Resilience Revolution – Activist in Residence project
The Activist in Residence project is an opportunity for young people in Blackpool to work with a ‘host’ organisation that can support them to develop and deliver an activist campaign.
Age: 16 – 25
Time: Full or part time for 1 – 4 months
Pay: living wage (£9.50 per hour) with additional funding available for campaign resources etc.
Recruitment for round 2 of the Activist in Residence project is now open! There are two ways you can get involved as a youth activist:
1. We have organisations ready with specific residencies in mind, so see if either of the ideas below fit with what you are passionate about. If they are, get in touch.
Environmental Activist in Residence at Victoria Hospital
The NHS has a huge carbon footprint, which is why the Blackpool Victoria Hospital is looking for someone who is passionate about the environment to shake things up. The hospital has a new green plan, but does it do enough? Can you think of creative ways to use the hospital to get your message out? Do you want your voice to be heard by those at the top making the decisions? Then get in touch!
Co-production Activist in Residence at the National Institute for Health and Care Research
Health inequalities in the UK mean that some communities have much worse health than others. This is unfair and avoidable, and is something the National Institute for Health Research wants to improve. One thing they are focusing on is how to better involve communities in research. Because of this, they are looking for an activist who can challenge their ways of working to make sure that co-production is embedded in what they do. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, give us a shout!
2. If you have your own idea for a campaign, then tell us about it by sending us your ‘Hope for Change’ . If it’s something we are able to support in this round then we will match you with the best organisation to host your residency. – RESIDENCY CALL IS OPEN! Check out the brief for an overview of what it’s all about and get in touch with us to talk it through if you wish.
We need to hear from you by midday on July 1st to be considered for a residency. Contact Henry with ideas or questions on [email protected] / 07999467704.
Activist in Residence – let’s make it happen
An activist is someone who sees something wrong in society, and wants to help change things for the better.
Activists do all sorts of different things. They organise community groups, they lead marches, make films and talk to politicians.
The point is that anyone can be an activist. Maybe you’re worried about knife crime.
Maybe you’re concerned about homelessness.
Or perhaps you think we’re just not doing enough to protect the environment. Whatever it may be, if you want to do something about it, then become an activist, and help us to make a change.
The Resilience Framework for Primary School children was co-produced by the Resilience Committee at Marton Primary School, Blackpool. The Marton Primary School children learned some valuable resilience and technological skills during the process, which involved rewording some of the items in a more meaningful way for the children, and we think it looks fab! Also available in Danish, German and Polish.
A group of parents and carers from Blackpool, known as the ‘Parents of the Revolution’, have co-produced a family version of the Resilience Framework as part of Blackpool’s town-wide Resilience Revolution. You can also download a one-page version that just contains the Framework or a 2-page version with a short description and some suggestions.
The Family Resilience Framework was designed to support members of the wider family (parents, siblings, carers etc.) and was developed by Rhian Adams, Tiffany Bales, Laura Brown and Sarah Henderson from Newport Mind, with the support of the participants of the Newport Mind Community of Practice. Also available in Italian, Portugese and Spanish.
The Resilience Framework for Adults applies ideas from the resilience evidence base to adult mental health. The adult Framework was developed as part of Josh Cameron’s PhD research into the work-related needs and experiences of people recovering from mental health problems. Also available in French and German.
Supporting children and young people’s mental health: A guide for schools using a resilience based approach, and Supporting children and young people’s mental health during Covid-19 pandemic: A supplementary section.
This is the classic Resilience Framework for children and young people produced in black and white in case you, or the young people you support, prefer to colour code it yourselves, or don’t have access to a colour printer. The Resilience Framework sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children and young people’s resilience.
The Interactive Resilience Framework was developed especially for schools with children and young people in mind and has more detail about each idea, including relevant research evidence, suggestions of what to do, and what you people themselves think.
This version of the Resilience Framework has been left blank so you can fill in your own items. The Resilience Framework summarises a set of ideas and practices that promote resilience. To create it we distilled what the resilience research base said into a handy table that summarises our approach and sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children, young people, families and adults.
Blackpool ReMiT: Resilient Minds Toolkit – A resilience and mental health guide for parents and carers in the Blackpool area
Blackpool Resilient Minds Toolkits are co-produced guides written by young people and parents/carers in Blackpool to support their resilience and mental health. You can download both ReMiT guides here as well as take part in the ReMiT feedback survey.