Building resilience in young people (online for teams)

In-house course

Strengthen resilience skills in young people using tools to develop growth mindsets, nourish inner reserves, and recover from setbacks and difficult situations.

This is a 1 day online course delivered in-house (for teams).

Using evidence based interventions that are easily applied and taught, this course identifies strategies and insights that help strengthen resilience skills in young people.

Explore self-help tools to develop growth mindsets, nourish inner reserves, strengthen support, recover from setbacks and build resilient responses to difficult situations.

    This training is currently only available online (for teams).

    Course aims

    To increase understanding of how learnable skills, strategies and insights can strengthen resilience in young people and ourselves

    The course focuses on evidence-based interventions and self-help tools that are easily applied and taughtTo increase participants’ familiarity with resilience insights, interventions and self-help practices they can use themselves and pass on to the young people they work with

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Be aware of the evidence base showing that resilience training reduces the risk of depression and anxiety in young people
    • Recognise how growth mindsets can help recovery from setbacks
    • Explore methods for drawing out strengths in themselves and/or clients
    • Become more familiar with practical strategies for problem solving, recovering from setbacks, dealing with distress and improving relationships

    Venue info:

    This course is delivered online (for teams)

    Trainer: Chris Johnstone

    Wealth of information and techniques which I can now use with my clients. One of the most informative and enabling courses I have attended. Would definitely recommend. The food was also amazing! Thank you for a great day.”

    Kayleigh Knight, Family Support Worker, Next Link, September 2018

    Understanding resilience in a scientific way, learning different ways to portray resilience, visual aids for building resilience. Lots of very useful ways of looking at resilience that can be easily transferred to working with young people.”

    Sam Whitehead, HE Welfare Officer, Weston College, September 2018

    Practical ideas, exercises to use with young people. Handouts and references, experiential learning throughout the day. I really appreciate your gentle supporting style that was very inclusive. Obviously very knowledgeable. I feel more confident about how to work with my clients to strengthen their resilience. I also feel that I have strengthened my own resilience throughout the day. Lunch was excellent – great for self-care.”

    Marj Levy, Counsellor in FE & Private Practice, September 2018

    Analogies, pictures, exercises, tips, strategies, tools. Very good, even inspirational. Well presented, well organised, good value for money, fantastic lunch! ”

    Rajan Bowri, GP and Occupational Health Doctor, September 2018

    Excellent strategies/information which can easily be integrated into my work with young people in school. Also really helpful for me personally. Really useful strategies and was taught in an experiential way which is a good way for me to learn. Great venue & fab food. One of the best day's training in ages!”

    School Counsellor, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple

    All useful - spider diagram; emotional First Aid strategies; 5 stage problem-solving process; and all the tools suggested to try. Good sense of humour in trainer was appreciated. Extremely intelligently presented.”

    House Intervention Manager - Oasis Academy Brightstowe School