The Resilience Project – School Partnership Program

The Resilience Project (TRP) promotes positive emotion and mental wellbeing through a whole school approach.

  • Tier: Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion
  • Type of intervention: Social and emotional learning
  • Strength of evidence: Level 3: Foundational and emerging evidence for program
  • Geographic location: State-wide

Program description

The Resilience Project (TRP) program aims to build resilience and happiness. This program focuses on promoting positive emotion, specifically; Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness (GEM), as well as Emotional Literacy. The program has a whole school approach, working with the school community including teachers, students, and parents. The program is delivered through a series of digital presentations, webinars and a curriculum that is specifically aligned to Victorian standards.

The program includes:

  • digital presentations designed for students/parents and carers
  • teacher lesson plans for every year level that are culturally responsive and based on curriculum standards
  • staff professional development sessions and resources
  • an online teacher platform to help deliver lessons and well-being within the school

Intended outcomes

  • Increase foundational knowledge on concepts such as recognising and regulating emotions, handling challenging situations constructively, positive coping mechanisms, and stress management
  • Increase understanding of kindness, which can contribute to kinder and more inclusive school environments
  • Increase calmness and coping with anxiety through practicing mindfulness
  • Enhance understanding of self-emotions and communicating more openly with others
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem, especially in relation to peer relationships
  • Increase gratefulness

Program details

Target audience
  • Primary school students - lower
  • Primary school students - upper
  • Secondary school students - lower
  • Secondary school students - upper
  • Capacity building for primary school staff
  • Capacity building for secondary school staff
Program providerThe Resilience Project
Delivery mode
  • Online or combination of face-to-face and online

*Online delivery is only for single school sign up, combined delivery is available to 6+ aggregate schools in one region or metro schools with over 500 students enrolled.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: Students (primary and secondary), their teachers and their parents and carers.
  • Program adaptability: The program is adaptable to the special needs of students, for example, increasing the size of curriculum journals to assist those with visual impairments and adding subtitles in digital resources. The program can also adapt to different circumstances of schools including composite classes, schools with small enrolment numbers, and schools with specific timetable requirements
  • Staffing: The time commitment for teachers delivering the program is on an average of 1-hour per week. No backfilling is required.
  • Training requirements: Teachers will be required to have access to a computer and the internet to access the online teacher resources.
  • Factors to consider: There is no minimum number of participants, however, the program encourages whole school participation for primary schools and a minimum of 2 year levels for secondary schools for maximum program impact.
  • Australian context: This program has been developed and applied in Australia.

Cost

Item cost

$2001-$5000

Detailed cost

For single school sign-up online: The program is $3,500 (incl. GST) with a student fee of $19 (incl. GST) per student

For aggregate school (6+ schools/region) sign up combined: The face-to-face cluster program is $6,900 (incl. GST) per school with a student fee of $19 (incl. GST) per student.

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