Thrive Update (COVID-19)

For all the latest information on how Thrive will continue to help professionals, parents and carers support the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.

At Thrive, we consider our relationship with our customers, Thrive Licensed Practitioners, other Thrive setting staff and Thrive trainers, and supporting the work we all do with children and young people, as paramount.

As a result, we are changing and adapting our delivery mechanisms so that we can respond to the Government’s request to Stay Home, Save Lives and avoid unnecessary travel and contact with others, and yet continue to provide a quality service.

Updated 27/05/20

The plans we have in place to date, include:

  • Ongoing support and guidance for schools via phone and web-based communication from Relationship Managers based across the UK
  • Increased use of live webinars and e-learning modules, with additional guided learning provided by Thrive trainers, to ensure the continuity of our training services. This now includes:
    • Senior Leadership courses offered remotely. The Childhood course, including the Welsh curriculum version, is being offered as four 3-hour live webinars:
      1. Strategically using Thrive underpinning theory to the benefit of all pupils.
      2. Supporting all staff to understand and use PACE, the Vital Relational Functions and Thrive-Online.
      3. Understanding how to develop emotional and social skills for pupils aged 3-7 and for those aged 7-11.
      4. Embedding Thrive across your setting and exploring different models of implementation.
    • Licensed Practitioner training with extended e-learning options and additional web-based mentoring, with Thrive trainers providing additional guidance. The Childhood and Adolescence courses will run with a pre-course module and three e-learning modules, each followed by an e-mentoring session. There will then be three face-to-face training days for the Childhood course and four for the Adolescence course held at a later date.
    • A new Summer CPD offer with a host of live webinar sessions through June and July. Each event includes presentations and Q&A sessions with the Forging New Connections keynote speakers and Thrive trainers.
    • A new online childhood course, Foundations of Thrive for All Staff, that will enable staff to use the Thrive Approach as a daily resource to support age-appropriate social and emotional development for every child to improve their learning outcomes. This course is ideal for any classroom-based staff in existing Thrive primary settings and will be delivered as four 3-hour live webinars. **Special price of £250 per delegate (plus VAT) for Summer 2020 courses.**

Other measures to extend Thrive services and support for settings, Practitioners, parents, carers and others include:

  • weekly activity sheets for parents and carers with children up to the ages of 7, 11 and 16 - see practitioner resources in the Member Area
  • the launch of our first, FREE release of the Thrive-Online Parent Toolkit, specially designed to support parents and carers with children aged 4 to 11 at home during the lockdown
  • regular updates for Licensed Practitioners, trainers and Thrive settings, including online regional network meetings
  • NEW live Awareness webinars providing an overview of the Thrive Approach and its impact, delivered by our Relationship Managers, for either Childhood or Adolescence.

In addition, we have launched a public Facebook page that is open to everyone - Thrive practitioners, non-Thrive practitioners, parents and carers and anyone interested in supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people at this time. The Facebook page is being updated with Thrive strategies and activities, links to resources from other organisations and the sharing of ideas and thoughts.

Please check your email, this website page and the new Facebook page (link above) for further updates, and in the meantime, please stay safe.

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