Thrive provides the tools, skills and insights needed to help children become more emotionally resilient

Grounded in established neuroscience, attachment theory and child development, the Thrive Approach has been developed over the past 25 years and draws on a wealth of experience in social work, psychotherapy and education. As a result of implementing the Thrive Approach, children and young people are better placed to engage with their learning and with life.

Thrive's commitment is to:

Support and encourage the development of confident, curious, creative and capable children and young people who are open to learning and better equipped to deal with life’s ups and downs.

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 Thrive-Online, a web-based assessment and monitoring tool, and training. Thrive training focuses 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, as well as in Australia. To date, more than 34,000 staff have received Thrive training, ensuring that around 400,000 children have access to the Thrive Approach, changing lives and increasing educational attainment levels.

Meet the team

The Thrive team are all committed to helping make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Many of the team have previously worked in settings that have embedded the Thrive Approach.

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Thrive's ways of working


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


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


Embracing change and harnessing new technologies and innovative approaches that will increase accessibility and reach.


Developing Thrive as a modern, sustainable and well-run business.



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