Greater Manchester i-THRIVE and young people

The Greater Manchester i-THRIVE (GM i-THRIVE) programme uses the THRIVE Framework for system change (Wolpert et al 2019) to improve mental health outcomes for the children and young people of Greater Manchester.

GM i-THRIVE is aiming to implement the THRIVE framework for system change and it’s principles across all 10 Greater Manchester localities. Working with the Greater Manchester workforce, children, young people and families, and all other stakeholders, we are aiming to improve mental health support and provision across Greater Manchester and have the whole system working in a thrive-like way.

For an overview of the programme itself, along with how it works in Greater Manchester you can download THRIVE description slides v2

What is i-Thrive

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 the course of the programme, we will provide training across the workforce to support delivery of THRIVE-like services.   In addition we will coach local leads through a THRIVE-informed transformation process and work flexibly to understand the specific needs and requirements of each Greater Manchester locality.

Implementing THRIVE requires a whole system approach, but what does this look like for Greater Manchester? Take a look at our Implementing the THRIVE Framework across a whole system slides Whole system and training for managers v2 for attendees or watch the presentation: Implementing the THRIVE Framework across a whole system video presentation

Find out more about our Arts, Culture & Mental Health Programme

GM i-THRIVE Academy Training

Our training is hosted on the GM i-THRIVE Learning Hub. By signing up to use the hub, you’ll be able to access all our e-learning, and sign up to and join our live training.

At present, the hub is hosting our two e-learning modules: Introduction to THRIVE and the brand new Introduction to Arts, Culture and Mental Health. Once you have signed up, you will be automatically enrolled onto both modules.

In future, the hub will be the place where users can sign up to future training sessions, and we will host our live training here. This will include modules such as: getting advice and signposting, ending treatment, risk support, shared decision making, introduction to arts, culture and mental health. We will keep you informed as new training goes live and where you can find out more.

The hub is accessible using just your professional email address and works best in a Chrome browser.  Sign up here

As long as you are working in Greater Manchester you can access all hub content for free. You will be asked to create an account, and what locality in Greater Manchester you work in (if more than one, select where you work most regularly), and which sector of the workforce you work.

The hub will continue to be updated as new training dates are confirmed. Should you have any comments or queries please contact

Learn more about i-THRIVE

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Visit the i-THRIVE website to find out more about i-THRIVE in Greater Manchester and nationally.