Research

All our research is conducted closely with the University of Brighton.  You can find out more about our research projects through the articles listed here.

Resilience among young people in a community affected by drought

Resilience among young people in a community affected by drought

The expertise of young people in South Africa in relation to coping with the physical and mental impacts of drought is being harnessed for this co-productive research project. Our team will work with partners to improve understanding about what enables young people to withstand, adapt to, resist or challenge these impacts.

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The Imagine Programme

The Imagine Programme

The Imagine Programme brings together different research projects working across universities and their local communities. Using the new knowledge we gather, we are imagining how communities might be different. We are researching, and experimenting with different forms of community-building that ignite imagination about the future and help to build resilience.

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Embedding the Resilience Framework: a whole school approach

Due to the poor predicted life outcomes for our pupils, who face significant disadvantage, along with their complex needs, the school has used a whole school approach based on the Resilience Framework for the past year, where we use action research to plan, implement and evaluate our actions.

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Our schools-based resilience projects

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 via an Academic Resilience Approach. A number of schools – mainstream secondary, primary, special and a virtual school for looked after children – are working with us on this.

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Resilience to re-offending: young men overcoming adversity

This practitioner research combines support work with young people who have experienced challenging times and the Resilience Framework. By examining the mechanisms that promoted resilience amongst young men who were offending, the study took the Resilience Framework and applied it to the data collected on the young men’s experiences.

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Building resilience through community arts practice

Building resilience through community arts practice

The research project also involved a series of collaborative arts workshops in Brighton and Hove, with young people with moderate learning disabilities and young people facing mental health challenges. These workshops explored creativity and ideas of self and belonging.

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Evaluations of our resilience Communities of Practice

The project is evaluating the resilience Communities of Practice (CoPs). CoPs are one of the mechanisms we’re using to help practitioners, parents, students and academics learn about resilience and Resilient Therapy and put the ideas into practice.

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We’ve always got other projects in the pipe line that we’re trying to get funding for. If you’ve got any dosh spare we’d welcome it!