Schools are places where young people spend a great deal of their time, and as such they play a key role in the development of students’ resilience.
MindMatters advocates the use of evidence-informed structured programs to develop student knowledge and skills for resilience. Furthermore, schools can help young people to generalise and reinforce these skills outside program sessions by embedding these processes and skills in:
- every day and incidental interactions with students
- regular academic curriculum
- support systems, e.g. learning support networks, home room structures, provision of school counsellors
- student leadership and participation processes (see Module 2.4 Empowering students)
- the development of relationships with peers and staff (see Module 1.4 Relationships and belonging)
- regular feedback to students.