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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out more about some of our research in this selection of policy/practice impact enquiries and submissions of evidence focusing on the impacts of policies on young people around the world, people with disabilities, school children and people with experience of mental health issues.
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.
In this guide the Revolution Researchers spoke to young people that are part of HeadStart co-production groups to find out about their views and experiences of taking part in co-productive research and what co-production means to them.
In this guide the Revolution Researchers use their experience working as part of the Resilience Revolution to share valuable guidance and insight aimed at supporting those who wish to involve young people co-productively in research.
It is very clear that poor school outcomes can have catastrophic long-term consequences, and there is growing recognition that schools should address ALL pupils’ needs. This brief review of the evidence explores what is meant by the term resilience and gives an overview of what schools can do to foster it in their pupils.
In this paper we propose that creative methods of learning such as developing the use of imagination may have more direct application in bringing into the public domain previous implicit learning experiences. From the findings of this research, we created a learning model which can be used by lecturers or practice educators either in the campus or practice settings.
This article outlines and provides examples from an approach that we are taking in our research and practice, which we have called Boingboing resilience. We argue that it is possible to bring resilience research and practice together with a social justice approach, giving equal and simultaneous attention to individuals and to the wider system.
The main objectives of this review were to explore current practices, identify factors affecting and strategies used to improve employability. Findings suggest that collaborative strategies covering training, work practices, therapeutic support and creating appropriate work environments, with active involvement of young people, are key in supporting young people with complex needs into employment.
This article considers the co-design, co-production and evaluation of resilience-focused educational games developed by and for young people with complex needs. Using the development of these games and the results of the evaluation as a case study, it addresses key debates surrounding participatory design within the context of social inequalities.
The ‘inequalities imagination model’ originated from our own research, and led to findings and recommendations regarding clinical and education issues. This article focuses on the creation of the model which, we suggest, could be used to facilitate the development of an ‘inequalities imagination’ in health and social care professionals.
The aim of this paper is to explain how and why school-based resilience approaches for young people aged 12-18 do (or do not) work in particular contexts, holding in mind the parents and practitioners who engage with young people on a daily basis, and whom we consulted in the empirical element of our work, as our audience.
United we stand is a policy briefing paper produced by all the team members involved in the co-productive research project led by Professor Angie Hart on Youth perspectives on developing resilience to drought in South Africa.
As part of the Hastings Opportunity Area initiative, Boingboing has been commissioned to deliver two packages of bespoke mental health and emotional wellbeing consultancy support and training for Hastings schools.
Throw together Fashion Communication students, a CRSJ PhD student, youth and adult co-leaders from the Resilience Revolution in Blackpool, craft materials, social justice inspiring publications and…. oh yeah, a Global Pandemic, and what do you get?
In this 10-week programme, co-developed by Lancashire Mind, Blackpool HeadStart and Boingboing, pupils, their friends, family and wider school community can use the Resilience Framework to learn about resilience and try out practical actions to promote resilience building.
Schools and colleges need to create systems which are flexible and responsive to changing guidance and meet the need of everyone in the community. The crisis has demonstrated schools’ central role in the community as well as the rich depth of education they provide including and beyond the curriculum.
Many of our readers will be thinking about how to ensure that children return to a resilient school environment this summer. A resilient climate in school comes from involvement of everyone in the community.
We provide some tips for school staff to support your resilience during Covid-19, including compassion, kindness, asking for help and some evidence-based suggestions from the Resilience Framework.
Inside this leaflet for Blackpool residents 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.
Youth and adult collaborators from the Resilience Revolution have produced this guide to looking after your mental health during coronavirus containing their top tips for making Resilient Moves when computer gaming
We outline and discuss how people with disabilities in the UK are likely to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and the UK government’s response to it. We also make recommendations for immediate and long-term interventions.
In Blackpool, Headstart co-researchers have undertaken some research to find out young people’s thoughts and feelings about returning to education in the pandemic context.
As part of the Resilience Revolution, Highfurlong’s pupil Resilience Committee have co-produced this resource for working with young people, so that people can learn from their lived experience and expertise.
The Same Pay for the Same Day campaign is part of the Resilience Revolution, and aims to raise awareness of the difference in wages that young people earn in their workplace compared with other colleagues, simply based on their age.
We know that going to a conference can be intimidating. Why should you go? What are they for? What do you do there? In this guide to getting your head around conferences, we hope to answer these questions and provide tips to help you prepare yourself as best as possible.
Find out more about some of our research in this selection of articles from peer-reviewed journals and other publications including ‘Uniting resilience research and practice with an inequalities approach’ and ‘Evaluating resilience-based programs for schools using a systematic consultative review’.
Check out these co-produced resources that have been created as part of the Resilience Revolution taking place in Blackpool.
Researchers and Project Partners: Hannah Macpherson, Angie Hart, Becky Heaver, Sue Winter, Sam Taylor, BoingBoing,Art in Mind, Amaze, The International Centre of Art for Social Change.
Angie Hart, Ceri Davies, Kim Aumann, Etienne Wenger, Kay Aranda, Becky Heaver & David Wolff (2013): Mobilising knowledge in community-university partnerships: whatdoes a community of practice approach contribute?, Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, DOI:10.1080/21582041.2013.767470
In the current study, we longitudinally examined a range of protective factors, which are relevant to young people’s resilience, as well as their mental health outcomes at three time points: before they participated in Bounce Forward, at the end of the programme, and 3–5 months later, when they started Year 6.
In the absence of empirical and conceptual considerations of the negotiation of leadership in teams doing community-based research, this article adds to the leadership literature by offering a critical reflection on positioning and collaborative teams in the context of one interdisciplinary, co-productive, cross-generational and international research project.
These issues have been identified as central to this project: * The general failure to implement existing drought policy in South Africa * The absence of youth in developing and implementing policy * The worsening effects of climate change and drought * Weak government and community responses to drought
This article offers an overview of Resilient Therapy (RT) and outlines a case study of how it can be used in practice. RT draws on the resilience research base, and has been designed to meet the needs of children in crisis by providing insights and analytical tools that help carers and practitioners build relationships of trust in the hardest of circumstances.
Within the United Kingdom, 75% of young men aged 18–25 will reoffend within two years of being released from prison, yet we still do not know enough about how underlying protective mechanisms contribute to positive outcomes for those who have engaged in antisocial behaviour. This study explored the mechanisms that support young men’s resilience to reoffending.