Defined as the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, we believe this is a key element of good mental health and wellbeing. We like to think of it as ‘bounce-back ability’. It is also key to building confidence and problem solving skills which all contribute to successful learners.

There are five key factors which create a framework to develop resilience. If any of these are not in place, as is the case for many children and young people, it is more difficult for the individual which is why we need to help our children by teaching them resilience skills.

We do this by following The Seven ‘C’s of resilience – Dr Kenneth Ginsburg*, “Resilience isn’t a simple one part entity”.

We explore these areas and also try to build these skills across the curriculum and the school day. Many of these are just as appropriate for parents to do at home.

These are our Top Tips for building resilience in children and young people:


A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings