Bounce Forward Raise Resilience For Parents in Oldham - Bounce Forward

Bounce Forward Raise Resilience For Parents in Oldham

Helping Children Thrive Into The New Normal 

You want to support your children back into the world. You are a little unsure and know that your children will need to be resilient to deal with the uncertainty, bounce forward in the best way and we can help.

During lockdown, Raise Resilience has supported 391 parents in Oldham and over a 1,000 parents and their 3,300 children, across the country. Now its refocused on helping you, help your children thrive as school buildings open and we take steps beyond our homes.

Raise Resilience starts with personal resilience, how to look after yourself, building self awareness about what might be getting in the way, and helping you notice what is going well and your strengths as a parent. The materials to use with your children at home, come as an added extra, and a way to help you structure the way you build resilience in your children.

Fully funded by Oldham Opportunity Area  

Complete the full programme over 2 weeks.

10.30 am – 11.30am – starting Friday 14th August and then 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th and completing on 26th August 2020.

Click here to register your free place

More Information

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  • Why are we doing this?

    Oldham Opportunity Area has commissioned Bounce Forward to provide our resilience training in order to reach parents at a time when they need it most. The aim is to ease some of the strain caused by Covid19.

    The sessions will provide tools and resources for you and your children to build resilience and use the current situation as a learning opportunity that will help right now and into the future.

    The sessions are free for parents to attend.

  • What is it?

    An on-line environment to take you through the science of resilience and how to build in for yourself and your children.

    You will also receive learning materials that can be used at home to help your children develop the mental muscle, gain perspective and thrive, not just through this difficult time, but into their future.

  • Do I have to attend all six sessions?

    We hope that you can join for as many of the live sessions as possible, but each live session will be recorded and sent to you after so you can watch on-demand.

  • Who is it for?

    The sessions will be useful for all parents who want to learn resilience skills.

    The downloadable worksheets have been designed for children aged nine and above.

  • Where is it?

    The live session will take place on Zoom, an online platform that allows you to see the Bounce Forward trainer and the content.

    If you don’t already have the Zoom app, you can download it for free here. Once installed on your device, simply click on the meeting link provided by us at the allocated time, and we will take care of the rest. There is a useful video tutorial on how to join a meeting here.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Absolutely, we encourage you to get involved through live chat and Q&A functions. There is also a Facebook group where you can ask questions and chat with other parents, click here to join it now.

  • Will you be able to see me?

    No, the sessions are one-way, so it’s only our trainer on the screen.

  • Do we attend the session with our children?

    The sessions are for you on your own. You can then practice the resilience skills you learn with your children using the information gained and/or through the downloadable worksheets we’ll send you after the session.

Click here to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

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What Parents Say About This Course 

“It’s been excellent. You’ve really brought the ideas to life with excellent examples and a really smooth transition between contexts. It’s made these sometime complex ideas really real and accessible. Thank you. I most certainly recommend.”

“I have been making an effort to try more active constructive responding – I can tell the children all appreciate me showing more interest, it does make a difference to how we communicate and how everyone feels.”

100% of parents rate the usefulness of this course 10/10

“Thank you for this I’m a foster carer and despite having done resilience and attachment training this has really re focussed me.” 

“Thank you for this incredibly useful & helpful course delivered with lovely balance of insight, warmth, humour & patience.”

Course Overview 

Session 1: Optimism during uncertainty

This session explores the link between what we think, how we feel, and how we behave. Flexible and realistic thinking lies at the heart of resilience, it enables us to do the ‘right’ thing at the right time, so we achieve the best possible outcome. Optimism wedded to reality.

Session 2: Developing the mental muscle

Helping our children gain more control over how they feel and behave. Reframing unhelpful choices, and developing empathy for self and others, so we can navigate uncertainty and learn to fail well.

Session 3: Compassionate communication

Effective communication is essential as our children move into adolescence. We can find ourselves in cycles of nagging and bickering and focusing on the ‘big’ conversations, and with it, we become disconnected. Resilience and compassion are the keys to staying connected.

Session 4: Mindsets and Energy

Nurturing and developing a growth mindset in our children. Understanding the psychological link between energy, emotions and behaviour.

Session 5: Parenting to strengths

Identifying the unique strengths of our children and us – and how to use them to best effect.


You will also be given downloadable handouts and worksheets to practice resilience skills with your children.