National i-THRIVE Community of Practice

The National i-THRIVE Community of Practice is made up of over 99 local sites that are working to implement the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) in their services for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. These sites are responsible for over 65% of the population of children and young people in England.

Annual membership of the National i-THRIVE Community of Practice entitles sites to a number of benefits including:

  • Opportunity for local cross-sector representatives to attend bi-annual national cross-sector shared learning events
  • Monthly newsletters, sharing examples of best practice and resources to support implementation of the THRIVE Framework
  • Support to write one i-THRIVE Implementation Story to showcase local best practice
  • Opportunities for the children’s workforce across the locality to liaise and engage with members, enabling collaborative practice across national sites
  • Annual termly or quarterly coaching and consultation support with the National i-THRIVE Programme to build local capacity
    • Consultation call structure:
      • Provide an update on where things are at with implementation locally
      • Share current priority areas and local contextual landscape for these priorities
      • Discuss what the strategic plan is for taking the priority areas forward
      • Consider what the National i-THRIVE Programme team might be able to help with e.g. supporting engagement, delivering training, highlighting useful tools and implementation stories within the website, and potentially linking with other implementation areas and current work streams within the National i-THRIVE Programme that might have a similar focus

For details of the National i-THRIVE Community of Practice events to date please click here.

For implementation stories from a variety of sites within the National i-THRIVE Community of Practice please click here.

Map of membership of the National i-THRIVE Community of Practice:

*map based on CCG boundaries in 2015.

If you are interested in joining the National i-THRIVE Community of Practice or would like to find out more about the support that you can access through it, please contact the team at Please note that this email address is not for clinical enquiries as we do not offer a direct clinical service.