Raise Resilience Barking & Dagenham Parents of children with EHC plans - Bounce Forward

Raise Resilience Barking & Dagenham Parents of children with EHC plans

Helping Children Thrive Is More Important Than Ever

During a time when all of us are facing change and challenge, you want to support your children in the best possible way, and show them how to deal well with setbacks and uncertainty, we are here to help you and your children bounce forward in the best way possible.

Raise Resilience has supported over 4,000 parents, up and down the country during the last year, and now its refocused on helping you, help your children thrive as we are heading into the new normal.

Join six 1-hour sessions to explore and build your resilience and get learning materials for your children.

We love you to join the live sessions if you can, however if you are unable to attend, each session is recorded and available to watch on-demand.

Click the button below to register your free place. 

Every Thursday at 13:30-14:30. From 17th June -> 22nd July 2021.

This course has been supported and funded by Barking & Dagenham Borough Council for up to 100 parents. 

More Information

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  • Why are we doing this?

    We have been supported by Barking & Dagenham borough council to provide resilience sessions to support parents of children with EHC plans, at a time when they need it most. The aim is to ease some of the strain as we continue to deal with changes and uncertainty.

    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 up to 100 parents who live in Barking & Dagenham. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • 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. We will provide you with learning materials that can be used at home to help your children develop the mental muscle, gain perspective and thrive through uncertainty.

  • Are the sessions available on-demand?

    Yes, each live session will be recorded and sent to you after so you can watch them in your own time.

  • Who is it for?

    Parents who live in Barking & Dagenham and want to to learn resilience skills for themselves so they can model resilience with their children.

    The downloadable worksheets are mostly designed for children aged nine and above. Some of the activities can be used with younger children. The materials are easily adapted for children with SEN, and we provide materials at base, intermediate and advanced levels so you can decide what is suitable.

    Many parents of children with SEN have told us how they have applied the leaning and used the materials very successfully.

  • Where is it?

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

Course Overview 

Session 1: Introduction to resilient parenting

What is resilience. The ages and stages for developing resilience in our children. How the brain works and the importance of negative and positive emotions.

Session 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: Mindsets and Energy

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

Session 6: 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.

Over 4,000 Parents Reached since March 2020

What parents say 

“Good to have different ‘tools’ to refer back to. Useful for me individually as well as in parenting. Really appreciated your style of delivering the course – thanks!”

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

“Can’t thank you enough. I kept listening when you said you weren’t teaching us rocket science, but honestly (my top strength) it has changed my parenting skills and enabled me to deal with my children in a positive way. Thank you”

“You are a wealth of knowledge and find it so valuable that you are offering this free service at this difficult time. I also was very inspired at how passionate you are about your work and the importance of teaching these skills to children and teenagers.”

“It was great to have things that I could easily use now that show quick results. Helps to give me a sense of control as this is something I can do for my kids. You don’t need any special knowledge, skills, ability or equipment. The facilitator was friendly, bubbly, responsive to chat & honest that she isn’t perfect. This really helped to make the course easy to understand & fun to be on.”