CASE STUDIES

A collection of current and past projects that Thrive has been proud to lead

MENTAL HEALTH IN ALL POLICY

Queensland Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA) Demonstration Project
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We know that positive mental health and wellbeing is important for individuals, communities and the economy and in challenging times such as COVID-19, positive mental health is vital for recovery and resilience. Our mental health and wellbeing is built, nurtured and supported in families, schools, workplace and communities. Which is why it's vital that policies and initiatives affecting these areas understand and maximise their impact on good mental health. Funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission, the MWIA demonstration project worked with three services to systematically embed mental well-being into the way that they operate and build well-being and resilience for their staff, customers and communities.  The demonstration sites Included hotel quarantine, temporary supported housing and remote working 

THRIVING COMMUNITIES 

 
Wheel of Well-being Capacity Building Programme

The Queensland Mental Health Commission have been working with Implemental and Thrive since 2016 to grow the capacity of community organisations, schools and workplaces to build mental health and well-being literacy. A network of over 200 people have been trained as well-being champions (WoW practitioners) across the state of Queensland.

Listen to some of the WoW practitioners talk about how they have been adapting and using the Wheel of Well-being in their communities

STUDENT WELL-BEING

Kooloobong Village, Wollongong University

"If you have student well-being as your focus the rest will follow, students will do better socially, emotionally and academically.  It's not just the right thing to do it makes good business sense too."

Tony Coggins, Director Thrive.

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Kooloobong Village provides residential accommodation for 1,250 students at the University of Wollongong. Tony Coggins (Director at Thrive) spent two and half years embedding himself into the service to develop a system that has student well-being at its core.  He used the Mental Well-being Impact assessment to consider how living learning and working in student accomodation impacted on residents, student leaders and staff and co-designed a plan to create a flourishing environment.

"Having responsibility for 1,250 young people 24/7 for 44 weeks a year may sound like a nightmare to most people but its a health promotion practitioners dream!"

HEALTH SERVICE IMPROVEMENT

 
New South Wales Mental Well-being Impact Assessment Capacity Building Programme
"We now intend to fully undertake the MWIA in all our clinical settings as an ongoing quality improvement strategy for our services"
Mike Gatsi, Director Mental Health Services

Following the successful pilot of the MWIA process with two Local Health Districts (LHDs), the New South Wales Mental Health Commission funded an MWIA capacity building programme.  The program built the ability of health services to systematically embed mental well-being into the way that they operate and maximise well-being and resilience for people with lived experience, their staff and communities.  Led by Tony Coggins, one of the original authors of the MWIA toolkit, the project offered an exceptional opportunity for staff to learn how to facilitate the MWIA screening process.  30 LHD staff were trained and supported to assess different aspects of the mental health system in New South Wales for impact on mental well-being. 

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