About Thrive

Our mission is to help children and young people become more emotionally resilient and better placed to engage with life and learning. 

We do this through our whole-school approach to wellbeing - proven to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment.



Thrive helps children and young people feel safe, supported and ready to learn. Thrive has been providing training, tools and insights to organisations and individuals for over 25 years.

Initially conceived as a way of tackling the issue of school exclusions, Thrive now offers a whole-setting approach to supporting the right-time social and emotional development of all children and young people.

The Thrive Approach consists of:

1. Thrive-OnlineTM (TOL) -  a web-based profiling, action-planning and progress monitoring tool enabling you to ensure the best outcome for each child or group.

2. Thrive training -  focusing on the emotional needs of different age groups, informed by established neuroscience and attachment research, as well as child development studies and research into risk and resilience factors.

With our HQ based in Devon, Thrive is a business that works with local authorities, multi-academy trusts (MATs), individual schools and other settings across Great Britain. To date, more than 50,000 staff have received Thrive training, ensuring that over 627,000 children and young people have access to the Thrive Approach, changing lives and increasing educational attainment levels.

Find out more about how Thrive Began 

Benefits of Thrive



Experience the personal and professional rewards of helping children and young people learn about their emotions and regulate their own behaviour.




Reduce exclusions and improve attendance and attainment by helping children and young people to engage with learning.




Strengthen links with parents and carers, ensuring a joined-up approach to supporting children and young people's emotional and social needs.






Our vision is to... 

  • Provide high-quality, evidence-based training backed by research
  • Raise awareness of the importance of supporting children and young people's social and emotional development
  • Build knowledge of social and emotional development in schools and settings to improve understanding of emotional health and mental wellbeing


Our values shape the work we do


Research and evidence-based practice

Focus on the best outcomes for children and young people through established research and evidence-based practice


Foster the understanding, skills and positive relationships needed to develop and sustain healthy social and emotional wellbeing



Embrace change and harness new technologies and innovative approaches that will increase accessibility and reach


Develop Thrive as a modern, sustainable and well-run business

What the Thrive Approach means to...

Click here to view the full Introduction to the Thrive Approach video

A child

A mentor

A Headteacher

Thrive Case Study - Marpool Primary School



Impact and Research

Settings that have adopted the Thrive Approach have reported many benefits, including fewer disruptions in class, reduced exclusions and improved academic results.

Impact and Research

Meet the Thrive team

The Thrive team are all committed to helping make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Our head office is in Devon where most staff are based, with a regional team spread across the country.

Meet the Team