Resilience is something that can change over time and a child or young person can be shown that they have the power to change it. Resilience can be taught and learned, and that the things that build resilience can be introduced into everyday life.
There are three parts to resilience:
- Mental wellbeing describes our mental state. This is how a child or young person is feeling and how well they can cope with day-to-day life. Their emotional wellbeing can change, from day to day, month to month or year to year.
- Next is social connections. Connecting with other people isn’t always easy and many children and young people can sometimes feel isolated or struggle with relationships. Lots of them feel like this and making friends can help them to overcome this.
- Lastly are ways to cope. There are many ways to cope and get support, such as speaking to specialists like doctors, or their family and friends.