Resources

On this page you will find articles and links to a variety of free mental health and resilience building resources, written, co-produced and shared by the Boingboing, Resilience Revolution and CRSJ community. Our resources are aimed at young people, parents and carers, practitioners, school staff, academics and people with lived experience. Anyone can access these resources for free, but please clearly acknowledge Boingboing in anything that you draw on in your own work in line with the permissions granted by our Creative Commons Licence, and add links to our website so that users can access the detailed rationale and processes applied to using our tools.

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The Very Personification of Resilience, Mr Daniels

The Very Personification of Resilience, Mr Daniels

Let’s cut to the chase! Absolute respect to the bravery and resilience of our very own Blackpool FC’s Jake Daniels. The 17-year-old has become the first openly gay male professional footballer in the UK, receiving widespread support in his decision to be open about...

International Resilience Revolution Conference: Drawing on resilience

International Resilience Revolution Conference: Drawing on resilience

In this blog John Howard, Parent/Carer Engagement Worker with the Resilience Revolution reports back from the International Resilience Revolution Conference in Blackpool. John introduces us to Harry Venning, an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and comedy writer, a guest of the conference.

The Boingboing Resilience Framework

The Boingboing Resilience Framework

The Resilience Framework is a handy table that summarises ‘what works’ when supporting children and young people’s resilience according to the Resilience Research base. The Resilience Framework forms a cornerstone of our research and practice. On this page we have pulled together lots of useful links so you can find out all about the Resilience Framework.

Blackpool Climate Co-research report

Blackpool Climate Co-research report

This report has been co-produced by the Blackpool Youth Climate Group and research partners from Boingboing and the CRSJ to share their findings about what young people and adults in Blackpool think and feel about climate change.

Top Tips for including those with experience of disability in research teams

Top Tips for including those with experience of disability in research teams

In this blog Adam, Mirika, Lisa, Gemma and Simon all got together to think about top tips they can share with you for including those with experience of disability in research teams. Perhaps you may want to use these top tips to start a discussion within your own research team, department, or organisation.

The Academic Resilience Approach

The Academic Resilience Approach

Our resources help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. Benefitting all pupils and increasing academic resilience, the ARA helps everyone in the school community play a part.

Academic Resilience Approach evaluation

Academic Resilience Approach evaluation

This evaluation project explores ways to build the capacity of school staff and the commitment of school leaders and other key stakeholders to help them identify and implement specific resilience-based actions using the Academic Resilience Approach.

Academic Resilience resources directory

Academic Resilience resources directory

Here you can download the Academic Resilience Approach resources to help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. All the Academic Resilience Approach resources are free to download.

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People

This is the classic Resilience Framework for children and young people. The 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 sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children and young people’s resilience. Available in multiple languages.

Resilience Framework Co-produced with Children in Blackpool

Resilience Framework Co-produced with Children in Blackpool

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.

Blackpool Co-produced Family Resilience Framework

Blackpool Co-produced Family Resilience Framework

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.

Family Framework Co-produced with Newport Mind

Family Framework Co-produced with Newport Mind

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.

Resilience Framework for Adults

Resilience Framework for Adults

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.

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People – Black and White

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People – Black and White

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.

Interactive Resilience Framework

Interactive Resilience Framework

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.

Blank Resilience Framework

Blank Resilience Framework

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.

The Resilience Tower Game

The Resilience Tower Game

The Resilience Tower is an interactive resource that introduces the Resilience Framework and promotes discussion about the different things or actions that help in life when things get tough. The Resilience Tower is a good conversation starter for either one to one or small group activities.

Including people with learning disabilities in research – A co-produced short film

Including people with learning disabilities in research – A co-produced short film

A short, animated film co-produced with people with learning disabilities that explains why it is important to include people with learning disabilities and autism in research. This film has been made by Boingboing together with ambassadors, co-researchers, staff, students and volunteers from Arts Connect, The Resilience Revolution and the University of Brighton.

Blackpool Youth Climate Assembly Document

Blackpool Youth Climate Assembly Document

This document has been co-produced by the Blackpool Youth Climate Group and research partners from Boingboing and the CRSJ to explain how the group has been created and what they hope to achieve as Blackpool’s dedicated Youth Climate Group.

Presentation to BPS: Developing community resilience and social justice

Presentation to BPS: Developing community resilience and social justice

Earlier this year a bunch of us from Boingboing, Resilience Revolution and CRSJ community presented a webinar for The British Psychological Society introducing the Boingboing approach to resilience and examples of how we put this into practice. You can find the presentation slides and webinar recording here.

Academic Resilience Approach online workshop 12 May 2022

Academic Resilience Approach online workshop 12 May 2022

This CPD accredited Academic Resilience Approach workshop is for anyone keen to understand how to build resilience in school communities. For example headteachers, governors, SENCOs, teachers, school counsellors, educational psychologists and support staff.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inquiry – Submission of evidence

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inquiry – Submission of evidence

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.

Resilience Revolution Annual Report 2019-2020

Resilience Revolution Annual Report 2019-2020

This annual report shares the fantastic work that is happening in Blackpool to make things better for all young people across the town. It documents all the things the Resilience Revolution community have been up to in the last year and the changes that are being made.

Our Academic Publications

Our Academic Publications

This page presents an archive of selected published works from the Boingboing, Resilience Revolution and CRSJ community. This includes key academic papers, submissions of evidence and a few books relevant to the Boingboing approach to resilience.

Living online: The long term impact on wellbeing – Submission of evidence

Living online: The long term impact on wellbeing – Submission of evidence

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.

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