Suffolk has seen a genuine and concerted effort to shift the conversation around mental health over the last year. At the heart of this has been the pioneering engagement process to develop a Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy #averydifferentconversation for the future of Suffolk.
The objective of the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Mental Health & Wellbeing project is to implement an integrated, system wide approach that enables all CYPF (0-25 years) in East and West Suffolk to have positive mental wellbeing, to enable them to flourish and lead rich and fulfilling lives.
This project will embed at a local level the Thrive Framework detailed in the 'East and West Suffolk Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing 10 Year Strategy (2019-2029) #averydifferentconversation’
The THRIVE Framework provides a set of principles for creating coherent and resource-efficient communities of mental health support for children, young people and families. It aims to talk about mental health and mental health support in a common language that everyone understands.
The Framework is needs-led. This means that mental health needs are defined by children, young people and families alongside professionals through shared decision making. Needs are not based on severity, diagnosis, or health care pathways.
The THRIVE framework is for:
In Suffolk we are also committed to the values of the Ideal Worker:
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