Building resilience & mental health in our community

How do you raise the resilience of a community? One family at a time.

The challenge

Improve outcomes for children across our community by improving the quality of the inter-parental relationships. This is increasingly recognised as a primary influence on effective parenting practices and children’s long-term mental health and future life chances.

OUR SOLUTION

Since 2015 we have worked in partnership with the charity Resilience Matters to raise the resilience of more than 450 parents. They have gained simple and transferable skills to help themselves and their families navigate change and uncertainty, reduce stress and confidently improve relationships and self-esteem.

We have done this for little or no cost.

Putting our purpose at the front of our work

Improving parenting skills, personal growth & wellbeing

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Reduction in high levels of anxiety
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Increase in resilience

Before the workshops I was always anxious and overwhelmed. It’s so unique because it gave me the skills to not only use for myself but pass on to my children too. Parent support can have a stigma attached to it and this just isn’t the case with this. I’ve met new friends, learnt some new skills and these guys have changed my world! ”

You have honestly changed my life, the way I think and deal with situations. And I am so glad you are making yourselves known to schools! The earlier people can learn the better, and I so hope my son will also learn from yourselves (although I try to spread the knowledge too!) "

SKILLS FOR LIFE

“ The quality of the inter-parental relationship, specifically how parents communicate and relate to each other, is increasingly recognised as a primary influence on effective parenting practices and children’s long-term mental health and future life chances. Supporting and enabling parents and children in their relationships; their ability to cope, adapt and achieve despite the challenges they may face is essential to our community’s health and sense of well-being. Programmes which strengthen families are an important tool to improve outcomes for children across our community.”

Dr Helen Miles – Policy Director – Government of Jersey commenting professionally after experiencing our programme 

% reporting continued use
of our resilience skills 97%
% reporting continued impact
in wellbeing 90%
% of parents still using the skills
to improve family relationships 84%
% of parents still using the skills
with their children up to 3 years after 80%
Emma Ogilvie

PROUD OF OUR IMPACT

It’s important to us to ensure as many people as possible access our resilience programmes. This initiative carved the way to delivering a shortened digital programme directly in schools and it’s something we constantly build on. 

Emma Ogilvie – Our Community Project Lead

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