Resources for Researchers

On this page you will find articles and links to a variety of resources aimed at supporting resilience research and co-production. These resourses have been written, co-produced and shared by the Boingboing, Resilience Revolution and CRSJ community. 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 the Boingboing website so that users can access the detailed rationale and processes applied to using our tools.

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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.

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.

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.

Resilience Revolution – Blackpool HeadStart

Resilience Revolution – Blackpool HeadStart

The Resilience Revolution is delivering an extensive programme of lasting change with disadvantaged young people in the town of Blackpool, through a successful £10.4 million Big Lottery HeadStart funding bid. Their work is based on research into resilience by Boingboing and the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice.

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.

Secondary schools engagement with parents and carers: Project summary

Secondary schools engagement with parents and carers: Project summary

Co-produced with parents and carers, the purpose of this research is to better understand what parents/carers in Blackpool think about how schools in their area engage with them and if schools can do more to improve this. We want to make sure that we provide the opportunity for parents/carers to voice their views and to help their children’s learning in school and at home.

Secondary schools engagement with parents and carers: Taking part in a co-produced study

Secondary schools engagement with parents and carers: Taking part in a co-produced study

We are looking for participants in Blackpool to take part in a research study about school engagement in secondary education. We would particularly like to hear from parents/carers on a low-income or on benefits and professionals who work or have previous experience in a secondary school. This page tells you more about the study and how to take part.

How can patients, the public and health professionals work better together?

How can patients, the public and health professionals work better together?

In this blog Debbie Hatfield, postdoctoral fellow with Boingboing and the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice, talks about her research and what she hopes it will achieve. Debbie’s work includes promoting and developing her PhD findings which looked at patient and public engagement and involvement for commissioning health services.

Climate change and mental health: Project summary

Climate change and mental health: Project summary

Co-produced with young people who are part of the Blackpool Resilience Revolution, this research examines how climate change affects the mental wellbeing of young people as well as co-developing resources that aim to increase resilience during climate change.

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.

How do employers best support ex-offenders’ resilience in the workplace: Taking part

How do employers best support ex-offenders’ resilience in the workplace: Taking part

We are looking for ex-offenders aged 25-70 to take part in this study. This research will be co-produced with a team of ex-offenders to understand what resilient moves employers can make when employing ex-offenders. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a part of this team you can follow the link on this page for more information.

Policy/practice impact enquiries and submissions of evidence

Policy/practice impact enquiries and submissions of evidence

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.

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

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.

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

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.

Climate change and mental health: Taking part in group workshops

Climate change and mental health: Taking part in group workshops

We are looking for young people aged 10 -18 based in Blackpool to take part in this study. The research aims to understand young people’s opinions and feelings about climate change. If you or someone you know is interested you can use the information on this page to help you decide about taking part.

Climate change and mental health: Taking part in interviews

Climate change and mental health: Taking part in interviews

We are looking for young people aged 10 -18 based in Blackpool to take part in this study. The research aims to understand young people’s opinions and feelings about climate change. If you or someone you know is interested you can use the information on this page to help you decide about taking part.

Climate change and mental health: Aims and objectives

Climate change and mental health: Aims and objectives

Co-produced with young people who are part of the Blackpool Resilience Revolution, this research examines how climate change affects the mental wellbeing of young people as well as co-developing resources that aim to increase resilience during climate change.

Fostering academic resilience a brief review of the evidence base

Fostering academic resilience a brief review of the evidence base

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.

Uniting Resilience Research and Practice With an Inequalities Approach

Uniting Resilience Research and Practice With an Inequalities Approach

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.

Transitions into work for young people with complex needs: a systematic review

Transitions into work for young people with complex needs: a systematic review

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.

Helping professionals develop an “inequalities imagination” 

Helping professionals develop an “inequalities imagination” 

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.

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