Thrive for Children and Teenagers


  • Almost 1 in 4 children and young people show evidence of mental ill health (including anxiety and depression)
  • Half of all mental health problems manifest by the age of 14
  • The demand for mental health support for children is so great that CAMHS are turning away nearly a quarter of children referred to them by concerned parents, GPs and teachers

I know, from experience, how worrying it is to see your child suffering with mental health issues – feeling helpless, frustrated and anxious are all emotions that parents and carers often feel. We had tried various forms of counselling and therapy, over the years, for our daughter’s extreme anxiety before finally finding The Thrive Programme – not only did it work, and she overcame her symptoms, but it worked quickly! We just wish we had found The Thrive Programme sooner!

I have been a teacher for over 20 years and, along with being a Mom of two children, I understand how life for children and teenagers these days can be very complex and quite daunting. With pressures and expectations coming from many different angles such as social media, peers, school issues (SATS, exams, bullying, change of school etc), family life and health problems, it is no wonder that more and more young people are suffering from stress, anxiety, fears or lack of confidence. I have taken many children and teenagers through The Thrive Programme and as well as overcome their issues and symptoms, have been able to improve their emotional well-being and resilience.

The Thrive Young People’s programme (8-18 years) brings together scientific research and years of clinical experience. It provides an 8-week course of guided learning specifically designed for younger people to get the most out of their lives, and to be happy, healthy and successful.

The sessions are fun, interactive and easily accessible with step by step guidance and daily interactive exercises. Individuals will gain an understanding of their psychological make up, build self-esteem and resilience, lower social anxiety and increase their self-belief in all areas of their life.

A testimonial from Michelle, whose 10 year old son successfully went through the programme for his Emetophobia
“I took my son to see Amanda after he was suffering with what we now know to be Emetophobia, and I had  seen how well her daughter had done using the Thrive Programme. My child was suffering with an overwhelming worry about being sick after eating then travelling in a car, amongst other anxieties and constant worries about the world, family and their own health. Even though they are one of the healthiest children I know! After the first session he was eating his sandwich in the car on the way back! He was so proud of himself and  so was I, as he hadn’t done that for about 2 years without worrying about being sick. The sessions were informative, interesting and easy for him to understand. He has realised that he is in control of himself and has the power to change the way he thinks. He doesn’t mention about worrying about being sick, he recognises how to use the techniques he has been taught and is much happier. So we would just like to say a big thank you Mandy and the Thrive programme. I’d highly recommend Mandy and the Thrive programme to everyone as it will help any type of cognitive related issue.”

Using my vast experience of working with children and young people, I will be able to present and explain the programme in a fun and the most effective way for their age and specific issues and problems. As their new-found skills develop, they will begin to feel better about themselves, happier healthier and more in control of their lives within a very short space of time.

The support of parents/ carers during and in between sessions to motivate their child to complete the daily reading and exercises is an important part of the success of The Thrive for Children and Teenagers Programme.

Children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during their appointments, but the session is focused on and tailored to the child. Parents often find the sessions of personal benefit too!

Book an initial consultation today to find out more.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Thrive Programme® suitable for Children?

Yes, definitely. It is important that parents/ carers are very involved and thoroughly understand the programme themselves so that they are able to continue to support and motivate their child to apply the programme between sessions.

Do parents need to attend the sessions?

Children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during their appointments, but the session is focused on and tailored to the child. Parents often find the sessions of personal benefit too!

What can The Thrive Programme® help with?

The Thrive Programme can help cure a variety of different disorders, including Emetophobia, Low-Self Esteem and Stress! For a comprehensive list please visit the Symptoms Treated Page.

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