The five to thrive model is a way of understanding how connected relationships are fundamental to human wellbeing and help us to build resilient communities. More than 90% of what we know about the brain has been discovered in the last 20 years or so – research in neuroscience is transforming how we think about wellbeing and resilience. One of the key findings is that people need people.

The five to thrive building blocks describe a sequence of relational activities that build healthy brains in young children and maintain healthy brain function throughout life. The simple key words offer a bridge between professional understanding of neuroscience and everyday experience.

KCA, established in 2011, is a training and consultancy organisation working across the UK. Our five to thrive approach is helping local authorities, health trusts, schools and early years settings, police forces and family support teams to deliver a consistent, effective message in working with colleagues, parents, carers and children themselves.

Here's what two of our commissioners have to say about the work we're doing in project with them:

The five to thrive model underpins our training and consultancy. Our bespoke learning journeys – delivered via webinars, e-learning, face-to-face courses and customised video content – include a range of topics, such as:

  • how communities can build and maintain resilience
  • how brains can develop and function at their best
  • how challenging behaviour can be supported and improved
  • how we can understand and manage emotions
  • how we can support vulnerable children and families
  • how we can promote staff wellbeing and mitigate the impact of secondary trauma

For more information or to discuss how five to thrive could be useful in your work please call KCA on 01453 488400 or visit our website .

Five to Thrive blocks - Respond, Cuddle, Relax, Play, Talk

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