Our approach to resilience identifies three key elements, which we believe lie at the heart of resilience: wellbeing, social connections and having ways to cope with difficult events. Our work on resilience is based on helping people to develop all three:
Mental wellbeing describes our mental state – how we are feeling and how well we can cope with day-to-day life. Our emotional wellbeing can change, from day to day, month to month or year to year.
Connecting with other people isn’t always easy and many of us can sometimes feel isolated or struggle with relationships. We aim to tackle loneliness and increase resilience by supporting projects that bring isolated individuals and people with similar experiences, together.
There is growing evidence that psychological treatments, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), can play a key role in preventing, as well as treating, mental health problems. This part of our work engages with people who are well, and especially with those who we’ve identified as being at higher risk of developing mental health problems.