Accessible summary of the THRIVE Framework now available

25 March 2019

A new accessible summary of the THRIVE Framework was launched today (Monday, March 25).

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Available to download now, the summary includes case studies and examples of the THRIVE Framework and Principles in practice.

THRIVE is a conceptual framework for Child and Adolescent Mental Health developed by a collaboration of authors from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and was highlighted in the NHS Long-Term Plan.

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.

THRIVE emphasises that the decision on how best to support a child’s mental health cannot be based purely on their diagnosis or presenting symptoms. It stresses the importance of drawing on the evidence base, alongside being transparent about the limitations of treatment, and explicitly engaging children and their families in shared decision-making about the type of help or support they need. The framework suggests that all those involved in the delivery of care across health, education, social care and the voluntary sector work closely with one another to meet these needs, agree on aims, and review progress.

The programme has been part of our delivery of CAMHS services in Camden and has had a clear positive impact on outcomes and the use of resources.

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