Building Resilience in Children

Mental health problems like anxiety and depression are quickly becoming the leading health problems for our young people. Often there is a genetic pre-disposition but the environment most definitely plays a role. Setbacks, moments of challenge and disappointment are a part of normal development but sometimes we need support to turn these emotions around. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a negative situation and it is extremely important because it helps us understand the factors that help children develop into mentally healthy adults – it can actually help protect our little ones from developing mental health problems.

This important talk conducted by Dr Fiona Martin will explain what resilience is, how it is developed and most importantly ways to increase resilience in your child. Dr Martin aims to look at how we can help children use disappointment and failure and turn them into opportunities to become more emotionally competent and resilient.

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