Resilience is what gives us the psychological strength to cope with stress and hardship. It is the mental strength that we call on in times of need to carry us through without falling apart and enables us to bounce back.

Dealing with change or loss is an inevitable part of life. At some point, everyone experiences varying degrees of setbacks. Some of these challenges might be relatively minor, such as not getting the teacher you want, while others are disastrous on a much larger scale, such as abuse, major accidents, homelessness or being removed from a parent. How we deal with these problems can play a significant role in not only the outcome but also the long-term psychological consequences.

This course will look at what resilience is, our own resilience as adults, signs of resilience and how to build a child or young person’s resilience. This course is relevant for everyone.