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The Resilience Project

This term Tintern hosted an online information evening for Middle School and Senior College families with Hugh van Cuylenberg from The Resilience Project.

We were pleased to have over 150 parents attend the online event where Hugh provided a number of simple strategies for parents and students to implement gratitude, empathy and mindfulness – the core principles of The Resilience Project. Hugh also discussed the importance of practising and implementing key strategies as a family to build resilience and drive sustainable change.

If you missed this session or would like further information, you can now access The Resilience Project at home here 

Parent & Guardian Information 

Welcome parents & carers. We hope these resources will help you to continue to support the positive mental health of your child/children.

TRP @ Home has been designed to provide families with easy to implement learning activities and digital content linked to the The Resilience Projects key principles; Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness & Emotional Literacy (See below for further details on the principles).  These principles are simple to implement and are supported by research that shows practising them everyday will help you feel happier and more resilient. 

TRP recommends that you demonstrate the GEM principles at home as often as you can, if you practice these principles as part of your daily routine they will become a habit, making them a habit will improve your happiness and resilience. We also think it is a great way to facilitate positive conversations as your family shares a meal either in the morning, afternoon or evening. 

To help you talk about emotions and feelings please download and print the emotions sheet. You will use these in some activities and they can be a useful tool to assist young people talk about how they are feeling.

Emotions Sheet
The Resilience Project principles: 
Gratitude – Paying attention to the things that we have right now, and not worrying about what we don’t have. We practise this by noticing the positives that exist around us. 

Empathy – Putting ourselves in the shoes of others to feel and see what they do. We practice this through being kind and compassionate towards other people.

Mindfulness – Our ability to be calm and present at any given moment. We practice this through slowing down and concentrating on one thing at a time. This could be our breathing, completing a colouring sheet or noticing the noises we can hear. 

Emotional Literacy – Our ability to label our emotions as we experience them. Labelling our emotions helps us to manage our emotions (soften negative emotions and find positive emotions). We practice this by labelling our emotions as we experience different parts of our day.




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