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


Magic Box

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Resilience Framework CYP

What is Resilient Therapy?

The Resilience Framework is based on Resilient Therapy (RT), the name we’ve given to the set of ideas and practices originally developed by Angie Hart and Derek Blincow, with help from Helen Thomas.


We took the resilience research evidence base and put it together with other sets of ideas gleaned from our practice with very disadvantaged children and families in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic. Alongside this, Angie’s adoptive parenting knowledge went into the mix and, more recently, we’ve collected experiences from those we are working with in our RT Communities of Practice.

We distilled all these different sets of ideas into a handy RT table that summarises our approach and acts as a reminder to people of what’s included. We’ve called this table various things over the years, and have represented it in different ways – firstly, as an RT Magic Box of potions and remedies, a toolkit of ideas, then a more detailed RT Summary Table, a later version of the Resilience Framework that doesn't use the language of 'therapy', a black and white Resilience Framework in case you, or the young people you support, prefer to colour code the Framework yourselves, and even a blank Resilience Framework in case you'd like to write your own.

The Resilience Framework has been translated into Greek, Spanish, TurkishFrenchSwedish and Portuguese, with more languages on the way. We've also been developing a version of the table for use with adults, the Resilience Framework for Adults, also available in German, and a Family Resilience Framework to support members of the wider family (parents, siblings, carers etc.). All our tables and frameworks are available as pdfs in the Resources section.

Have a look at the Getting to grips with RT page for a quick overview and a few ideas to get you started.