– Resilience theory and protective factors
– Emotional literacy and managing emotions
– Awareness of unhealthy and healthy coping strategies
– Knowledge where to access support services
– Developing own tool box to take home


I believe it is important for children to feel empowered and develop resilience independently. Within a session I explain different coping tools (illustrated below) that promote resilience and positive well being. Resilience theorists generally agree, that the presence of one or more protective factors can reduce the effects of exposure to adversity.
“The more protective factors, the more resilient a young person will be”
Sessions are 1 hour long and include a box of materials to take home. Each person will take away a wealth of knowledge and resources.

Coping tools that promote resilience and positive well being

Brown – Kindness and giving
Acts of kindness improve self confidence and esteem.

Green – Mindfulness
Keeping in the moment helps us stay calm and focused. There are a number smart phone apps that walk you through the process in a fun and interactive way.

Yellow – Exercise
Being active produces happy hormones. Running, tennis, football, rock climbing and attending the gym are some examples.

Orange – Healthy Eating
Healthy foods help our body and mind function well. The ‘eatwell plate’ is a great guide to healthy eating.

Blue – Hobbies and interests
Learning new skills and connecting with others whom share the same interests are fun and healthy tools.

Purple – Connecting with people
Having a sense of belonging is important for self esteem.

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