What is the i-THRIVE framework?

The CAMHS team is working hard to implement a new framework, called i-THRIVE. This was originally developed by a collaboration of authors from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in 2014. 

The i-THRIVE framework is an integrated, person-centred and needs-led approach to delivering mental health services for children, young people and families. This means that mental health needs are defined by children, young people and their families, alongside professionals, through shared decision making.

Emphasis is placed on the promotion of mental health and wellbeing across the whole population. Children, young people and their families are empowered through active involvement in decisions about their care, which is fundamental to the approach.