Parent and Carer Hub (Hugh)

Welcome! You’ve found your way to this Hub because your child’s school is implementing The Resilience Project’s wellbeing curriculum.

Watch the below videos to hear stories about resilience, and be introduced to how Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness can support your kids learning and development, and also support you.

1. Intro
2. Gratitude
3. Empathy
4. Mindfulness
5. Summary
Learn more about the resilience project

As part of The Resilience Project curriculum, students will be watching similar video presentations tailored to their year level and completing wellbeing lessons in the classroom. Teachers have their own program too, designed to support their wellbeing and guide them through implementing the program.

The program content focuses on the key pillars to resilience: Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness. These are evidence-based strategies that are shown to build positive mental health. With regular practise they increase learning capacity, emotional literacy, physical health and happiness. Definitions for each of these strategies are below:

Gratitude is paying attention to what you have – as opposed to focusing on the lack of something. It’s about being thankful for the little things in life and acknowledging what went well for you. (1)

Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s thoughts and feelings from their perspective. Closely linked with kindness, empathy is about actively looking for opportunities to be there for other people. (2)

Mindfulness is about being in the present moment. It builds a sense of clarity and calm, and can be practised through breathing exercises, meditation and paying attention to feelings and senses. (3)

(1) Psychology Today, Gratitude
(2) Psychology Today, Empathy
(3) UC Berkeley, Greater Good Science, Mindfulness