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National i-THRIVE Community of Practice November 2022



Feedback from the National i-THRIVE CoP Event:

Supporting Shared Decision Making and Personalised Care through Integrated Front Doors

On Thursday 3rd November, the National i-THRIVE Programme led an online Community of Practice event on using integrated front doors to support personalised care and shared decision making. We heard how the Family Hubs model can be used to support the implementation of an Integrated Front Door, delivered by guest speaker Steve Bywater (Strategic Supporting Families Manager across Westminster). This was followed by presentations from Islington in London (delivered by Stephanie Campos, SEMH team manager in Islington) and Greater Manchester (delivered by Dr Paul Wallis, i-THRIVE lead, and Angela Daniel, i-THRIVE Programme Manager), sharing their experiences of developing an Integrated Front Door and challenges they have faced.

The event was well-attended by over 60 attendees, representing nearly 30 regions, and feedback was overwhelming positive. Participants found it helpful learning from other sites and highly valued opportunities to share challenges and network across the system.

You can download the slidedeck here.

Given the energy and enthusiasm from this session, we are planning to deliver the next National event in March 2023, which will hopefully be face-to-face. Based on feedback from attendees, we would like to invite sites to talk about their i-THRIVE implementation journeys, so get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to share. If there are any other areas that you'd like to explore then let us know.

As we are committed to increasing the diversity of our speakers and events, we are particularly keen to offer presenting opportunities and training to those from minority groups. Please get in touch if you would be interested in presenting.

If you would like to express your interest in our next National i-THRIVE CoP event or have any questions for the team, please email

Surrey Mindworks

There is currently a great opportunity to join and lead the TPFT team in our work with the Mindworks Surrey Alliance.

The post is for a full time Specialist Service Manager in the Clinical Programme Team/Mindworks Surrey at NHS AfC: Band 8c.
The Clinical Specialist Service Manager provides the clinical leadership for this highly specialised service.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (TPFT) works as part of a service newly created in April 2021 called Surrey Mindworks which is made up of NHS and voluntary sector organisations partnering to create a service to meet the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of children, young people and their families in the county of Surrey.  Our role as a team is to develop and embed the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) across the system, in collaboration with Mindworks Alliance Partners and the National i-THRIVE Programme Team.
The post holder will be part of the TPFT team which will consist of a highly motivated, well qualified and senior group of CAMHS Clinicians (approximately 9WTE) with clinical and strategic leadership roles to support the implementation and embedding of the THRIVE Framework in Surrey Mindworks. 
Please see the link below for details and how to apply;

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Action Learning Set Facilitator Training 

UPDATE: Spaces for the Jan 2023 ALS facilitator training are now fully booked. If this is something that you would be interested in in future please let us know.

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.

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.


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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