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National i-THRIVE Community of Practice October 2022



National i-THRIVE Community of Practice Event:
Supporting Shared Decision Making and Personalised Care through Integrated Front Doors

Thursday 3rd November 2022

The National i-THRIVE Programme will be leading a session on how integrated front doors can be used to support personalised care and shared decision making. We’ll be hearing from two of our community of practice sites (Greater Manchester and Islington in London) on their experiences of developing an integrated front door and challenges they have faced. This will be followed by a panel discussion, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Due to planned rail strikes and industrial action, the event has been moved online and will take place remotely via Zoom. We will still be encouraging active engagement and there will be opportunities for networking throughout. 

Please contact the team to purchase your ticket.

Action Learning Set Facilitator Training Opportunity

From January 2023... 

This training course will teach the fundamental principles and theoretical underpinnings of Action Learning and includes an experiential element of practice. It aims to equip facilitators with the knowledge and skills to begin to practice as Action Learning Facilitators. Both action and reflection are essential for system learning and growth, particularly during periods of system challenge and change.

Participants will also have the opportunity to experience delivering an Action Learning Set to support service transformation, with appropriate supervision, to support consolidation of Action Learning Set delivery skills and reciprocal learning across transformation sites nationally.

Participants will attend 9x 3 hour sessions on alternate Thursday mornings, from January 2023.

The cost of this training will be £1250 for 27 hours of learning and experience of facilitating an Action Learning Set with supervision

For further information, please email:


Recent Publication:

Impact of a Video-Feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP– SD)

An exploratory pilot study investigated the impact of using video feedback to support adoptive families in the UK, shown to improve parental sensitivity and attunement. Participating adoptive parents describe clear benefits of offering the intervention to adoptive families in the UK.

Download the paper here.

Dugmore, P. et al. (2022) “Using video feedback to support adoptive families in the UK: An exploratory pilot study,” Adoption & Fostering, 46(3), pp. 268–285. Available at:

New i-THRIVE Implementation Story:

Co-producing the Needs Based Grouping Explainer Leaflets

This implementation story describes the development of the THRIVE Framework Needs Based Grouping explainer leaflets, in collaboration with service users.

The National i-THRIVE Programme Team supported the development of these information leaflets to improve understanding of the THRIVE Framework five needs based groupings. The leaflets are intended for all children, young people and families who are engaging in care from the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. 

The needs based grouping explainer leaflets align with a number of the THRIVE Framework principles, including shared decision making, common language, accessibility and needs led.

Download this implementation story here.

CORC Forum:

Thursday 24th November 2022

Sign up for the CORC Forum to hear new research and innovation in understanding and improving child and youth mental health outcomes  

At this year’s annual CORC Forum you will hear the latest research and innovation in understanding and improving child and youth mental health outcomes.  Speakers include Professor Peter Fonagy (Anna Freud Centre and UCL), Professor Jess Deighton (Anna Freud Centre and UCL), Dr Jenna Jacob (CORC), colleagues from NHS England, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and other chid and youth mental health services.  Contributions will cover both big picture developments, and practical and applied learning relating to health, education and voluntary/ community support.  
To find out more and book a place please visit the CORC website.


If you have any queries about implementing the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019), please contact the team at We will endeavour to help in any way we can.

With warm wishes,

The National i-THRIVE Programme Team

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