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Resilience is a key factor in protecting and promoting good mental health. It is the quality of being able to deal with the ups and downs of life, and is based on self-esteem.

Resilience is important because it is part of achieving good health and wellbeing for all children and young people. It is often described as supporting young people's ability to bounce back.

A number of different factors can effect a persons ability to feel resilient, including (and not limited to) - the confidence of being loved and valued, secure early attachments, a clear sense of self-identity and self-efficacy, and the confidence to set goals and attempt achieving them.

This section contains information, guidance and resources collected to get members of the school community thinking about resilience, and to help children and young people become resilient adults.

   ‘Lion’s in a Flap’

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   ‘You are Awesome’

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   Raising Resilient Children

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship and to ‘bounce back’ from adversity. Factors that support resilience include personal skills, positive relationships, community support and cultural connections. Actions to increase resilience can be targeted at different level...Read more

   The Resilient Classroom

Mental Health and Resilient Therapy Toolkit The Mental Health and the Resilient Therapy Toolkit book is written by young people, for any parent or carer who is at all concerned about the mental health of their child but this is also really useful for school s...Read more

   The Transition Toolkit

NB: This is not a free resource, please check the product website for full costings '' have put together this bespoke toolkit to help support children and young people with their transition from Primary to Secondary schooling. It also pro...Read more

   What is Academic Resilience?

Take a look at the film by using the button below which features Hove Park School (Secondary) in Brighton where the Resilient Classroom resource was developed as part of a whole school approach to promoting resilience. ...Read more

   Young Minds Resilience Framework

The Resilience Framework summaries a set of ideas and practices that promote resilience. These are under 5 concepts; basics, belonging, learning, coping and core self. It is based on a body of research and practice development called Resilient Therapy (RT). It can be used to pick out where a you...Read more