The Resilience Framework & Covid-19: A tool that anyone and everyone can use to help build resilience and get through tough times
In Blackpool, young people, adults and our whole community have been learning about resilience as we lead a world’s first Resilience Revolution. It means anyone who lives, works or volunteers in Blackpool can play a part in making our town a more resilient place to grow up and live. Resilience is the ability to bounce forward from tough times. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is one of those tough times – affecting us all in different ways. In the Resilience Revolution, we use a Resilience Framework as a way to set out things that research tells us can help people and communities build resilience. It is made up of 42 actions we call Resilient Moves.
We have created a leaflet specifically for Blackpool residents, which is being printed and distributed to every household in the town. Inside this Resilience Framework & Covid-19 leaflet are two versions of our Resilience Framework. One created by young people for young people, and the Family Version – designed to be used by whole family groups or adults. We hope that by sharing the Frameworks with everyone in Blackpool, we can all make, and encourage one another to make, Resilient Moves to get through tough times.
We are proud to be from Blackpool and have therefore chosen landmarks from our town to represent our ideas (you can find out more about the development of the Blackpool Family Framework and further ideas on using it). If you are using the Framework in another town or city, you could adapt these ideas for your own area.
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.
Youth activism in Newham; reflections on a co-produced research project undertaken during a global health pandemic
In this blog Ishrat and Amanda share their reflections on taking part in co-produced research working alongside co-research teams in Blackpool, Cornwall, Newham and Brighton as part of the wider ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ research project.
In this submission to The House of Lords a group of academics, students, practitioners, parents/carers and young people working as and with disadvantaged communities share their thoughts on whether progress has been made by Government in its ambition to improve children and young people’s mental health provision.
In this submission to The House of Lords a bunch of us with different experiences shared our thoughts around how individuals and groups can better access online environments. We suggested the government may potentially help people access the digital world by improving digital inclusivity, accessibility, and data accountability.
In this blog the co-leaders of the Resilience Revolution’s pilot in Blackpool share news about how things are going with the exciting new ‘Nothing about us without us’ project that a group of us including Boingboing, Brighton Uni and the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) were lucky enough to win funding for in September 2020.
In this submission we outline and discuss the economic impact of Covid-19 on young people in Blackpool and provide recommendations for immediate and long-term interventions.
In a follow up to our previous submission, we draw on our collective organisational and personal experiences, relating them to policy and practices associated with COVID-19, disabilities and equalities more generally.
This blog by Mental Health Nursing Lecturer and PhD student Lucy Colwell describes how the social enterprise Eggtooth has used the Noble Truths of the Resilience Framework to guide their response to the pandemic context.
This blog is co-authored by Charlotte, 24 and Caitlin, 20 who teamed up with Nathan from the Resilience Revolution in Blackpool to share experiences and perspectives of being a care leaver in the pandemic.