Building resilience
Te whakamanawaroa

Resilience allows us to bounce back from life’s setbacks, and to grow as a result of dealing with challenges. It doesn’t mean being happy, always trouble free and never struggling with your mental health.

We can think of a resilient person as being like a spring. They can bend, stretch, and even get a little knocked out of shape but, sooner or later, they bounce back and continue to perform as, or even better than before.

Resilience is not a fixed trait that you either have, or you don't. Resilience can be learnt, when we give it time and effort.

When we are in a resilient state we can learn about and practice skills, to help support us when we're struggling. We can also learn what resilience feels and looks like, to help us identify when we're going through periods of low resilience.

The three secrets of resilient people - Lucy Hone

Additional resources

Check out the websites below for more information on how to build and maintain resilience: