Your Resilience

Your Resilience supports young people’s mental health resilience. The education programme is focused on building resilience through life’s transitions in 14–18 year olds, equipping them with the tools and resources to manage their mental health now and in the future. The programme is delivered in a range of settings, currently talent pathways within sport, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and other community settings.

Supporting young people’s mental health

At Mental Health UK, we know there is a growing need for support for young people, with most long-term mental health problems beginning in adolescence: 75% of mental illnesses start before a person’s 18th birthday.

Evidence shows that providing good, early preventative support in the right place at the right time can help to avoid deterioration in young people’s mental health, and equip them for the challenges of everyday life.

That’s why we created Your Resilience – one of the largest UK-wide programme for 14-18 year olds which focuses on supporting young people’s mental health resilience.

The Programme

Your Resilience offers a refreshing perspective on resilience. Designed with input from young people, it supports an open conversation about what resilience is and what is required to build it. Delivered over eight sessions, it provides young people with tools to develop personalised action plans to gain confidence in managing their own mental health.

Key to Your Resilience is supporting facilitators who work with young people by building their confidence to discuss a range of topics with them.

Through these sessions I learned to be able to ask for help when I need to and that it is not the end of the world when I am struggling. I have learned not to give up if I get stuck.

Young Athlete, England Boxing


Our dedicated team provide training for facilitators and then co-deliver the programme with them. Our practical materials are based on real life scenarios to encourage open discussion and reflection.

At the beginning of the programme, our Training Associates will train up your facilitators in your delivery environment or virtually in the content of Your Resilience. Following this, we will work closely with those facilitators to co-deliver the Your Resilience seven one-hour workshops.

Our Training Associates provide a supportive space within a delivery environment – they stay inside the delivery environment for one hour before and one hour after a workshop, allowing facilitators to learn the content as well as prep, plan and debrief.


14 -16 Year-Olds topics:

  • Resilience

  • Exam pressure

  • Friendships (Bullying conflict)

  • Managing studies

  • Social pressures

  • Decisions about the future

  • Evaluation

17 - 18 Year-Olds topics:

  • Resilience

  • Exam Pressure

  • Decisions about the Future

  • Managing Studies

  • Work/life balance (Juggling Time)

  • Social pressures

  • Evaluation

Our impact so far

We have reached 650 young people through the programme and helped them increase their knowledge and tools to build resilience. We have trained over 100 professionals in the programme and co-delivered remotely and in-person with them and by training professionals we incubate a culture of open conversations about mental health which leads to a more supportive environment.

To date we have worked with a range of CAMHS and other youth mental health organisations across the UK. We have also worked with a broad range of professional sports organisations – Rugby Union, Rugby League, Women’s football, Men’s football, Squash, Netball, Archery, Wrestling, Triathlon, Motorsport, Hockey & Boxing.

Get involved

If you want to learn more about to programme, get in touch: [email protected]

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