This webpage is split in to two sections of resources:

Core Skills - Healthy Mind Platter, Five Ways to Wellbeing & Stress Management. 

Development - Mindset;  An Intentional approach to Resilience; Using personal strengths; The “circle of influence”; Personal values; Setting goals; Reflection and learning from experience, self-compassion.  


Resilience is often described as the ability to respond resourcefully to changing circumstances: 

“the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress” (APA)

Therefore resilience isn’t a personality trait, that you are either blessed with or unlucky not have. We all have resilience, which like a muscle with practice gains strength over time. 


What, then, can we do to develop resilience for ourselves? 

The resources below have been collated to support you to identify and take steps to strengthen resilience and in doing so, reduce the negative impact that stressors have on your performance and well-being. There is no simple fix or ideal self to emulate. There are however activities which can help boost our ability to respond flexibly to challenge and to change. Listen to Ali Brown talking about Resilience here (9 min) or read this Harvard Business Review article about the dimensions of resilience at work (7 min). 


Reflection: Pausing to reflect is important to helping develop emotional agility considered to be the cornerstone of resilience. Bringing to conscious awareness the differences we would like to see for ourselves in an important first step. Thinking about the area(s) of your life in which you would like to practice greater resilience, consider:

What would you be doing differently?

How might you be feeling?

What might others notice?

Note down your thoughts. 



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