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

Resilience research


There is a huge amount of research on resilience. It’s an evidence base that covers resilience in relation to human beings (especially children and families) as well as topics such as community resilience and a whole load of areas from disaster relief to sustainable plant life.

In this research section we'll concentrate on two things:

  • Our research - What we're up to, and whether or not it’s worth bothering with, and
  • Other research - Links that provide helpful information about other resilience research.

But first off, what do we mean by ‘research’?

Defining research

It can be hard to define research - much of what we're doing in our resilience work can, according to some official definitions, be understood as research. For example, if we use the definition of the Higher Education Council for England we should be okay, because they’re the leading body which funds and regulates university research. They describe research as a process of investigation leading to new insights effectively shared.

So, according to this definition, all the resilience work we're involved with is research. But we've included the detail elsewhere on the website under different sections, because most people won't be familiar with this very broad definition, and therefore might not count what we're doing as research.