Local Authorities

The Thrive Approach delivers a wide range of benefits for local authorities, including building in-house capacity, and reducing both referrals to overstretched services and the need for expensive interventions.

As a result, Thrive is used by many local authorities to improve the life chances for the children and young people in their communities.

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Wellbeing and health for all

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) estimates that the cost of exclusion in England is around £370,000 per young person in lifetime education, healthcare and criminal justice costs. These young people are also ten times more likely to suffer recognised mental health problems.

Mental health is high on the government’s agenda following the pandemic, but sustainable, long-term support will be vital in helping young people recover from the challenges of the past year – and prevent the risk of young people dropping out of education and requiring more expensive interventions later in life.

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Your Local Authority’s Thrive Journey

Although every Local Authority has its own requirements and objectives, there is one simple route you can follow to start your Thrive journey today.

The route below can be adjusted to accommodate different budget levels and setting types while allowing you to implement Thrive in settings as a whole school approach.

Start your Thrive journey by joining over 2800 settings in the UK already using Thrive to improve the emotional wellbeing and attainment of the children and young people in their setting.

Local Authority Thrive Journey

Local Authority route

To ensure that there is full support and understanding of how to develop a whole setting wellbeing programme throughout your schools, one senior leadership team member of each one of your settings attends our Leading Emotionally Healthy Settings course.

This is followed by one or two staff members from each of your schools joining our Licensed Practitioner training; learning how to be and what to do in response to children's varying, and often complex, social and emotional needs.

To equip all of the staff from each of your schools with the fundamental concepts and language of Thrive, all staff attend our Thrive Whole-School Induction.

This route gives you the best possible start to implementing Thrive as a school wide approach throughout your schools.

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Senior Mental Health Lead

Have one staff member join our DfE funded Senior Mental Health Lead training to gain the strategic perspective and understanding needed to embed a right-time, whole-setting approach to promoting emotional wellbeing and preventing mental health issues (free for 1 delegate).

DfE funding available



Benefits for Local Authorities

  • Build in-house capacity for the multi-agency approach to mental health
  • Reduce the need for expensive interventions and specialist services
  • Cut the number of referrals to already over stretched services such as CAMHS
  • Improve the life chances of all children and young people in your community


Start your journey with Thrive

If you're ready to improve attendance, behaviour & attainment, click here or the button below to schedule a 30-minute Discovery Call with a member of the team. These calls are designed to fit in around your schedule, to give you an opportunity to have your questions answered and establish whether or not our service is a good fit. Our Relationship Managers won't sell to you, but they will let you know if they think we can help.