Everyone is capable of working through challenges and coping with stress. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life's challenges and thrive.
Life can be challenging and may include many stressful situations that can make you feel overwhelmed by different things at different times like:
Resilience makes a big difference for young people. For those who respond to difficulties with resilience are:
More successful in school and with achieving personal goals.
Healthier and happier
More likely to feel motivated and enthusiastic
Building resilience includes:
Developing your own coping strategies
Managing to overcome a difficulty which support you on your own
Be able to feel more positive about the future
Establishing relationships with positive role models
Engaging with a positive social group e.g. youth spaces, football, drama, football clubs
Engaging opportunities to learning skills
Both inner strengths and outside supports are important to build our resilience.
CHOICES works with a resilience model to support the resilience in young people, parents and schools. An approach that we make use of is based on the Haringey Anchor Project. The project has developed a range of tools to support emotional health and wellbeing.
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