Resilience Forum in Brighton and Blackpool

Brighton Resilience Forum
Thursday 27 September 2018 – Co-producing research and policy on resilience to drought in South Africa
Wednesday 24 October 2018 – Thriving against the odds: lived experience of domestic abuse and barriers to support

Eastbourne Resilience Forum
Monday 17 September 2018 – Supporting children and young people in their mental health in East Sussex schools

Blackpool Resilience Forum
Tuesday 11 September 2018 – What Neuroscience can and cannot tell us. Troubles in early development and what we can do about it later

Previous Resilience Forums

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The Resilience Forum is a space where we welcome and encourage discussion, disagreement and debate about resilience research and practice.  As another way of developing our work further, we invite a few speakers to focus briefly on a specific aspect of resilience and then open it up to the floor.  Presenters at the Forum have included parents, young people, academics and practitioners and a similar mix is planned for future events.

Monthly Forums alternate between Brighton and Blackpool. In Brighton, we usually meet at the Falmer or Moulsecoomb campus of the University of Brighton, and the Blackpool Resilience Forums take place at central locations such as the Blackpool Central Library. We have also previously run Forums in London and Hastings.

“I was so impressed by the quality of the facilitation and the skilful way in which the activities created the space to think, and reflect, and we also were able to take away practical tools and new ideas. Win! Win! Win!” “To be able to reflect on our how I am integrating Resilience into practice was so valuable. I really do appreciate the forums which are consistently excellent, inspiring and challenging.” “Different aspects and different evidence – a very interesting experience.” “It felt as if everybody played a part in it. Great!”

ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research is welcome and attendance at the Resilience Forum is free. The only stipulation is that you have tried to get your head around one of our RT books or at least something specific on resilience before you come so we all have a basic shared understanding.

So far debates have included child protection, sociological critiques of resilience, hope, inequalities, well-being, mentoring, reoffending, whether RT can be used to support young adults, collective resilience, building resilience in practice and feedback from eight intrepids from Brighton who went to a resilience conference in Halifax, Canada.

“Very stimulating debate and enjoyable too. Thank you.”

“I enjoyed the points of discussion and the difference of opinion. Good to hear other people’s perspectives.”

“This was excellent thank you!”

It’s a friendly, lively forum with a real mix of participants which we try to keep on the small side so we can have a good chat. So, if you feel like coming along just click through to the booking page. You can also subscribe to our mailing list so you get reminders in plenty of time. We promise to do our best to make you feel welcome, particularly if you’ve never been to one of these events at the university before.  Everyone gets a look in at the Forum. As one community partner put it, “it’s not just academics gobbing off.” So come on down to the Resilience Forum. Three guesses who thought of that punchy name….

Co-producing research and policy on resilience to drought in South Africa – Thursday 27 September 2018 – Brighton Resilience Forum

This Resilience Forum is about a recent research project that used arts-based methods to work co-productively between young people in South Africa, the UK and academics in both countries. The aim of the research was to better understand the complex relationships between drought, social-ecological systems and young people’s resilience in South Africa.

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