As the process of urbanization accelerates around the world, the sheer scale of the mental health challenge cities face is ever more daunting.
The Thrive Collaboration offers a fresh and exciting public health approach to urban mental health, built on explicit principles for action that guide, anchor, and align work along the wide breadth of its vision. Aligning with the priorities of the Community Plan, Edinburgh Poverty Commission, and the aspirations of the Regional Deal and City Vision 2050, Thrive Edinburgh offers an opportunity for the Capital City to not only reduce the toll of mental illness, but also promote and protect the citizens of Edinburgh’s mental health, resilience, self-esteem, family strength, and joy. Set under:
mental health is everybody’s business.
build resilience and protective factors at all life stages.
listening and learning from each other.
creating an inquiring culture which builds evidence from practice.
enhance early developmental experience; resilience and social support
higher risk of illness, greater threat to mental health
places based responses
people to live well and meet their potential
There are 6 work streams which the Commissioning Plan for Adult Healthand Social Care Plan is structured around:
Spearheaded by the city's Lord Provost and the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, Thrive Edinburgh aims to draw on - and plug into - the ongoing work of the City Vision, Edinburgh's Poverty Commission, community plan and City Region Deal. It will bring the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS, third sector and academia together to build upon the work of current providers of emotional and mental health services.
Dr Linda Irvine Fitzpatrick who has led on the development of Thrive Edinburgh empathisizes the values of kindness, respect and love with underpin Thrive Edinburgh and these can translate into the public sphere:
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” (Cornell West)