Resilience Workshop

Learning to navigate life is a little like learning to be a circus performer; we need to juggle a few balls, balance many demands, walk the tightrope, let go and trust that others will be there to catch us, clown around a little and feel the thrills.
This workshop looks at all the demands being placed on today’s teenagers and shows them how to find balance, look after themselves, become resilient and take control of their future.

Resilience Workshop

Resilience - Well Being - Growth


Depression and stress are some of the main issues that today’s teenagers face.

They are living in an increasingly fast-paced environment preparing themselves for jobs – many of which don’t yet exist - and with every aspect of their progress being scrutinised relentlessly.

This workshop is designed to help teenagers become resilient to these pressures showing them how to spot and deal with the danger areas in their own lives whilst looking forward in a positive and inspiring way.

This workshop is 2 hours in duration and can be delivered to up to 150 students at a time. 


Students address their use of internal language leading to resilient thought processes.

Students examine the balance in their lives, identify the weak area(s) and commit to themselves to making positive changes.

Students gain a clear understanding of what stress is and are shown how to take an holistic approach to reducing the stress in their lives.

Students are encouraged to develop a growth mindset focusing on their desired outcomes.


The workshop is split into three main areas: resilience, well-being and growth.

Each area contains exercises and information designed to encourage personal development and progress thus leading to reduced stress levels and increased resilience.

To be effective learners both our body and our mind has to be fit and healthy so this workshop takes an holistic approach addressing body, mind and spirit.


The course has three main aims:

  • To build resilient students
  • To show students how to achieve a healthy work / life balance
  • To encourage students to develop a growth mindset


Students learn to challenge habitual thought patterns replacing stress inducing language with resilient language.

Students identify the stress points in their life and commit to making necessary changes.

Students learn how to take an holistic approach to their well-being thus combatting stress illness.

Students begin to develop a growth mindset.

Feedback about this course
PDF DocumentDownload Resilience Workshop Fact Sheet
Some other workshops & presentations available from Positively MAD
Positively MAD 2017 brochures
You can now read our exciting new School Empowerment catalogue online - see how our student programmes can make a positive difference in your school.

Download Order hard copy Flipbook
"Jay’s enthusiasm, knowledge of the strategies, techniques and tips was excellent and was exactly what we were looking for at this time in Year 11 for our students and parents. It’s testament to Jay and the workshop as to how many pupils had told their parents about how much they enjoyed it and how useful they found it that some students were calling and texting their parents during the school day to say ‘Mum/Dad you need to come to the Parent’s workshop this evening!’ The strategies were relevant, easy to use, engaging and delivered in a way which will facilitate the students use of them as well. It was great to be given some resources by Jay in order to support the pupils through the revision process as the year goes on as well. I will look to rebook this event for next years, Year 11 at a similar time."
Cardiff High School
© 2019 Positively MAD