On this page you will find articles and links to a variety of resources that aim to support Young People’s mental health, resilience, and participation in co-produced research. Many of these resources have been written by young people, for young people as well as by young people for the purpose of better informing and educating adults. 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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Hi, I’m Maya, and I wanted to say a big thank you to you for reading. These guides were created to help people in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast become more environmentally friendly, without feeling too overwhelmed by climate issues. They were produced as part of the Boingboing Activist in Residence project, which gave me the opportunity to work as an Eco-activist in Residence at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. I decided that I wanted to use this role to make two guides: one for local residents, and another for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Green Champions.
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.
Join the Activist Alliance this summer – free skills and knowledge workshops for young activists and community organisers in Blackpool.
On 22nd February Grace and Lauren, members of the Activist Alliance, attended the show Loops at the Blackpool Grand Theatre. It was a play made in collaboration with Liverpool Everyman + Playhouse, 20 Stories High theatre company and, “a brilliant group of activists and artists who all shared important stories of what their experiences were, with courage, honesty and jokes”.
Join the Activist Alliance and the Ella Baker School of Organising as we reflect on how we can successfully engage with ‘difficult’ conversations with people who do not share either our values or our moral frames in this Transformative Conversations Workshop.
Ready, Set, Resilience is a workbook and supporting guidance created to support young people’s resilience aimed at year 9 students. It uses mixture of activities which support individual resilience (beating the odds) and activities to support changing the odds like activism.
I stood there on a warm August day with a sense of hope. People of all ages had come together for Make A Change, the inaugural launch event of the Activist Alliance in Blackpool. And it seemed to have come at just the right time. Things seem to be going from bad to...
A full summary of findings from the research project ‘Climate change and mental health; A co-produced study with young people in Blackpool’.
An intergalactic exploration of all the different types of value created through the friendship model of volunteering, as championed by the Resilience Revolution in Blackpool.
Read our submission to the House of Lords’ inquiry into the Children and Families Act 2014.
Our Co-productive Thoughts National Co-production Week 2022 took place from 4 to 9 July. Back for a seventh year, it marks a celebration of the benefits of co-production, highlighting good practices and promoting the contribution of people who use services and carers...
An Independent Visitor will always work well for some, but we think we can do more, something brave and innovative. Blackpool’s Resilience Revolution has been piloting a unique new project.
This blog is co-authored by Katy Daniels (24) and Hannah Eaglestone (19) who both fill dual roles within the Resilience Revolution. Katy is our Digital Marketing Apprentice for the Research Team and Hannah works in the Youth Engagement Team as a Sessional Peer Youth...
Boingboing and the CRSJ partnered up with Amnesty International to deliver some training to Amnesty’s young campaigners as part of their ‘Rise Up’ training programme.
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...
Following the International Resilience Resolution Conference, there is so much to think about. Gabrielle talks us through what she usually does when she doesn’t know where to start: using the Noble Truths.
On the 30th and 31st March 2022, Blackpool was well and truly on the map. From Australia to Zimbabwe, everyone was welcomed. An amazing A to Z of fellow Resilience Revolutionaries joined the party.
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.
With the International Resilience Resolution Conference now behind us, Boingboing Engagement Workers Grace, John, Lindsay, Charlotte, Lauren, Shannon discuss their favourite moments of the event that was held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
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.
The Resilient Minds Toolkits are co-produced guides written by young people and parents/carers to support young people’s resilience and mental health. We have co-produced guides for both a Blackpool context and a national context. Find out more here.