View this email in your browser

National i-THRIVE Community of Practice 
February 2022


New Implementation Story:
Arts, Culture & Mental Health in Greater Manchester

Kevin Edward Turner, Artistic Director, and Sam Broadbent, Learning & Participation Manager at Company Chameleon meet Kat Taylor, GM i-THRIVE Arts, Culture and Mental Health Programme Manager to explore how arts and cultural provision can support emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people.

Their story can be found live on our website here.

If you are interested in creating a local Implementation Story to showcase how your locality is aligned with the principles and needs based groupings of the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019), please contact the team on
Social Prescribing Week: 4-11 March 2022

Thursday 10th March is Social Prescribing Day!

Social Prescribing promotes needs-focussed activities and community support as non-medical forms of intervention to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Further information on Social Prescribing can be found on
NASP website here.

Honouring Social Prescribing Day in our Community of Practice event
Colleagues from the Anna Freud Centre will be delivering a presentation on Social Prescribing at our next CoP event on 10th March.
Please see the link here to sign up to our next CoP event, which is in collaboration with AMBIT. 

The National i-THRIVE Academy Module:
'Using the i-THRIVE Grids to Improve Shared Decision Making'.

The vision of Social Prescribing very much aligns with the THRIVE conceptual framework, in which Shared Decision is a key feature.
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;
- Explain the research behind shared decision making and why it is important in the context of child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing;
- Identify how shared decision making is used within the THRIVE Framework for system change to benefit all stakeholders;
- Explain the benefits of using i-THRIVE Grids as a tool to promote shared decision making;
- Identify where and when you will start to use the i-THRIVE Grids in your work with young people and their families, and;
- Be accredited to use the i-THRIVE Grids in their practice.

If you are interested in registering for this training then please email our team on 

CoP event: Using Ambit for supporting ICS partnerships.

Date: Thursday 10th March 2022
Time: 10-12
Register here.

AMBIT is a mentalization based team approach for teams working with young people with severe and multiple needs, who do not tend to access mainstream services. We believe that this approach is well suited to enabling localities to support ICS partnerships.

This event hopes to bring together multiagency partners with the aim to get system ready for supporting implementation of the THRIVE framework across the ICSs. It will consider a range of AMBIT principles and tools to ensure initiatives supporting risk are robust and aligned with the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019), with integrated needs led support.
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


Copyright © 2021 National i-THRIVE Programme, All rights reserved.


National i-THRIVE Programme mailing address is:

If you would like to stop receiving these emails, please email ithriveinfo to be removed from the distribution list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
i-THRIVE Programme, The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families · 4-8 Rodney Street · London, N1 9JH · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp