Child health

Our child health programmes aim to improve the health outcomes of children living in our partnership and beyond.

Our programmes

i-THRIVE – Changing the shape of children and young people’s mental health services

i-THRIVE is an initiative supporting care providers to implement an integrated, person-centred, and needs-led approach to delivering mental health services for children, young people and their families. It was initially developed by UCLPartners together with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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Child mortality database

We are collaborating with the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford to support the establishment of a National Child Mortality Database, collecting data on all child deaths in England.

This work aims to reduce the number of potentially avoidable deaths by helping health and social care providers to better understand causes.

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Research is fundamental to our work to improve child health. Professor Rosalind Smyth is Director of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Chair of our Child Health Research Programme. Find out more about research underway is this area.

If you would like to know more about any of this work, please contact Charlotte McClymont, Head of Programmes, at