Case Studies

The THRIVE principles in practice

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

New: 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.

More case studies coming soon.

If you have an example of how you have implemented any of the THRIVE principles in your services and are interested in developing a case study with us, please contact