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We all have a personal responsibility for our own well-being.  However we're also part of a wider system of friends, families, neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces and communities, and these can have a significant impact on our well-being. In recognition of this Thrive specialises in creating systems that support people and communities to flourish. We use good practice tools to help identify key systemic well-being strengths and deficits and co-design evidenced-based solutions.



What is MWIA
“It really challenged me as an individual about having the answers and solutions when in fact those come from the collective – kids, their families, teachers, schools, school communities – and that’s why it’s really powerful."
Brian Smyth King, Director of Education

MWIA is an evidence-based toolkit that enables organisations to identify, demonstrate and improve their impact on mental well-being. Developed over 10 years, by a collaboration of specialists, the MWIA Toolkit has been used on over 1,000 policies, projects and services around the world. It was highlighted as a good practice tool by the UK Mental Health Outcomes Strategy (HMG 2011) and the European Mental Health in all Policy (MHiaP) initiative, 2017.  The MWIA process supports quality improvement, evidence-based decision making.


Free Initial Consultation

One of Thrive's experienced associates can provide you with a free consultation to identify whether undertaking a MWIA will be beneficial to your organisation and help you think through how to get the most out of the process.

Rapid Screening

We can undertake an initial screening of your policy, program or service to rapidly identify potential impact. The screening involves a 1.5 hour focus group with 4-6 people, culminating in a confidential report. 

In-Depth Evidence-Based Analysis

Following the screening, if required, you can opt for a more in-depth analysis that involves:

  • Undertaking focus groups with key stakeholders.

  • Identification of potential positive and negative impacts on mental health and well-being.

  • ​A review of the literature and evidence base focused on key impacts and effective interventions.

  • Report and recommendations.

  • A co-designed action plan to maximise well-being.

  • Enables you to systematically consider the well-being of your staff, customers and/or communities.

  • Deepens participants knowledge and understanding of mental well-being.

  • Increases staff/community engagement and ownership.

  • Leads to the development of tailored and easy to collect indicators of success.

Like the process? We can train you!
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