Resilience Forums

Online Resilience Forum
Wednesday 24 February 2021 – Anti-bullying intervention to promote resilience

Brighton Resilience Forum
Future dates will be announced in due course

Blackpool Resilience Forum
Future dates will be announced in due course

Hastings primary schools sessions
Staff from primary schools in Hastings and St Leonard’s can attend our free programme of twilight sessions. The sessions offer a focused insight into specific mental health issues experienced by pupils and regularly faced by school staff.

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 usually alternate between Brighton and Blackpool but are currently being held online. In Brighton, we usually meet at the Falmer, Moulsecoomb or Hastings 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.

“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….

Applying to be a speaker

Applying to be a speaker

If you are interested in leading a Resilience Forum we’ve put together the information on these pages to help you decide and to start thinking about how your expertise may best be shared within our tried and tested Resilience Forum format.

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Accessing the online Resilience Forum

Accessing the online Resilience Forum

All our Resilience Forums are currently held online using Microsoft Teams. You can find out more about how to access the Resilience Forums via Microsoft Teams and why we have chosen to use this platform here.

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Previous Resilience Forums

Previous Resilience Forums

You can find information about our previous Resilience Forums in Brighton, Blackpool, Hastings and online here. Many of our previous Resilience Forums and Centre meetings have slides you can download, blogs you can read, or short films you can watch.

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The Resilience Forum Team

The Resilience Forum Team

The Resilience Forum is only made possible through the hard work and committent of our amazing volunteers and staff. Find out more about the team behind the forum and their involvement in the Boingboing, CRSJ and Resilience Revolution community.

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