Health and Social Care

The Thrive Approach is widely adopted within the health and social care sector due to the impact it has on the emotional development of young people.

Health and social care professionals use Thrive to identify the social and emotional development needs of the children and young people they work with.


Children flourish when they are confident, self-assured, capable and adaptable

The Thrive Approach helps you work in a targeted and trauma-sensitive way with young people who may have experienced interruptions in their development. Using Thrive-Online, you can identify areas of missed learning and put together relevant strategies and action plans to support social and emotional wellbeing and help young people re-engage with life and learning.





Transform your approach


Become a Thrive Licensed Practitioner

As a Thrive Licensed Practitioner, you will be equipped with a deep, practical knowledge of Thrive and the underpinning theory and skills required to meet the social and emotional needs of the children and young people you work with.

You will learn about the developmental journey children go on as they grow, including the stages of social and emotional development and how the brain changes at each stage. You will explore the role of the arts, play and creativity in supporting the needs of young people and develop strategies for building supportive relationships.

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Identify missing learning


A unique system for screening, action-planning and monitoring

Using Thrive-Online, our web-based profiling, action-planning and monitoring tool, you can review young people’s social and emotional skills and create custom action plans for families and colleagues to follow. 

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Continuing professional development

Further develop your Thrive practice


Explore a range of courses to suit your needs

These short courses run throughout the year and are designed to deepen your knowledge of the Thrive Approach and inspire you with ideas and strategies to take back to your setting. Topics include change and loss, connecting with animals and nature, stress and anxiety and working with parents and carers.



Features that benefit the health and social care sector

Work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have experienced interruptions in their development.


Create individual action plans that can be implemented by the adults closest to the young people you work with.


Select from a raft of practical, creative and fun activities that can be used at home and in schools.


Measure and report on the progress of the young people you work with over time.