Welcome parents & carers. We hope these resources will help you to continue to support the positive mental health of your child/children.
TRP @ Home has been designed to provide families with easy to implement learning activities and digital content linked to the The Resilience Projects key principles; Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness & Emotional Literacy (See below for further details on the principles).
These principles are simple to implement and are supported by research that shows practising them everyday will help you feel happier and more resilient. Just like anything in life if you want to become better at something, you just need to practice!
The @ Home Learning platform provides activities for Lower Primary (Foundation – Year 2) Upper Primary (Year 3-6) and Secondary students that focusses on The Resilience Project principles. As parents and caregivers we ask that you assist your child/children in completing the activities. Some of the activities will require more assistance than others.
We also ask that you demonstrate and role model the GEM principles as often as you can! To assist we have created GEM CHAT. These daily questions have been written to continue to practise the GEM principles with members of your family. We know if you practice these principles as part of your daily routine they will become a habit. Research tells us that making them a habit will improve your happiness and resilience. We also think it is a great way to facilitate positive conversations as your family shares a meal either in the morning, afternoon or evening. As a parent, it is really important that you demonstrate these behaviours by answering the questions too.
To help you talk about emotions and feelings please download and print the emotions sheet. You will use these in some activities and they can be a useful tool to assist young people talk about how they are feeling.
Gratitude – Paying attention to the things that we have right now, and not worrying about what we don’t have. We practise this by noticing the positives that exist around us.
Empathy – Putting ourselves in the shoes of others to feel and see what they do. We practice this through being kind and compassionate towards other people.
Mindfulness – Our ability to be calm and present at any given moment. We practice this through slowing down and concentrating on one thing at a time. This could be our breathing, completing a colouring sheet or noticing the noises we can hear.
Emotional Literacy – Our ability to label our emotions as we experience them. Labelling our emotions helps us to manage our emotions (soften negative emotions and find positive emotions). We practice this by labelling our emotions as we experience different parts of our day.