What is Thrive?

Thrive promotes people’s positive mental health; helping individuals know how to be and what to do in response to their differing emotions  and sometimes distressing behaviours. 

It helps you to grow and flourish. Supporting your emotional and social development, it helps you to feel happy and secure. This enables you to enjoy friendships and relate well to others. It supports you in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable individuals. 

Positive relationships are at the heart of Thrive. Using relationships, together with creative activities and play, it allows you to have key experiences. Repetition of these activities supports your mental health/development, helping you to: 

Feel good about yourself and know that you matter 

Increase your sense of security and trust 

Increase your emotional well-being 

Improve your capacity to be creative and curious 

Increase your self-esteem 

Learn to recognise and regulate your own feelings 

Learn to think before behaving in a certain way 

How does thrive work?

The Thrive Approach draws on the latest research into brain science, child development theory and attachment theory. It helps us to understand how babies’ and children’s brains develop and how parents, teachers and other professionals can best support this development by providing the best experiences for the children at each stage. 

If you would like to find out more: Thrive Parent Information

What does Thrive look like at Birchensale?

In class groups, small groups and one to one sessions, pupils take part in creative activities to help them to develop sensations to accompany feelings. This enables them to learn how to channel their emotions and feel happy, secure and confident both in and out of school.