Thriving plus: resources for helping families at home

In the current climate the amount of content advising children, young people and families on how to manage their mental health and wellbeing may be overwhelming. The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has not only influenced the way we manage our lives on a day to day basis, but also how we interact with services and access help and support. It can be challenging getting used to spending more time at home looking after family and friends, alongside looking after your own mental health and wellbeing.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for families to find the resources they need to support them during this time. This page contains reliable content that will continuously be updated throughout this challenging time, ranging from videos, to activities for children, advice for parents/carers and Government guidance. The content is categorised according where they sit within the needs-based groupings of the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019).

The THRIVE Framework thinks about the mental health and wellbeing needs of children, young people and families in terms of five different needs based groupings. The groupings help organise the different options that are available depending on what you feel would be most helpful at this moment in time. The needs-based groupings are:

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Resources for those whose current need is support to maintain mental wellbeing through effective prevention and promotion strategies.

Getting advice and signposting

Resources for those who need advice and signposting.

Getting help

Resources for those who need focused goals-based input.

Getting more help

Resources for those who need more extensive and specialised goal-based help.

Getting risk support

Resources for those who have not benefited from or are unable to use help, but are of such a risk that they are still in contact with services.

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