Welcome to the iThrive Members Area

The Thrive Collective Partnerships

Thrive Connect Partnership

  • Change Mental Health
  • Health in Mind
  • Penumbra

Change Mental Health (formerly Support in Mind Scotland), Health in Mind and Penumbra have formed the Thrive Connect Partnership. The partnership provides mental health support across the City.

The support they provide is flexible and will continue to develop to meet the needs of people in Edinburgh. Together, they provide a range of support, from trauma support and welfare advice to courses and peer support.

To find out more about the Thrive Connect Partnership please contact Alison McGhee on 0131 225 8508 or email alison.mcghee@health-in-mind.org.uk

Thriving Spaces

  • Change Mental Health
  • SAMH
  • Wheatly Care

Change Mental Health (formerly Support in Mind Scotland), SAMH and Wheatly Care have formed Thriving Spaces, which provides meaningful activities, social connecting and support delivered in key sites across the city including evening and weekend activities.

Physical Activity and Greenspaces

  • Cyrenians
  • ELGT
  • Edinburgh Leisure
  • SAMH

The Thrive Physical Activity & Greenspaces Collective partners (ELGT, Edinburgh Leisure, SAMH & Cyrenians) have come together to support people experiencing poor mental health.

The aim being to prevent or delay the need for more intensive support by enabling people to develop their own meaningful activities using greenspaces. By providing these opportunities PAGs will help people to stay well.

The initiative will involve working with contacts in the different localities across the city to promote meaningful activities for people with mental health conditions through the use of their local greenspaces. The partnership will be working with the Wellbeing Hub teams and other agencies to develop a process of referrals and information sharing. This will involve promoting the benefits of greenspace at community hubs including local GP practices and community centres to help engage with the hard to reach groups.

Arts in Advocacy

  • CAPS Independent Advocacy

Opportunities to be involved in Thrive Arts Programme including Scottish National Arts Festival and Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition

Peer Community of Practice

  • CAPS Independent Advocacy
  • Health in Mind

The Peer Community is organised by The Peer Partnership –  a partnership between Health in Mind and CAPS Independent Advocacy. They support and enable people with lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery to intentionally use their experiences to accompany others through their recovery. The Peer Community’s aim is to strengthen peer practice in Edinburgh.

Peer Led Research

  • CAPS Independent Advocacy
  • Media Education

Meaningful activities, social connecting and support delivered in key sites across the city including evening and weekend activities

Support for Carers


Support for Carers will encourage and support carer engagement in the design, delivery and review of mental health services across Edinburgh.  Co-producing the project with carers, they will:

  • Gather the experiences and views of carers across Edinburgh, who care for a person living with a mental health condition.
  • Share the findings from this small study with carers, Thrive Collaborative colleagues and wider mental health services. This information will help us develop the carer engagement service.
  • Work with carers, volunteers and service providers to develop an ongoing carer engagement service to support individual mental health services to engage with carers more effectively.