Blackpool’s Young Leaders and the Resilience Revolution Conference – Tuesday 25 August 2020 – Online Resilience Forum

Blackpool’s Young Leaders and the Resilience Revolution Conference – Tuesday 25 August 2020 – Online Resilience Forum

Topic  Blackpool’s Young Leaders and the pathway to the 2021 Resilience Conference!

Session Summary

This month’s Resilience Forum is being led by Blackpool’s Young Leaders of the Resilience Revolution. The Young Leaders are using the forum space to develop the role young people will play at the International Resilience Conference that Blackpool is hosting in September 2021 Spring 2022. They would like to hear from Young People in the UK and abroad with ideas about how to make the conference fun and exciting – as well as the parents, practitioners, academics, and community members who will be supporting them. So, no matter where you are in the world, if you have an idea that could help young people shake up the conference and give those stuffy academics and policy makers something to really think about then they want to hear from you! 

The International Resilience Conference is being organised by a complex and passionate partnership – the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice at the University of Brighton (CRSJ) in collaboration with the social enterprise Boingboing and HeadStart Blackpool, which is led by Blackpool Council, supported by the UK’s National Lottery Community Fund. It is being co-designed and co-facilitated by various members of the Resilience Revolution, including young people and parents/carers, who are eager to share their expertise with the world; from sharing stories of hope to challenging inequalities within systems.   

The conference will focus on resilience approaches that tackle inequalities and apply what researchers call ‘socio-ecological systems’ thinking. These are ways of thinking that take into account families, schools and wider communities in terms of resilience building. At the conference expect to see challenges to resilience approaches that are dominated by academics and policy makers suggesting we should all just pull ourselves up by our boot straps. The conference will provide a unique and energetic learning space, with young people, academics, parents/carers, practitioners, researchers and community members all coming together to learn from one another. An exciting and informative combination of research, practice-based evidence and lived experience will have the schedule packed with insightful keynotes, co-delivered workshops and activities all linked to resilience approaches.


The Young Leaders of the Resilience Revolution are young people in Blackpool who have been working with the CRSJ, Boingboing and Blackpool council to develop resilience based practices that place young people and community leadership right at their heart. 

Who might be most interested  

Young people, parents, academics, practitioners, researchers, students, carers, community workers, service users, people with lived experience of adversity. 

Access Information  The forum will be held online on Microsoft Teams. Please arrive in the online platform 5 minutes prior.  An email with instructions will be sent out the day before the event. We have chosen this platform as it appears to be more secure and transparent in its data practices than many others. Please see our privacy statement for more information about Microsoft Teams terms and conditions.

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Previous Resilience Forums

Previous Resilience Forums

You can find information about our previous Resilience Forums in Brighton, Blackpool, Hastings and online here. Many of our previous Resilience Forums and Centre meetings have slides you can download, blogs you can read, or short films you can watch.

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