Raise Resilience

As part of Empowered & Thriving Military Families funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

Mental resilience, a key skill for living

You are more than a military spouse, a parent, a child. You are a human being and YOU matter.

There is an immediate need to preserve children’s emotional wellbeing and build mental resilience. This course has been designed to support armed forces families to develop the skills, knowledge and strategies to not only face the setbacks that inevitably will come, but also be able to thrive in life.

Through Raise Resilience, you can support yourself and your children to communicate effectively, develop empathy, nurture a growth mindset and understand emotions.

The sessions will provide reflective and practical approaches in mental resilience to support positive changes in cognition and behaviour.

Parents recognise the benefits of spending a little time with us to learn and understand the ideas for themselves (always useful) and then use our resources with their children at home.

Hear from other military parents...

I found the course really interesting and useful. I have 3 young children, one with complex SEN. I have found the information and tools really helpful, and have been able to adapt them in order to make them suitable for my family. I think most of what I have learnt is actually about my own feelings – it has certainly made me reflect on what I am passing onto the children. I felt that our relationships had recently broken down to a degree, mostly due to the strain and pressures of raising a child with complex needs, but also down to my own emotions and feeling under constant stress, on top of the pressure of being a forces family! As a result of this course, we are no longer surviving, we are thriving! Thank you Bounce Forward!

The course was superbly delivered, with the right flow and content to allow us to build on the previous week. It was really engaging and nothing could have been improved, other than it lasting another 6 weeks as it was so good! On a personal note, the course has had a huge impact on my own and my children’s wellbeing. My husband (their dad) has been posted away whilst we relocated and so it couldn’t have been timed better for us. I have gone from literally despair and struggling to cope with all the big feelings/stress on us all, to understanding and allowing me to be the calm in the storm! THANK YOU!

Course Overview

You will be given downloadable activities and worksheets to use with your children.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Course Details

Raise Resilience

  • Starting 7th Feb 2023 at 8pm
  • Six, 1-hour sessions
  • Downloadable activities to use with children
  • Access to recordings forever

Enquire about Raise resilience

Frequently Asked questions

Six sessions that walk you through the science of mental resilience and how to build it in for yourself and your children.

Raise Resilience is useful for all parents who want to learn resilience skills. The downloadable activities are designed for children aged nine and above. 

We often get asked whether the materials are suitable for children with SEN. Whilst we have not specifically designed the materials for SEN they can be easily adapted and shaped in different ways.

The sessions are intended for parents on their own. 

Yes, each session is recorded and provided to all registered participants. At the end of the course, a playlist of recordings is sent to you so you can go back and access them forever!


The Role of Positive Emotions

We will protect your personal information.

Read our privacy policy here.


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive monthly updates!

Sponsor a school or college

Fill out the form below, and we will be in touch shortly.