Case Studies

The THRIVE principles in practice

These case studies provide examples of how  i-THRIVE Community of Practice sites have approached implementing the THRIVE principles locally.

Developing and piloting i-THRIVE grids

Daniel Hayes, Rosa Town and Emilios Lemoniatis have developed and piloted six new decision aids for improving shared decision making in children and young people’s mental health. This case study looks at the development, implementation and evaluation of this tool, and what they learned.

Embedding the THRIVE needs-based groups in the electronic record at the Tavistock and Portman

This case study looks at the process Frederick Peel, Project Manager at the Tavistock and Portman took to embed the use of the THRIVE needs-based groups into care plans.

Getting Advice and Signposting in Havering CAMHS

Thank you to Diana Daniel-Dawson, Interim Lead at Havering Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), North East London NHS Foundation Trust.

The Waltham Forest Long Term Conditions Clinic

Thank you to Sam Illaiee, Iuliana Eparu and Tracey Arthey from Waltham Forest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), North East London Foundation Trust for providing information on their Long Term Conditions Clinic. The clinic has helped them to manage discharges from CAMHS in a way that better meets the needs of children and young people.

How the Waltham Forest THRIVE Clinic Helps To Support Children and Young People Considered to be at Risk

Sam Illaiee, and Tracey Arthey talk about the ‘THRIVE Clinic’ in Waltham Forest CAMHS, North East London Foundation Trust.

Social Mediation and Self Help (SMASH) in Schools

Emma Train-Sullivan, SMASH Programme Manager and Peter Flanagan, Care Group Director for Humber NHS Foundation Trust spoke to the i-THRIVE team about the SMASH programme in schools.

Meeting the Needs of Parents: ‘Getting Advice and Signposting’ in the THRIVE Framework

Helen Brasnett, Clinical Psychologist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families spoke about the Parent Consultation service which is an example of meeting the needs of parents of children and young people who are ‘Getting Advice’ in the THRIVE framework.

Haringey’s First Step Service Model Aligned with the THRIVE Framework

Wendy Lobatto, Service Manager of First Step Haringey describes how they are using the THRIVE framework to support looked after children and young people.

How Unity Radio is promoting engagement and resilience in Manchester’s young people

Lee Dinsdale, Director of Unity Radio spoke to us about how they are supporting young people in Manchester and contributing to the local ambition to implement THRIVE.

Manchester and Salford’s Integrated Care Pathways

Effective integration between agencies in order to support children and young people is a key principle in the THRIVE framework. We spoke to Dr Paul Wallis, Director of Psychological Services at the Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust about the development of their Integrated Access and Care Pathways.

The Tavistock and Portman’s approach to ‘Risk Support’ in Camden

Dr Andy Wiener from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust talks about the Tavistock and Portman’s multi-agency approach to delivering ‘Risk Support’.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership’s CAMHS Choice Clinic

Dr Helen Taylor from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust talks about the development of their CAMHS Choice Clinic and how it is helping them to deliver on the THRIVE principles of high quality assessments with effective signposting and multi-agency liaison.

Eastern Cheshire CCG’s needs-based approach to CAMHS

Emma Leigh MBE describes the approach Eastern Cheshire CCG took to developing a new needs-based model for children and young people’s mental health.

North East London Foundation Trust’s app for improving communication with young people

Emma Selby from Waltham Forest CAMHS talks about an app that has been developed called My Mind, designed to improve communication between children and young people and their clinicians.

Next Steps cards facilitate goal based conversations with children and young people

Dr Fiona Pender from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust describes the Next Step cards which help children and young people identify and talk about their goals in sessions with their clinicians.


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