Model of care aimed at improving delivery of mental health services for children, young people and their families.
The THRIVE framework is an integrated, person-centred and needs-led approach to delivering mental health services for children, young people and their families. It conceptualises need in five categories: Thriving, Getting Advice and Signposting, Getting Help, Getting More Help and Getting Risk Support. Emphasis is placed on prevention and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing.
Children, young people and their families are empowered through active involvement in decisions about their care through shared decision-making, which is fundamental to the approach. The i-Thrive team is working with CCGs, NHS Trusts and local authorities across the country to implement the framework.
Anna is a Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry at Cambridge, and Implementation Lead for the i-Thrive partnership, involving the Anna Freud Centre, the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the Dartmouth Centre for Health Care Delivery Science (US) and UCLPartners.