What is Thriving?
Young people who are thriving understand the who, what, why, when and how of their everyday needs. They are able to make good decisions for themselves, like eating healthy and staying active. They also have people who support and care for them, and who they can talk to if they need help. This helps them feel good about themselves and their life, and makes them happy.
When young people were asked what thriving meant to them, they said:
- ‘You’re able to do it on your own.’
- ‘It’s being independent and a better version of yourself.’
- ‘Thriving is when you are doing well, even when facing tough challenges.
- ‘It’s not just coasting; it’s being the best you can be.’
- ‘It’s being able to cope with life hurdles, but not being opposed to receiving support.’
- ‘Thriving is not just getting by – it’s being happy and being able to pick yourself up when you’re down without help.’
- ‘It’s self-flourishing and having some sense of direction in life.’
- ‘Thriving is doing well on your own while knowing you have people there to support you.’
Participation Opportunities for young people
Coproduction is all about how young people’s voices help to influence the design, delivery and evaluation of the service offered. There are lots of opportunities across the county for young people to get involved and have their voice heard.
Try Angle Awrds
The Try Angle Awards recognise the outstanding efforts and achievements of young people and groups who really try their best whether at school, work, college, in business or in their wider community across Kent.
Wellbeing for schools
Wellbeing for schools is a programme of events and information to ensure that you are able to support your students with their emotional wellbeing, stay up to date with the latest news, learn about new models of support and find out more about meetings and services in your local area.