Thrive was set up in the 1990s as a way of helping children to become more emotionally resilient so that they can better manage their behaviour and communicate their needs. Initially conceived as a way of tackling the issue of school exclusions, the Thrive Approach has broadened into a way of helping to prepare children for life’s ups and downs. The Approach provides training and an online profiling and action-planning tool to equip adults with the knowledge, insights and resources needed to develop the relationships that help children to flourish and learn.
Thrive’s founders have backgrounds in teaching, education, social work and psychotherapy and the Thrive Approach is underpinned by a robust framework of neuroscience, attachment theory and child development research.
Based in Devon, Thrive is a business that works with schools and other settings across Great Britain, as well as in Australia. To date, more than 34,000 staff have received Thrive training, ensuring that around 400,000 children have access to the Thrive Approach.