Resilient Rutland announces a revised approach to Lottery funded mental health project

We are indeed living in strange times and the continued uncertainty is having an impact on us all.

At Resilient Rutland we have been working hard on our website to provide trusted information on where to get help and advice. We have added specific Coronavirus information for parents and young people which has been created by the charity YoungMinds.

An exciting new initiative is our recently created Resources section. In the past two weeks we have worked collaboratively with Brooke Hill Academy’s ELSA Paula Reeves to develop and share activities to try at school and home, our ‘Resilient Moves’ can be used by both professionals and parents. Ideas for a wellbeing walk, simple self-calm and breathing activities are just a snapshot of what is available.

Lyn Harte, School Liaison Officer comments: ”We have made sure that the resources are accessible to all, are simple in their message and easy to use. The response we have had so far has been phenomenal and we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from head teachers and pastoral leaders from across the UK. “

“We will continue to add to our ‘Resilient Moves’ and share via social media and on our website. Next month we will be launching our Resilient Moves calendar which is being developed collaboratively within the Rutland community and of course our young people will be playing a key role in its design and development. Future topics will include fostering talents & interests, connecting with others, having a laugh, and getting exercise and fresh air. Our approach follows the evidence based Academic Resilience framework which forms the basis for our work within Rutland schools.”

Follow Resilient Rutland on social media as we will be sharing all useful articles and activities on our Facebook page and via Twitter.

Our key message is that we are here to help and if you have any ideas we could consider please get in touch.

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