Parents and carers
As a parent or carer there will be many times during your child’s life when you will observe your child’s resilience being tested. This could be friendship difficulties, managing change, or dealing with loss.
You may find yourself looking for tips and ideas to support your child to feel better. There are a number of ways to help your child become more resilient, including how to better manage the ups and downs that life can bring.
The first step to begin to make a difference to your child is to understand what resilience is and how you and your child can improve and maintain it.
HeadStart Kent recognise that there are 6 areas of a young person’s life that fit together to help them become more resilient. This makes them more able to bounce back when they have a tough time.
This area of the website is designed to help you learn about these areas, provide you with tools and information so you can nurture resilience and be supportive when your child is finding life difficult. We have also brought together information on other places you can look for support if you feel you need more than the hub can offer. The Get Help Now section provides clear information on what support is available in Kent, who it is for and how to access it.
Resilience webinar for parents
These short videos are a must watch for any parent in Kent to learn about how to support their child to be resilient and how to be a resilient parent themselves.
This area contains a variety of helpful articles, training opportunities, webinars, videos, recommended websites and service information. You'll find a large number of topics covered.
You may have heard your child or their school mention 'resilience conversations' and wondered what it is. A resilience conversation is just a conversation. It’s a way of talking about some of the bits in our lives which we might find difficult and that stop us from moving on, or as some people say 'bouncing back’.
Grants are available for young people to access their talents and hobbies, or fund a project to help others.
Draw Your Own Solution campaign
Find out how Draw Your Own Solution helps parents to support their children to build resilience.
This area contains information about the support that is available during COVID-19. By clicking on this link you will be taken to a new area of the site.
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Opportunities for young people
There are many opportunities for young people to get involved in participation across the county