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.”
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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All communications should be directed to Morag Tyler - Project Manager Tel 07572 593 004 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Resilient Rutland was started as a project in 2014 as a direct response to feedback from young people in our county - their overwhelming concern was that of mental health and well-being.
Having worked closely with professional agencies, schools, the Local Authority and of course our young people, we have arrived at a joint commitment to implement a programme to champion mental health.
The project has received £484,700 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund, which officially started on 29th Jan 2019 and will run for four years.
Additional details on the Resilient Rutland project can be found here.
About Rutland First
The Resilient Rutland project will be led and overseen by Rutland First, a Community Interest Company based in Rutland. Rutland First acted as Healthwatch Rutland from 2014 to April 2018, since when it has broadened its remit. The objectives of the company are to undertake and encourage a broad range of work and other activities relating to improving, promoting, and enhancing the wellbeing of the people of Rutland, and the immediate surrounding areas.
The National Lottery Community Fund
We are the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.
We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.
More information can be found here.