Building Resilience Programme

Building Resilience Health and Wellbeing Programme

Introduction to Building Resilience

Building Resilience aims to take children on a personal journey to look at what influences their mental health and emotional wellbeing, through the mix of teaching, reflection, multimedia and interactive activities. It has gathered together current best practice to bring a new set of materials which reflect the advances in research and developments in this area.

Learning through health and wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.  Building Resilience provides a focus for the whole school community, promoting partnerships with families and the wider school community.

It aims to help children to function well, both at school and in life. It provides practical strategies to help them cope with the ups and downs of their everyday lives and tools they can use when they experience difficulties, frustrations and challenging times. Use of the Building Resilience materials will provide children with skills for life.

Building Resilience is made up of twelve units which are delivered over a three year period. The ten main units focus on each of ten things that support the development of resilience.

The Building Resilience Toolkit

Parent & Carer Leaflet

A parent and carer leaflet with an overview of the key messages from the launch assembly is provided for each unit. Within the information, there is a Talk it Over section which provides a suggested topic for parents to share with their child.  Importantly the leaflet also contains a Family Activity and Key Book to allow learning to be shared and extended at home. The Family Activity will be introduced at the launch assembly and it will form some of the learning that can be included in the sharing assembly.