What We Do - Bounce Forward

What We Do

We challenge the narrative about resilience. It’s not just about overcoming setbacks, it’s about being able to problem solve, to think creatively, teaching that develops more helpful and less harmful behaviour.

Research is at the heart of our work.  All evidence shows that using and modelling the skills of resilience is the most powerful way of passing them on.  Therefore, adults really matter.  Download our approach to personal development that is based on solid research, theory and evidence.

Our Approach

Our approach is based on this simple premise – “if we want to pass on skills of resilience to others, we must apply them in our own lives first.”


  • Train teachers and parents to be more resilient and to pass on the skills to young children
  • Learn about what works in schools and create the interventions to make a difference
  • Influence the education system through our research to cultivate the resilience of adults tomorrow

Building Resilience

We provide flexible, practical programmes that transform behaviour and learning. Our curricula, modules and training are centred around skills and competencies that matter for individuals, and for wider society. The output (behaviour) we aim to see is broken down into 5 key areas:

  • Flexible and realistic thinking
  • Human connections
  • Hope & optimism
  • Self regulation
  • Self-awareness and compassion

Download our infographic that explains these in more detail.

Our training courses prepare participants through discussion and with feedback from the qualified training team. Research has identified that the quality of the teacher training is paramount for achieving successful outcomes for children and young people. Investing time to learn how adults can be more resilient is vital to achieving positive outcomes for young people (and them personally).

98% teachers agree or strongly agree that the skills they had learnt will be useful in their work with students.

We have had more than 15 staff trained through Bounce Forward. They are always rated extremely highly not only for the quality of the courses, resources and quality of delivery, but also for their knowledge, skills and passion about the professional development they deliver. If you want the gold standard, then go to Bounce Forward.

Carole Black

Assistant Head Teacher, Dr Challoner's Grammar School