Resilience Workshops for Children and Teens
Resilience in Schools and Colleges
Resilience is at the heart of pupil wellbeing, success and long term mental health, as they navigate their way through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.
We use The Resilience Doughnut to help us to understand the things that help all children, adolescents and adults cope better, like relationships, a powerful identity, a sense of belonging, agency, meaning, purpose, achievement and social justice. A resilience-building response is attuned to the cultural and contextual differences found among the individuals, the school and wider community to which they are part. This is what we help you to do.
The Resilience Doughnut provides a practical research-validated tool for schools and colleges which can be used on a class, year group or whole school basis, enabling all pupils to better manage the inevitable ups and downs of life, and with individuals and small groups on a targeted basis to build capacity for resilience for those currently experiencing a challenge, adversity or transition.
The Resilience Doughnut also provides a framework for schools and colleges to establish, build and strengthen a positive school climate, which involves every pupil, member of staff and parent in their interactions each day. Fostering resilience at an individual, class and whole-school level has the potential to build schools in which the pupils have the capacity to grow and flourish within a positive school community.
You can select from our range of workshops and training opportunities detailed below.
Resilience Training for Adults Working with Children and Teens
Resilient Kids and Teens
By providing strategies to help children and adolescents cope with life's challenges and times of change, you enable them to survive and thrive.
Using the Resilience Doughnut, this practical workshop provides the opportunity for up to 30 children or adolescents from 8 to 18 years old to understand what helps them cope, thrive and flourish during the life's inevitable ups and downs.
All workshops are tailored to age and life stage of the participants as well as the context of their setting. There is also the opportunity for a highly tailored workshop for smaller groups, experiencing one or more specific challenges or life transitions.
Bright Thinking is a fun, engaging and practical 6-week programme for children whose anxiety fuels their negative thinking. Developed over 12 years ago at The Resilience Centre in Australia and delivered successfully over 50 times, the programme demonstrates a significant reduction in children’s anxiety and a dramatic increase in their social and personal competence.
Bright Thinking is a strengths-based programme. Rather than a focus on the child’s anxiety or worry thoughts, it encourages a focus on what’s working! Throughout the programme, children recognise pessimistic and optimistic thinking, while giving them the solution focused skills to get from one type of thinking to another.
Pupil Resilience - Foundation Training
This practical foundation training will provide you and your whole team with an understanding of how we build the resilience of pupils and, through the application of The Resilience Doughnut, a practical tool to apply immediately through their interactions with pupils.
Bright Thinking Training
This training provides an opportunity to gain strategies for working with children whose anxiety fuels their negative thinking. It explores the key aspects of resilient thinking, practical ways we can foster optimism in children, the use of solution focused and strengths-based language in assisting children to face difficulties and challenges and a full walk-through of the Bright Thinking programme and materials.