The Resilience Project


We are excited to continue to bring The Resilience Project program into our classroom and share it with our school community.


Current research tells us:

  • 1 in 4 adolescents have a mental illness.
  • 1 in 7 primary school students have a mental illness.
  • 1 in 5 adults will experience mental ill-health throughout the year.
  • 65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness.

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to support positive mental health and build resilience. Presentations include stories and research on how we can build mental health in our day to day lives, and support the mental health of the children in our care.


The Resilience Project understand that as primary carers, parents have an essential role to play in building positive mental health with their children. Through this program, teachers and students engage in weekly lessons and activities around the key principles of GratitudeEmpathy and Mindfulness (GEM) to build resilience. To support what we’re doing in the classroom, parents have access to an online Parent and Carer Hub which introduces The Resilience Project, build parent's own confidence around resilience, and give ideas to help children and their mental health throughout the year.


The Resilience Project’s School Program has been evaluated by the University of Melbourne, with parents observing positive changes in how children handled home situations.


The evaluation also demonstrated the program had targeted benefits in building:

  • Children’s use of daily gratitude strategies and their sense of gratitude.
  • Confidence and self-esteem, especially in relation to their peer relationships.
  • Relationships at school and home.
  • Knowledge and ability to express emotions.
  • More supportive classroom environments.

To learn more about The Resilience Project by exploring the ideas, activities and resources which bring Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM) to life visit TRP@HOME.



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