What resilience means

At Resilient Youth, we define resilience as the ability to draw upon the strengths within yourself and around you to flexibly respond to life while remaining true to yourself and creating positive relationships with others.


Resilience enables people to thrive and take on all that life has to offer, including the inevitable challenges.

Resilience is about knowing strengths and calling on them when needed. By building resilience in young people we are empowering them to be able to learn from their mistakes and to understand that failing is okay - it's just a part of the learning journey.

Resilient Youth takes a data-based approach to measuring and building resilience, working closely with young people, schools and communities to do the same.