“Bromley Y is committed to promoting the wellbeing and mental health of children, young people and families in their community by enabling change, fostering resilience and supporting them to build healthy relationships.
Our service aims to listen, respect, support and offer effective interventions to those in need at the right time and in the right place. We commit to working together with schools and other key providers to keep children and family’s needs at the heart of what we do.“
Gill Allen, Director"
Our practitioners use recognised, evidence-based interventions and the design of our service has been based on the I-Thrive Model below.
Further information on this model can be found at:
Bromley Y uses the THRIVE model of service delivery to inform its provision of services and to understand and underpin the pathway of support for children and young people, which is particularly important in the current situation of changes to the ways people are being asked to live. It provides a new paradigm model of services based on need, underpinning our aim as an organisation, not on an escalating hierarchy of risk, as the previous tier system.
Most children and young people in terms of the THRIVE model are thriving. For the majority this means that if there are times when their wellbeing is not as robust, they will use the people close to them and information they have available to support their own wellbeing. Individuals will only require the intervention of services if they need more support. Around 10% of children and young people have a mental ill health problem, this has a negative effect on their physical health and quality of life, making them vulnerable to poor relationships, underperformance at school, violence and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This is particularly of importance for those in already vulnerable groups. However, increasingly it is recognised that poor emotional wellbeing can also have a similar impact.
Bromley Y has chosen to adapt the THRIVE model to reflect the needs presenting to services and the requirements of the service specification. We have included activities which are not individually specific in the sector of “Getting Advice” this includes the universal offer, resilience work and proactive in-reach. Getting Risk Support is used when the individual identifies that their network (or thriving circle) cannot maintain their wellbeing so they require additional support this is the Single Point of Access which includes the assessment of the needs of individuals, risk assessment, safety planning and crisis planning.
Key in the THRIVE model is the voice of the child and their family. Developing services to involve young people's voices at every level ensures that our services can effectively respond to their needs. We use need-based outcomes and have been accredited by CORC as one of the first national 'best practice' sites for their use. Bromley Y has implemented the themes of 'Future in Mind' and other allied reports, by delivering an early intervention service that promotes prevention and resilience, delivering evidence-based interventions that are accountable and transparent whilst working together with individuals to ensure that they can access help at the right time and in the right place. We are a national beacon site for the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) which is a service transformation programme delivered by NHS England that aims to improve existing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) working in the community. This programme does not create standalone services but works to embed the principles into existing services. The programme began in 2011 since which time Bromley Y as an organisation has successfully imbedded the principles and practice in all its services.