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National i-THRIVE community of practice event

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The National i-THRIVE community of practice comprises over 99 local sites that are working to implement the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al., 2019) in their services for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Hosted by the National i-THRIVE programme, this in-person event provides an opportunity to hear how these sites are implementing the THRIVE Framework 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.

During this event, you will:

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for professionals from across the children’s workforce. You might be working in health and social care, youth justice, the police, education, local authority, or the voluntary sector.

There will be participants from all levels of the system, such as senior leads, commissioners, practitioners, and operational teams, all interested in supporting the implementation of the THRIVE Framework for system change in their locality.

Participants may have various levels knowledge of the THRIVE Framework before attending, but we hope that by attending you will gain a better understanding.

Event details

The day will consist of a series of presentations, delivered by guest speakers, including individuals leading on transformation from across our National i-THRIVE community of practice. You will be able to take part in practical exercises and reflect on the talks, and ask questions during the Q&A session. Throughout the day, there’ll be valuable opportunities so that you can collaborate with others and gain insight into other systems.

10:00-10:30Registration (tea/ coffee)
10:30-10:45Welcome & introductionsNational i-THRIVE Programme
10:45-11:30East of England’s regional approach to
Jo John & Dr Beth Mosley,
East of England
11:45-12:30Sirona’s public health approach to
Penny Hazelwood & Fai Pope,
Sirona care & health
13:00-13:45Lunch & networking
13:45-14:15Learning from the implementation of the Waiting Room website in the North Central London Integrated Care SystemFreddie Peel & Dr Rosa Town,
NCL Waiting Room
14:15-14:30Break (tea/coffee)
14:30-15:00National i-THRIVE EvaluationDr Anna Moore & Dr Rachel Sippy
Anna Freud Centre
15:20-15:40Final reflections & closeNational i-THRIVE Programme
15:40-16:00NetworkingNational i-THRIVE Programme
“Valued networking/ collaborating opportunities with other sites implementing THRIVE”
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“Helpful reminders of tools & resources to support implementation”
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“Insight into whole-system implementation ”
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“Examples of best practice”
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