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

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Friday 30 June - FREE
1.15pm – 3.00pm
Brunswick, Central Library
Queen Street, Blackpool


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Thursday 6 July
8.30am - 4.30pm
Royal National Hotel, London


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Resilience Forum

Friday 9 June 2017 - Supporting young people's resilience to drought: An arts activist approach in South Africa
Thursday 20 July 2017 - Topic TBC
To be rescheduled (originally planned for April) - Resilience & peer support in mental health

Friday 30 June 2017 - How can Communities of Practice and Social Learning Theory help build young people’s resilience?

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The Resilience Forum is a space where we welcome and encourage discussion, disagreement and debate about resilience research and practice.  As another way of developing our work further, we invite a few speakers to focus briefly on a specific aspect of resilience and then open it up to the floor.  Presenters at the Resilience Forum have included parents, young people, academics and practitioners and a similar mix is planned for future events.

Monthly Forums alternate between Brighton and Blackpool. In Brighton, we usually meet at the Falmer or Moulsecoomb campus of the University of Brighton, and the Blackpool Resilience Forums take place at central locations such as the Blackpool Central Library. We have also previously run Resilience Forums in London and Hastings.

"To be able to reflect on our how I am integrating Resilience into practice was so valuable. I really do appreciate the forums which are consistently excellent, inspiring and challenging."

"Different aspects and different evidence – a very interesting experience."

"It felt as if everybody played a part in it. Great!"

ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research is welcome and attendance at the Resilience Forum is free. The only stipulation is that you have tried to get your head around one of our RT books or at least something specific on resilience before you come so we all have a basic shared understanding.

So far debates have included child protection, sociological critiques of resilience, hope, inequalities, well-being, mentoring, reoffending, whether RT can be used to support young adults, collective resilience, building resilience in practice and feedback from eight intrepids from Brighton who went to a resilience conference in Halifax, Canada.

"Very stimulating debate and enjoyable too. Thank you."

"I enjoyed the points of discussion and the difference of opinion. Good to hear other people’s perspectives."

"This was excellent thank you!"

It’s a friendly, lively forum with a real mix of participants which we try to keep on the small side so we can have a good chat. So, if you feel like coming along contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we’ll sign you up to the mailing list so you get reminders in plenty of time. We promise to do our best to make you feel welcome, particularly if you've never been to one of these events at the university before.  Everyone gets a look in at the Forum. As one community partner put it, "it’s not just academics gobbing off." So come on down to the Resilience Forum. Three guesses who thought of that punchy name….

If you would like to view a Forum presentation again, or if you were unable to attend, we hope to upload slides to boingboing after each event in our Resources section.