Resilience is at the heart of our wellbeing, success and long term mental health, as we navigate our way through the inevitable transitions and adversities of life. 
The Resilience Doughnut is a practical, research-validated model being used around the world to build the resilience of children, adolescents and adults. It provides a practical tool and framework which can be used with individuals, groups, families, teams or across a whole organisation or community.

Resilience for Workplaces


"Higher employee resilience is associated with more productivity and job satisfaction; and less stress, burnout and absences from work." - Employee Survey; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2017 Resilience is at the heart of wellbeing, success and long term mental health. With The Resilience Doughnut, you can build the resilience of your staff so they can connect within a positive workplace community. Our aim is to foster resilient individuals within resilient organisations, with the capacity to grow and flourish. The Resilience Doughnut is easy to understand, it’s fun and it’s creative. Firstly, The Resilience Doughnut provides a practical research-validated tool for organisations which can be used on a universal basis, enabling all staff to better manage the inevitable ups and downs of life. Secondly it can be used on a targeted basis to build the capacity for resilience of individuals experiencing a challenge, adversity or period of transition. The Resilience Doughnut also provides a framework, giving organisations a simple creative formula to shape the environment so it works for every individual. At the very least, the process of working with The Resilience Doughnut leaves individuals with a sense of hope and optimism, although as we see regularly, it is unlimited in the impact it can have. “The session was truly inspiring, very well presented and engaging.”​ - Workshop delegate, BookingGo The Resilience Doughnut resonates with many adults, particularly those who have struggled through adversity and, not only survived, but have actually thrived as a result of their tough times. It also resonates because it focuses on the strengths in an adult lives, with more focus on what has worked and how, rather than the overbearing weight on the negative or problems that need to be fixed. It is essentially a strength approach and seeks to strengthen what is already working. You can, of course, just use The Resilience Doughnut with staff on a one-to-one or small group basis within your own role, but it can also provide a whole-organisation, embedded, sustainable and fully evaluated approach to staff resilience. We provide a range of training and development opportunities for individuals, small groups and whole teams, including specific opportunities for current and aspiring middle, senior and executive leaders and managers. - Providing a cost-effective and sustainable approach for organisations which works. And, including the Resilience Report, enables you to evaluate the impact of all your staff wellbeing work.​ “Empowering! Everyone should do this workshop! The trainer was amazing.” - Workshop delegate, First Data​ When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, it is common for organisations to focus only on those facing difficulties, but this doesn’t build the resiliency skills needed for all staff to achieve long-term wellbeing. Furthermore a reactionary response to problems as they arise does not build a positive workplace climate, but rather highlights the difficulties faced, creating a depressed and problem saturated climate. The Resilience Doughnut provides a powerful, yet easy to use, tool for all staff with solution focused, strengths-based practice at its core, which, for organisations, translates into a more supportive, optimistic and connected environment, enabling staff to thrive and flourish.




Resilience for Schools and Colleges - Pupil Resilience


Resilience is at the heart of wellbeing, success and long term mental health. With The Resilience Doughnut, you can build the resilience of your pupils so they can connect within a positive school community. Our aim is to foster resilient individuals within resilient communities, with the capacity to grow and flourish. "Resilience is not a trait but a process of interaction." - Dr Michael Ungar The Resilience Doughnut is easy to understand, it’s fun and it’s creative. As a tool, it enables a practical approach for building the resilience of individuals, providing strategies to help with life's challenges and times of change. As a framework, it gives a simple creative formula for schools to shape the environment so it works for every individual. At the very least, the process of working with The Resilience Doughnut leaves individuals with a sense of hope and optimism, although as we see regularly, it is unlimited in the impact it can have. “The Resilience Doughnut has been central in creating a paradigm shift from seeing our pupils as 'at risk' to 'at potential'.” - Deputy Headteacher You can, of course, just use The Resilience Doughnut with pupils on a one-to-one or small group basis within your own role, but it can also provide a whole-school, embedded, sustainable and fully evaluated approach to pupil resilience. We provide a range of training and development opportunities for individuals, small groups and whole teams, including specific opportunities for pastoral leads, mental health and wellbeing leads as well as current and aspiring middle, senior and executive school and college leaders. - Providing a cost-effective and sustainable approach for schools and colleges which works. And, including the Resilience Report, enables you to evaluate the impact of all your pupil wellbeing work. "When we change our focus from mental disorder and dysfunction to resilience and positive development, we open possibilities for new ways of intervening in the lives of all children." - Dr Michael Ungar When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, it is common for schools to focus only on those facing difficulties, but this doesn’t build the resiliency skills needed for all pupils to achieve long-term wellbeing. Furthermore, a reactionary response to problems as they arise does not build a positive school climate, but rather highlights the difficulties faced, creating a depressed and problem saturated climate. The Resilience Doughnut provides a powerful, yet easy to use, tool for all students, staff and parents with solution focused, strengths-based practice at its core, which, for schools and colleges, translates into a more supportive, optimistic and connected environment, enabling pupils to thrive and flourish. "Mindset altering. Our training was delivered clearly and precisely and provided a brilliant tool for supporting our pupils and their families." - Head of Year Firstly, when working with pupils, schools and colleges can use The Resilience Doughnut with a class, year group or on whole school, basis, enabling all pupils to better manage the inevitable ups and downs of life. Secondly it can be used on a targeted basis to build the resilience of individuals experiencing adversity, a period of transition or dealing with trauma. "If you are not prepared to look at your pupils' strengths, don’t touch their weaknesses" - Reuven Feuerstein Most schools have aspects of resiliency in their school plan in order to develop students to be well balanced and prepared for life beyond the school environment. The Resilience Doughnut, however, is groundbreaking in its approach by impacting on the whole school learning community. - Everyone takes the same approach and the same message, providing a school community able to foster resilient pupils. Schools with a positive culture practice a whole school approach to the development of wellbeing and emotional resilience, which involves every teacher and every student in their natural interactions each day. This is what we help you to achieve.




Resilience for Schools and Colleges - Staff Resilience


The Resilience Doughnut resonates with many adults, particularly those who have struggled through adversity and, not only survived, but have actually thrived as a result of their tough times. It also resonates because it focuses on the strengths in an adult lives, with more focus on what has worked and how, rather than the overbearing weight on the negative or problems that need to be fixed. It is essentially a strength approach and seeks to strengthen what is already working. With The Resilience Doughnut, you can build the resilience of your staff so they can connect within a positive school workplace. Our aim is to foster resilient individuals within resilient communities, with the capacity to grow and flourish. "Resilience is not a trait but a process of interaction." - Dr Michael Ungar The Resilience Doughnut is easy to understand, it’s fun and it’s creative. As a tool, it enables a practical approach for building the resilience of individuals, providing strategies to help with life's challenges and times of change. As a framework, it gives a simple creative formula for schools to shape the environment so it works for every individual. At the very least, the process of working with The Resilience Doughnut leaves individuals with a sense of hope and optimism, although as we see regularly, it is unlimited in the impact it can have. You can, of course, just use The Resilience Doughnut with staff on a one-to-one or small group basis within your own role, but it can also provide a whole-school, embedded, sustainable and fully evaluated approach to staff resilience. We provide a range of training and development opportunities for individuals, small groups and whole teams, including specific opportunities for staff mental health and wellbeing leads as well as current and aspiring middle, senior and executive school and college leaders. - Providing a cost-effective and sustainable approach for schools and colleges which works. And, including the Resilience Report, enables you to evaluate the impact of all your staff wellbeing work. When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, it is common for schools to focus only on those facing difficulties, but this doesn’t build the resiliency skills needed for all staff and pupils to achieve long-term wellbeing. Furthermore, a reactionary response to problems as they arise does not build a positive school climate, but rather highlights the difficulties faced, creating a depressed and problem saturated climate. The Resilience Doughnut provides a powerful, yet easy to use, tool for all students, staff and parents with solution focused, strengths-based practice at its core, which, for schools and colleges, translates into a more supportive, optimistic and connected environment, enabling staff to thrive and flourish. With school and college staff, The Resilience Doughnt can be used on a universal basis, enabling all staff to better manage the inevitable ups and downs of life. It can also be used on a targeted basis to build the capacity for resilience of individuals experiencing a challenge, adversity, a period of transition. "Teacher wellbeing requires a cultural shift - it is not just about yoga sessions and fruit bowls." - Julian Stanley, Education Support Partnership Schools with a positive culture practice a whole school approach to the development of wellbeing and emotional resilience, which involves every teacher and every student in their natural interactions each day. This is what we help you to achieve.




Resilience for Adults


"Resilience is as much about what we have as what we think." - Dr Michael Ungar Resilience is at the heart of adult wellbeing, success and long term mental health, as we navigate our way through the challenges and transitions that life sometimes brings. Our aim is to foster resilient individuals within resilient communities, with the capacity to grow and flourish. The Resilience Doughnut is easy to understand, it’s fun and it’s creative. As a practical tool it can be used with all adults as they face the inevitable ups and downs of life, however you find it particularly useful in promoting a resilient response in those who are experiencing a period of adversity or transition. By providing strategies to help with life's challenges and times of change, you enable them to survive and thrive. Building resilience is different from preventing or stopping problems. It shifts the focus to increasing the capacity of children, adolescents and adults within communities, and helps them to anticipate and deal with recurring, chronic and new challenges. It inspires us to think about positive development rather than just suppressing disorder or ending disease and dysfunction. "Brilliant training for our team. I will be recommending The Resilience Doughnut to colleagues across Wales!” - Service Manager, Wrexham County Borough Council Resilience is not a latent quality inside an individual, or a quality of a family or community. It is instead a process that involves multiple systems working together to help us thrive when we are experiencing adversity or transitions. When building resilience we need an understanding of the things that help all adults cope better, like relationships, a powerful identity, a sense of belonging, agency, meaning, purpose, achievement and social justice, all of which are embedded within The Resilience Doughnut. A resilience-building response involves multiple systems and is attuned to the cultural and contextual differences found among the individuals, their families and the community to which they are part. - This is what we help you to do. You can, of course, just use The Resilience Doughnut with adults on a one-to-one or small group basis within your own role, but it also provides a framework for practitioners, organisations and communities in which adults have the capacity to grow and flourish. We provide a range of training and development opportunities for individuals, small groups and whole teams. - Providing a cost-effective and sustainable approach for practitioners, organisations and communities which works. And, including the Resilience Report, enables you to evaluate the impact of all your resilience work. - An embedded, sustainable and fully evaluated approach to adult resilience.




Resilience for Children and Adolescents


"When we change our focus from mental disorder and dysfunction to resilience and positive development, we open possibilities for new ways of intervening in the lives of all children." - Dr Michael Ungar Resilience is at the heart of child and adolescent wellbeing, success and long term mental health, as they navigate their way through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Our aim is to foster resilient individuals within resilient communities, with the capacity to grow and flourish. The Resilience Doughnut is easy to understand, it’s fun and it’s creative. As a practical research-validated tool it can be used with all children and adolescents as they face the inevitable ups and downs of life, however you find it particularly useful in promoting a resilient response in individuals experiencing adversity, a period of transition or dealing with trauma. By providing strategies to help with life's challenges and times of change, you enable them to survive and thrive. Resilience is not a latent quality inside an individual child or adolescent, or a quality of a family, school or community. It is instead a process that involves multiple systems working together to help them thrive when they are experiencing adversity or transitions. When building resilience we need an understanding of the things that help all children, adolescents and adults cope better, like relationships, a powerful identity, a sense of belonging, agency, meaning, purpose, achievement and social justice, all of which are embedded within The Resilience Doughnut. A resilience-informed response involves multiple systems and is attuned to the cultural and contextual differences found among the individuals, families and community to which they are part. - This is what we help you to do. "Fewer than half of adults caring for children and adolescents actually promote resilience in them. Many try their best in helping them develop resilience but only some make a difference." - International Resilience Project​ ​​ You can, of course, just use The Resilience Doughnut with children and adolescents on a one-to-one or small group basis within your own role, but it also provides a framework for practitioners, organisations and communities in which children and adolescents have the capacity to grow and flourish. We provide a range of training and development opportunities for individuals, small groups and whole teams. - Providing a cost-effective and sustainable approach for practitioners, organisations and communities which works. And, including the Resilience Report, enables you to evaluate the impact of all your resilience work.​ - An embedded, sustainable and fully evaluated approach to child and adolescent resilience.




Resilience for Parents and Families


"The concept of The Resilience Doughnut is fantastic. It is individual, empowering, motivational, reflective and also gives aspiration and a sense of gratitude. Our trainer was so knowledgeable about the process and clearly very passionate about it." - Parent ​​ The Resilience Doughnut is easy to understand, it’s fun and it’s creative. It helps parents and carers discover ways to support their children as they grow and change, so that they can face life's inevitable challenges as they transition through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. It shows parents the areas of strength that are already working well in their child’s life and gives ideas about how to use these strengths to enhance resilience further. It empowers parents to draw on all the other resources that are available to them and combines these positive strategies to support them in raising their children. "The Resilience Doughnut completely changed how I was approaching my kids. I was trying to help them by fixing the problems. Now I focus on their strengths and it really works. The flow on effect is evident in my son's change in attitude at school." - Parent





Building your capacity for resilience.

Are you looking for practical workshops, training or one-to-one sessions for you and your team? Our online delivery is perfect for community organisations, local government, schools, colleges, universities and corporate settings.

Resilience in your setting.

How does resilience impact your setting? How will the application of The Resilience Doughnut enable you, your family, colleagues, team, organisation and community to thrive?

Resilience Training 

Practical training for individuals, teams and whole organisations with a focus on child and adolescent or adult resilience through through the application of The Resilience Doughnut. 

Parents' Workshops

A practical workshop for parents and carers to explore their child's resilience through the application of The Resilience Doughnut. A popular, fun and engaging session,

Presentations

A short session for your team with practical take-aways. Providing an engaging introduction to resilience and The Resilience Doughnut specific to your setting and focus.

Personal Resilience

Practical one-to-one and team sessions for adults to explore their own resilience through The Resilience Doughnut, and feel better equipped to face challenges of daily life.

Resilience is at the heart of our wellbeing, success and long term mental health, as we navigate our way through the inevitable transitions and adversities of life. 
The Resilience Doughnut is a practical, research-validated model being used around the world to build the resilience of children, adolescents and adults. It provides a practical tool and framework which can be used with individuals, groups, families, teams or across a whole organisation or community.

Publications

Our selection of publications including the peer-reviewed validation study by The Resilience Centre and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Clients

We are proud to have worked with a wide range of organisations from across the private, public and third sectors who share our passion for building resilience.

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