The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.
Through presentations, school curriculum, events, the TRP App, and Wellbeing Journals, we share the benefits of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness, and easy ways to practise these in everyday life. We also incorporate Emotional Literacy, Connection and Physical Health education and activities as they are foundational contributors to positive mental health.
The Resilience Project curriculum are focused on four evidence based positive mental health strategies:
looks at focusing on what we have now, rather than what we do not have. By trying to look at the positives in our lives and bringing them to the forefront of our minds.
If you practice gratitude for 21 days, it beings to rewire your brain, which begins looking for positives naturally, making you three times more likely to notice a positive. After 42 days of practicing gratitude your energy levels increase, you feel happier, are less likely to get sick, become more optimistic and have better quality sleep, amongst other wonderful things.
has us putting ourselves in other people’s shoes, trying to see things from their point of view. To practice empathy, we show kindness and compassion to others. When we do something kind for other people our brains release oxytocin, which leads to increased self-esteem and confidence, increased energy, increased levels of happiness and increased levels of positivity.
by intentional bringing awareness to your experience in the moment, paying attention to what is happening in the now, what is helpful to you and what is unhelpful to you.
Mindfulness can be found in formal methods, such as meditation and breathing exercises, or it can be found by doing something you love so much that it takes your full engagement. Research shows that mindfulness can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, improve decision making, improve people’s ability to focus, relieve stress, prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep and reduce feelings of nervousness.
the ability to name and identify different emotions allows us to help manage what we are feeling. We practice this skill by labelling our emotions as we experience different parts of our day, acknowledging what we are feeling, as well as why we may be feeling them, and how we can work through these emotions to better regulate and balance ourselves.
These skills can help students to be resilient when dealing with change, manage conflict, increase feelings of connectedness to school and peers, making friends, increase cooperation, increase feelings of acceptance, help to manage stress, help to set goals and plan for the future, as well as growing their ability to recognise and manage their own feelings.
Our School Community
The Parent Inspire Program includes:
The Resilience Project works with parents and carers in the school community, not only because wellbeing is relevant to them too, but because it helps to build the school-home connection.
This content is designed to engage families in the program through entertaining storytelling, animations and music. Families will be introduced to the key concepts of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness & Emotional Literacy and the benefits of regularly practising these.
After watching the Staff Inspire videos, schools can start to share the Parent Inspire content with their families.
As a school you ultimately understand your parent and carer communities needs and circumstances and are therefore in the best position to decide how to utilise the content to strengthen your TRP program.
To support this, we have provided you with some suggested timelines, materials and communication templates below.