At The Resilience Project, we provide a positive mental wellbeing program specially designed for children in early years services.
Our programs are all about teaching positive mental health strategies to prevent mental ill-health and build young people’s capacity to deal with adversity, and it’s been proven to work.
Our program is on the Victorian School Readiness Funding Menu of Evidence Informed Programs and in Queensland for services with Kindy Uplift Funding.
Designed by educators for educators, our Early Years program inspires and engages the whole service community through:
A preventative approach to mental health is the key to tackling Australia’s youth mental health crisis. The preschool years are a critical time to develop positive wellbeing strategies and prevent mental-ill health later in life.
adolescents have a mental illness
To help children feel happier and build resilience, our Early Years Program is centred around the evidence-based principles proven to cultivate positive emotions and positive mental health, Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness & Emotional Literacy (GEM).
Engaging, enjoyable and easy to deliver, our session plans, activities and resources are the foundational tools which embed wellbeing into your service culture.
We recognise families as children’s first and most important educators and that’s why we have opportunities for families to share in GEM experiences.
Cozy Koala Take Home Program
Cozy Koala is our take home initiative to support the connection between your early learning service and home. Cozy is made from 100% recycled materials and is 100% huggable. Arriving in a TRP backpack, Cozy comes with a GEM journal for each child to take home once during the year. Families will engage in GEM experiences with Cozy in their home and children will be given the opportunity to share their adventures with their peers.
Community Projects are designed to support the connection between your service and the wider community through the GEM principles. Children, families, educators and visitors are invited to participate in GEM activities. There are 3 Community Projects each year. We provide everything you need to successfully implement the projects in your service.
20 Session plans containing:
20 Session plans containing:
Take the first step in helping your students, teachers, and staff develop the resilience needed to build a healthier future.
Paying attention to the things we have right now, and not worrying about what we don’t have. We practise this by noticing the positives around us.
Practising gratitude helps us to be thankful and appreciate what we have in our lives, rather than focussing on what we don’t have or what we want. When we practice being grateful, we start to scan the world to look for positives – this only takes 21 days! Practising gratitude every day increases our levels of energy, helps us to feel happier and more focussed, determined and optimistic. It even helps us have a better sleep, lowers levels of anxiety and depression and we are less likely to get sick.
The Resilience Project is an approved provider in several school mental health funding initiatives around Australia.
This means more kids, educators and families can benefit from positive mental health programs than ever before.