A pilot project to support early family relationships for parents, carers, infants and children under 5 across Cornwall.
Thriving Together supports parent-infant mental health across Cornwall by strengthening parents’ confidence and their capacity to understand and enjoy their relationship with their baby or child. It is for professionals and anyone working with a child under 5 who would like more support in their work. Thriving Together works with existing services and brings together experts across agencies.
This pilot is for parents and carers:
Thriving Together offers direct work with parents and carers, including specialist therapeutic intervention where families may be experiencing difficulties. The multi-disciplinary team also use their expertise to help the local workforce understand and support parent-infant relationships
For information and advice email the Thriving Together team.
Quotes are from the Patient Infant Foundation.
The Thriving Together consultation group is for professionals who are working with a parent-infant or child relationship they are concerned about.
The consultation group is made up of infant mental health specialists across Cornwall. The referrer will talk to the group about the parent-infant or child relationship and the group, using the language of the Solihull Approach (containment, reciprocity and behaviour management) will generate a plan of the next positive steps.
Following the group a written version of these understandings are sensitively generated for the referrer to feed back to the family.
Professionals are also encouraged to contact the Thriving Together team if they want to talk through the case before they decide to refer to the group.
The child and family may then be referred to services such as:
The family may receive interventions from Thriving Together:
For parents and carers: