Developing “bounce back-ability” in young people
Through our Resiliency Toolkit we’re working ‘at the top of the cliff’ with 14-18 year olds in secondary schools across the region to build important life skills in stress management, decision-making around alcohol and drugs, healthy relationships, cybersafety and peer mentoring. Our goal is to build resilient youth for our community, with a focus on preventing them from becoming ‘at risk’.
‘Resilient Youth’ are young people who can bounce back from whatever life throws at them. They possess the tools and skills required to better manage themselves/their decisions/their lives, to cope in healthy ways with the various pressures and stresses they face each day, and to seek out good sources of
additional support if required.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE COMMUNITY TRUST OF MID & SOUTH CANTERBURY, WHOSE 3-YEAR MAJOR GRANT ENABLED US TO LAUNCH THE RESILIENCY TOOLKIT