Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Programme


What is Greater Manchester i-THRIVE?

The Greater Manchester i-THRIVE (GM i-THRIVE) programme uses the THRIVE Framework (Wolpert et al., 2016) to improve mental health outcomes for the children and young people of Greater Manchester.

The GM i-THRIVE team works with each of Greater Manchester’s 10 Local Transformation Partnerships (LTPs) and the GM Future in Mind Implementation Group to enable the delivery of the Greater Manchester Children and Young People’s Mental Health Transformation Programme.

GM i-THRIVE localities:

We are developing close relationships with provider and commissioning networks, identifying a range of local implementation leads and supporting the creation of  “THRIVE informed” local teams.

Over a three year period the GM i-THRIVE team will provide training for a minimum of 100 front-line staff per year – 10 per locality to be trained as trainers who support delivery of THRIVE-like services.  The GM i-THRIVE team will coach local leads through a THRIVE informed transformation process and work flexibly to understand each locality’s needs and requirements. We draw from both the resources in the i-THRIVE Toolkit and the expertise within the national i-THRIVE Programme team in order to provide each LTP with a tailored package of support.

Who are we?

The GM i-THRIVE programme team is hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. We are based across Central and South Manchester hospital sites. You can contact us on:

To implement the THRIVE Framework across Greater Manchester we are working with the national i-THRIVE Programme team which is a partnership between  the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and UCLPartners.

GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice

Our GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice is a forum that enables shared learning, discussing common issues, and innovations across our 10 localities. The GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice is currently held twice a year, and details of all upcoming events will be shared on this page.

To join the GM i-THRIVE Community of Practice mailing list, please contact:

Contact and events

For any questions or to share information about your own THRIVE event, please contact us.

Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Case Studies

These case studies provide examples of how different localities in GM i-THRIVE have approached implementing the principles of the THRIVE Framework (Wolpert et al., 2016).

Take a look through the below documents to help with your implementation of THRIVE in Greater Manchester: