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Listening to children’s voices with our THRIVE Framework

Children’s Mental Health Week is a mental health awareness week that empowers, equips and gives a voice to all children and young people in the UK. 

Launched in 2015 and now in its 10th year, the theme this year is ‘My Voice Matters’.

In line with this, one of the key principles of the THRIVE Framework for system change is shared decision making. Children, young people and families’ involvement in their care is key to increase positive outcomes, including sense of agency and engagement with treatment, and allows for personalised care. 

There is a National i-THRIVE community of practice event taking place on 7 March, hosted by the National i-THRIVE programme. This in-person event provides an opportunity to hear how the THRIVE Framework has been implemented to provide better mental health support for children and young people.

Throughout the day, you’ll hear best practice examples from across the sector and learn how to overcome the potential challenges and barriers to implementing the THRIVE Framework across complex systems. Find out more and book your place now.

For anyone interested in further training to support their workforce, The National i-THRIVE Programme run an i-THRIVE academy module: Using Shared Decision Making to Facilitate Personalised Care. The i-THRIVE website also contains a range of free resources to support this, including i-THRIVE implementation stories and materials from our previous community of practice events. Please reach out if you would like further support.

You can also access further information on Children’s Mental Heath week on Place2Be website, a children and young people’s mental health charity supporting pupils, families and staff in UK schools. 

Find free Children’s Mental Health Week resources for schools and families