Around 10% of children and young people have a mental health problem, leading to a negative effect on their physical health, quality of life and making them vulnerable to poor relationships, violence and substance abuse.
As part of the Health Foundation’s second scaling up improvement programme we supported North East London NHS Foundation Trust and Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust implemented their i-THRIVE model to four localities across their area
i-THRIVE is a conceptual framework which allows mental health care and support to be delivered according to the needs and preferences of young people and their families. It uses an integrated person-centred model of child and adolescent mental health care.
The programme improved access to care, reduced patient waiting times and overall improved patient experience.
Find out more about the Health Foundation’s programme here https://www.health.org.uk/improvement-projects/inspire-%E2%80%93-intensive-care-syndrome-promoting-independence-and-return-to
Find out more about i-THIRVE at http://www.implementingthrive.org/