Resilient Futures - Bounce Forward

Resilient Futures

Skills Young People Need to Thrive

More and more we worry about the mental health and resilience of young people. Helping them to be the change they want to see and giving them the skills and strategies to deal well with setbacks, fail well and thrive is all possible.

Young adults may have develop outstanding academic qualifications, or struggled through, either way they need to develop life skills. This moment is shining a light on what is important to human beings, the depth of inequality and the biases that exist that need to be challenged. Teaching resilience will deliver for you on all of these.

Resilient Futures is delivered as a series of six webinars that engage young people in the science of resilience, why it is important and most importably how to build personal resilience. The webinars guide young adults through essential learning to understand how to get through challenging times, recognise that failure is part of success and learn how to look after themselves. In doing so they also learn to care for others. We have an opportunity, right now, to make a difference, to be able to look back and be proud of how we responded to this situation in a way that helps young people thrive in life.

At the heart of being able to overcome setbacks and make the most of opportunities is the ability to communicate and to empathise. Each of the skills and resilience competencies covered in Resilient Futures help individuals to express themselves and develop the compassion needed in the 21st century.

Want to find out more about bringing this into your college, university or other education setting, contact us now.

Bounce Forward Resilient Futures  

Is a series of six on-line webinars. Find out more below.

  • Session 1: Introduction to personal resilience

    This session sets the tone and context whilst exploring what we mean by resilience and why it is important in all aspects of our lives. The importance of negative and positive emotions and how to harness them effectively are also discussed.

  • 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. Learning to think optimistically and remaining wedded to reality.

  • Session 3: Developing the mental muscle 

    Gaining more control over how we feel and behave by reframing unhelpful choices, and developing empathy for self and others. The aim is to explore how we can navigate uncertainty and learn to fail well. This sounds easy in theory, will feel intellectually demanding and leads to a sophisticated understanding of self.

  • Session 4: Effective communication 

    Effective communication is essential for human connections. Not being able to express oneself in a calm, clear and confident way can mean we become disconnected. This session explores resilience and assertive communication as the keys to being an agent in our own lives.

  • Session 5: Mindset and energy 

    This session helps us to understand how to nurture and develop a growth mindset in the context of resilience. Each of us has the capacity to move beyond our current capability. It make not feel like it, so we use a framework used in sports psychology to recognise the link between energy, emotions and behaviour.

  • Session 6: Playing to our strengths  

    Each of us has so much more hidden inside that we have (yet) had the chance to explore. This session addresses that gap. Identifying our unique strengths, how and why they are valued and most importantly how to use them to best effect.

More Information

Here we have answered some frequently asked questions about the course.

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  • What is it?

    A series of live webinars that takes young adults through the science of resilience, as detailed above.

    Each session is one hour.

    The timing of the sessions will be agreed mutually to meet the needs of the setting.

    Activities and personal reflection instruction are provided for completion in between sessions.


  • Who is it for?

    The webinars are for groups of up to 50 young adults and their tutor/s.


  • Do young people need to attend live?

    Yes, the programme is interactive and our trainer will engage through the ‘chat’ function and using a Q&A.


  • Is it recorded?

    Yes, it can be recorded and available on-demand for anyone who is not able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. Each recording is available for one week.

  • Is the programme certified?

    Yes, each person who completes all 6 sessions will receive a certificate acknowledging the development hours.

  • Where is it?

    The webinars will take place on Zoom, an online platform.

    The Zoom app can be download for free here. Once installed on the 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.

Click here to contact us with any questions, and to arrange Resilient Futures for your setting.

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What Young People Say

“This helps to look at situations in-depth rather than just how they seem on the surface.”

“It has helped me be more mature.”

“It has made me a calmer person. I don’t catastrophise as much anymore. I was snappy to make decisions in the past, but now I slow down and assess situations.”