Resilience Forum

Arts activist approach to drought resilience
Friday 9 June - FREE
1.15pm - 3.00pm
E513 Checkland Building
Falmer Campus
University of Brighton

COPs and Social Learning Theory
Friday 30 June - FREE
1.15pm – 3.00pm
Brunswick, Central Library
Queen Street, Blackpool


Children and Young People's Mental Health
Thursday 6 July
8.30am - 4.30pm
Royal National Hotel, London


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Resilience Framework CYP

Our schools-based resilience projects



Our schools-based resilience research adapts the Resilience Framework for use in schools and helps schools make resilient moves across the whole school community. Of course, young people who aren't in school but should be, are included in the approach. We are working in partnership with the national charity Young Minds (external link). A number of schools - mainstream secondary, primary, special and a virtual school for looked after children - are working with us on this. You can read more details of the Academic Resilience Approach (pdf) we are developing.

We have also written a user-friendly guide called Resilience Approaches to Supporting Young People’s Mental Health (pdf) which covers various different schools-based and community-based resilience building programmes and approaches. If you want something more learned, take a look at this paper (pdf) we wrote for an international academic journal on school-based approaches.

resilience programmes guide 2015

You can read details of the collaborative work of Steph Coombe, one of Angie's PhD students who is also the deputy head of a special school in Newham, London. You can download for free the very snazzy One Step Forward guide to resilience (external link), written and illustrated by young people in foster care in collaboration with boingboing and the Virtual School for Children in Care for Brighton and Hove (external link). Skip right now to the free suite of resources to help schools develop academic resilience (external link) which Professor Angie Hart produced with Lisa Williams with input from various other individuals and organisations, especially YoungMinds, Hove Park School and Eleanor Smith School.

The video below is a conversation between Professor Angie Hart and Professor Philip Haynes from the University of Brighton, talking about understanding and implementing systems change in the context of developing young people's resilience.


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Photo credit Emily Gagnon.

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