Resilience (Me vs We)

What is it?

Our resilience programs are designed to introduce students and build capacity in two ways. The first is development of personal influences in life, ie those factors we can control. It focuses on self perception, recognising, managing and regulating our own emotions and behaviour, stress, working independently, dealing with setbacks and obstacles. The second element focuses on external factors affecting our lives including skills to manage conflict and bullying, social pressure, resolving interpersonal problems, recognising how our actions affect others and showing willingness to entertain divergent views and perspectives.

Modules and Content:


  •           Active listening, mediation and negotiation
  •           Resolve interpersonal problems and conflicts
  •           Demonstrate empathy for others
  •           Understanding the dynamics and impact of  power, stereotyping, prejudice, sexism, homophobia and  racism.

Emotional Resilience

  •           Understanding how personal identity, preferences and styles affect self esteem, confidence, health and wellbeing, and relationships
  •           Motivation, confidence and commitment when faced with new or difficult situations
  •           Recognising emotions
  •           Developing empathy and understanding of others
  •           Learning from successes and failures

Understanding Self

  •           Understand, clarify, and value personal opinions, beliefs, values, choices and emotions
  •           Personality styles
  •           Work and study preferences


  •           Asserting own view point approaching ??
  •           Entertaining divergent views
  •           Differentiating between passive, assertive and aggressive responses
  •           Parent, child, adult and ego states – I’m OK, You’re OK


Literacy and numeracy and career planning skills are essential to help prepare young people for the transition to work or further education. In addition, young people need a broad range of social skills, coping and problem solving strategies that are tied to a sense of optimism and positive self-esteem. (Knight, 2007).

Knight, C. (2007). A resilience framework: Perspectives for educators. Health Education, 107(6), 543–555.