Boingboing offers its information through books, a learning programme of keynotes, seminars and workshops, communities of practice and a parent support course. Many of our resources are free to download from the site or to read online. Anyone can access these resources for free, but please properly reference Boinboing in anything that you draw on in your own work.
You can now order our printed books directly from us, along with items from our new range of co-produced resilience tools, by downloading an order form (.doc) and emailing it to us. We hope to offer an increasing range of products in our online store.
Resilient Therapy is an innovative way of strengthening children with complex needs, for anyone to use. This is a tried-and-tested handbook for parents to read from cover to cover, or dip in and out of as needed. Accessible and fun, it includes exercises and worksheets, as well as breaking down the principles of the latest research, making them easy to apply to everyday situations.read more
One Step Forward is a visual guide to resilience written & illustrated by young people in foster care, Boingboing and the Virtual School for Children in Care. Navigate your route towards resilience! Take your time to explore the activities, enjoy the images and take inspiration from the stories.read more
Find out more about some of our research in this selection of articles from peer-reviewed journals and other publications.read more
Boingboing and the University of Brighton were commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council to gather the views of people whose lives are touched by mental health problems. We wanted to bring together people who experience mental health challenges themselves and people who care for or support them.read more
Changing Lanes is a toolkit based on a piece of research carried out locally, that helps us understand what can be done to support young men who have been involved in crime to find different paths. The toolkit shares the voices of eight young people who took part in the research.read more
This book is for any parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of their child. It is written by young people who have themselves experienced mental health issues, with a little help from a couple of adult friends. It is designed to give parents and carers insight into how young people themselves see their world and the problems they experience.read more
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.read more
Becoming a kinship carer can be a hard job. It may well be harder than anything that you have ever done before. Kinship carers care for grandchildren, nieces, nephews or children who are friends of their family. Due to difficult circumstances and social services involvement they have taken on the caring role of children who cannot be looked after by their birth parents.read more
An arts for resilience practice guide has been produced by the project team (including young people). It contains instructions on how to conduct a range of practical visual arts activities that we have identified as being resilience promoting.read more
Parenting has got to be one of the hardest jobs there is – and it’s tougher when you have a child with additional needs such as a disability, special educational need, complex health or behaviour issue.read more