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The Blackpool Sixth Form College

Blackpool Old Road



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An invitation to……

The Big Resilience Get Together in Blackpool;

the annual learning event of the Resilience Revolution.

The ‘Resilience Revolution’ is a world first whole town approach to addressing the inequalities that impact on young people in relation to their mental health. Drawing on the Boingboing resilience approach (called Resilient Therapy), the Resilience Revolution is working alongside young people, families, community groups, educators, practitioners, academics and policy makers to make Blackpool a more resilient town to grow up and live in.

The Resilience Revolution is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Headstart programme, a 5 year ‘test and learn’ initiative focused on young people (10 – 16yrs) and their mental health. True to the learning ethos of the programme, each year, the Resilience Revolution hosts a learning event to look back at the journey, achievements and learning to date, and look forward to how we can use our learning to shape our approach in the year ahead.

Now in its third year, we are inviting everyone with an interest in mental health, resilience and systems change, to join us at the Big Resilience Get Together! Spread over 3 days, with each day taking a particular focus, a range of keynote speakers and workshops will guide participants in learning spaces that explore the Resilience Revolutions impact and opportunities against the programmes 7 ‘fundamentals’;

  • Co-production

  • Whole System Change

  • Social Justice

  • Asset Based

  • One Approach One Language

  • Research & Evaluation

  • Brave & Innovative

Come and find out more about the Resilience Revolution and our ‘Changing the Odds’ campaigns. The learning event is FREE to attend, and will be co-delivered, co-facilitated and co-hosted with young people and parents and carers from Blackpool.

Day 1; Tuesday 30th July 2019. Focus on SCHOOLS

Keynote speakers include Professor Neil Humphrey from The University of Manchester - Head of Institute of Education and young people involved in Resilience Committees in schools. Workshops will include topics on Peer Mentoring, Revolution Research, Academic Resilience Approach, Art Therapy and Resilience in Transition.

This day is likely to be of most interest to young people, parents and carers, those working in a school or education setting, school leaders, education policy makers, education psychologist, education inspectors, researchers and academics.

Day 2; Wednesday 31st July 2019. Focus on OUR CHILDREN (young people who are looked after by the Local Authority)

Keynote speakers include Martin Lennon from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England and those involved in the unique ‘Friends for Life’ initiative. Workshops will include topics on co-producing a Social Work Model of Practice, Back on Track, ‘War on Words’ from JustUz (Children in Care Council), Special Guardianship Forum and Co-producing the Friend for Life game.

This day is likely to be of most interest to young people (particularly Our Children), parents, carers (foster carers, kinship carers, SGO carers), Family Support Workers, Social Workers, Independent Reviewing Officers, Designated Teachers, those associated with the Virtual School, Children’s Rights practitioners / advocates, policy makers, researchers, academics and anyone interested working with and hearing from Our Children.

Day 3; Thursday 1st August 2019. Focus on MENTAL HEALTH

Keynote speakers include the Resilience Revolution Young People’s Executive Group and the Resilience Pathway Group. Workshops will include topics on Apprenticeships, Walk & Talk therapy, Revolution Researchers, Pet Therapy, Story Led Resilient Therapy, Classrooms that communicate and the Headstart National Conference.

This day focuses on mental health and embedded therapeutic approaches, so will be of interest to anyone and everyone with an interest in supporting young people and mental health, ranging from those in a more specialist setting, to young people, parents, carers and community organisations.

Secure your place…..registration is open!

Each day will run from 10 – 4pm with refreshments and lunch provided. A range of information stands and pop-up activities will also be available throughout each day.

You can register for all 3 days or just one or more by clicking on the 'Select a different date' option underneath Register;

For further information: follow us on social media (@HSBLACKPOOL) or email

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The Blackpool Sixth Form College

Blackpool Old Road



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