Emotional resilience is mostly a learned behaviour and research has found that people can learn to become more resilient. People should not be defined as high resilient or low resilient – it would be more accurate to describe a person as currently high resilient or currently low resilient. Everyone’s emotional resilience is affected by competing factors – protective and risk – and as these factors change people’s level of resilience changes.
So how can we become more resilient?
· Build and maintain your protective factors whilst responding in a healthy and sustainable manner to the risk factors in your life.
· Understand your level of pessimism and how you rationalise the negative events in your life.
· Learn the life skills of highly resilient people.
We deliver age appropriate resilience skills programmes – fun and highly interactive – to people across the UK, and we offer a Train the Trainer programme where an organisation wishes to deliver our training themselves.
Training to increase emotional resilience as a defence against depression
Training to reduce the risks linked to emotional distress and depression.
We deliver suicide prevention training to people over the age of 16. Evidence indicates strongly that most people who are at risk of suicide are suffering from a mental health condition such as clinical depression – a condition which is treatable in most people.
Unfortunately evidence is also clear that most people who are at heightened risk find it very difficult to access the help they need.
Our training demonstrates how to identify that someone may be at risk, how to communicate safely with them and how to link them to the appropriate resources.
After completing our training over 95% of participants state that they are more likely to ask for help for themselves if they are feeling down and are also more likely to try and help someone else who may be at heightened risk.