Resilience

Children and Young People's Mental Health Crisis - A Damning 'State of the Nation' Report

Frederika Roberts | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Frederika Roberts

Suicide is the most common cause of death for boys aged between 5 and 19, being the cause of 14 per cent of deaths in this age group, and the second m...

Women's History Month: The Forgotten Women of Syria

Thaslima Begum | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Thaslima Begum

Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.

What a Cognitive Psychologist Learned About Fear and Resilience When She was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Nazanin Derakhshan | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nazanin Derakhshan

Three years down the line, I still continue to be haunted by my cancer. Like the background music to a movie it's always there, singing the trauma that I have endured. Approximately, two-thirds of women with a breast cancer diagnosis suffer PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and this can make them prone to anxiety and depression later.

From Shoot 'em Ups to Emotional Intelligence: Gaming Gets Kind

Devi Clark | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Parents
Devi Clark

I met Rosie Linder a fortnight ago. Like me, she is a middle aged mother with two children. Like me she wants to connect with her children. "I wanted a fun way to talk about emotions with my daughters. If you just ask them, they are very resistant. They feel they are being put on the spot."

Fear of Failure Does Not Equal Success

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

Encourage effort over results: Show the pupil that it is effort that is valued more than the end result. Through effort, you can encourage a development of self motivation, the ability to decide on their own goals, and the curiosity to experiment with different methods to achieve outcomes.

Three Small Steps to Become More Resilient

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

Like our immune system, resilience is built up over time. Every challenge we overcome has the potential to better prepare us for the next. But, unlike our immune system, this doesn't happen automatically.

Resilience - Tears of Frustration

Dominic Irvine | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

It was New Year's Eve, 1985. I was 17 years old and on my own in the Lake District High Fells. The weather had closed in and the snow was falling heav...

Five Ways To Help Build Mental Resilience In Children

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have an innate desire to protect their child from the challenges life will throw at them. But how can you prepare your child for the somet...

How My Stepfather's Colon Cancer Taught Us How to Be More Resilient

Dana Fletcher | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dana Fletcher

Would you like to know what I have learned? Maybe, just maybe, there is a certain strength in weakness. Anyone who has had a family member with Cancer knows very well that this disease will push you to - and beyond - your emotional limits. But maybe such pain is a reality we must all be prepared to experience in some form?

Stand Up Against Bullying

Kate Elliott | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I hope that by sharing my story and helping prompt the start of a conversation about bullying, other people may feel empowered to share their own story or make an effort to not turn a blind eye to bullying. One of the greatest maintaining factors of silence, making others aware of what's going on and seeking support can enable individuals to get through being bullied.

Miserable Children, Workforce Resilience and Why We Need Mindfulness In Schools

James Berry | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics
James Berry

With more and more research showing that mental health is worsening in our schools and that this problem poses serious long-term costs of as much as £105billion a year, then now is the time to be innovative, look at what's working and act. It's time to start piloting mindfulness in our schools, and measure its success.

Comparing Down: A Life Lesson From Maximum Security Prison

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

One of the most useful skills I learnt during over a decade in prison was to be thankful that things weren't even worse. In psychology this is known as comparing down and helps make you grateful for what you have. Comparing down was a skill that I learnt in New Zealand's toughest maximum-security prison, Paremero.

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.

Nurturing Resilience in Our Children

Marc Smith | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

There's been a fair bit of talk recently about resilience - and how our children somehow lack it. Your own children might even have been taught about it in school and perhaps even had special 'resilience days'.

Disappointing A-Level Results? Don't Panic!

Frederika Roberts | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frederika Roberts

13th August 2015 is the day many 18-year-olds will have been both eagerly awaiting and dreading since finishing their exams in June. A level results ...

Nepal Earthquake Was the Single Most Frightening Experience of My Life

Lisa Rutherford | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lisa Rutherford

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April left the country reeling, killing over 8,000 people, injuring more than 18,000 and leaving 2.8 million people without homes. There was much talk that this earthquake was expected, but it seems that no amount of preparedness will be enough to keep pace with the increasing disaster risk...

Three Steps to Happiness

Vanessa King | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa King

Is there a formula for happiness? Well not exactly - lots of things contribute to how we feel in the moment and about our lives overall, and it varies from person-to-person and over time. But if I had to pick a number - when it comes to happiness that might well be three.

The 'Betty Moment'

Trevor Silvester | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

If I look back for other occasions in my life when I've felt so helpless, so utterly incapable of influencing a situation, where I've surrendered to an imminent horror, none spring to mind. I'm sure if I persevered I could dredge a few up, but why burn happiness doing that?

If You Just Smile

Jo Haigh | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

However good you are as a negotiator though the most underestimated skill is without a doubt keeping a sense of humour. I take my job and the anticipated outcomes very seriously indeed, often as I am negotiating on some matter that can have a massive effect on someone's livelihood.

The Five Keys of Workplace Resilience

Angela Smith | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Smith

Compassion is a wonderful key to have in your life in general, but most people don't think of it as being that useful in their jobs. Compassion for others is important, yes, but also remember to be compassionate with yourself.

Seven Things Resilient People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Here's the thing: you have to choose what's important to you. To create success, you have to set aside time and make room for it. You have to cut out the negative committee and focus on what really matters to you.

Enough Is Enough: Why Too Much Motivational 'Stuff' Is Not Good For Your Career or Business Development

Carol Stewart | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

You have to get to the root cause of what is holding you back. You could spend millions chasing your dreams but unless you deal with the root cause, you will be making someone else richer whilst you stay the same.

How to Have a Calm and Content Christmas

Cat Williams | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year, particularly if we have family members who don't really get on with each other! What is the secret to staying calm throughout the festive season, no matter what it brings? It's self-esteem.

Anti-Bullying Month: Learning Resilience

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

November is anti-bullying month: with a rise in press campaigns and awareness around bullying, what is available to parents to support their bullied children, or to prevent their children becoming bullied?

Resilience - New Education Fad

Frank Furedi | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frank Furedi

Education has always been blighted by fads and interventions devised in the fields of business administration, scientific management, psychology and social policy. Resilience is the latest such import.