and aspects of implementation that will already be in place in your area or that are already being addressed by current or planned initiatives. It can help to have these mapped out against the core components of the THRIVE Framework; each needs based grouping.
The slides can be printed out and used as a group exercise during initial engagement sessions with staff to map out recent service developments according to which THRIVE Framework needs grouping they relate to. Click here to download it.
Here is a useful implementation story created with Seven Sisters Primary School in Haringey, who undertook the mapping exercise with their pastoral team and a local voluntary sector organisation.
Developing local definitions of the THRIVE Framework needs based groupings workshop
The National i-THRIVE Programme has developed a workshop to support whole system understanding of the five THRIVE Framework needs based groupings, enabling the development of locally owned definitions for each of the needs based groupings. Once the workshop has been completed local cross sector definitions for each of the needs based groupings will have been developed to support having a whole system shared language and with the local implementation of the THRIVE Framework.
The slides can be used for a group exercise during initial engagement sessions with cross sector staff:
Values, behaviours and culture change workshop
This workshop was created to help sites to understand what needs to be in place to enable the THRIVE Framework to be embedded across the system.
The workshop is best suited to a cross sector event that includes representation from health, education, social care and the voluntary sector and is a good follow up to the ‘Developing local definitions of the THRIVE Framework needs based grouping’ workshop.
We are always interested to hear about people’s experiences of using these materials for their events. If you have any experiences and feedback that you’d like to share, please email the team at email@example.com.