1 July 2022

The Resilience Project

Shepparton East Primary School is proud to announce we will be bringing The Resilience Project into our school community. We have been selected as 1 in 20 schools across Australia to be sponsored by Coles, to implement their highly regarded wellbeing curriculum throughout all our classrooms from P-6.

Current research tells us:

  • 1 in 4 adolescents have a mental illness.
  • 1 in 7 primary school students have a mental illness.
  • 1 in 5 adults will experience mental ill-health throughout the year
  • 65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness.

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence based, practical strategies to support positive mental health and build resilience. Teachers and students will engage in weekly lessons and activities around the key principals of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM) to build resilience.

Each week, we will be sharing the Parent and Carer Program with you via Compass and our Shepparton East Primary School Facebook page. The videos are 5-10 minutes long and will walk through the key pillars of resilience: Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness. You’ll hear stories and be introduced to activities to show how these strategies can support our kids learning and development, and also support you as parents and carers. 

This program is an important part of our school’s effort to look after the mental health of our community.

We will be in touch weekly to share the remainder of the program, including research and wellbeing activities to integrate into day to day life

For mental health resources and support information, visit The Resilience Project’s Support Page.


This Week’s Focus

In the final part of The Resilience Project’s digital series, Martin shares an important message about creating environments where our kids can ask for help. 

65% of adolescents do not seek help for mental illness. 

In this presentation, Martin shares a personal experience about a traumatic event that happened to him as a child. He explains how he overcame adversity and built resilience by asking for support, particularly from his family.

Note: This video contains a story of sexual abuse that may be triggering. Please consider this before watching. For mental health resources and support information, visit The Resilience Project’s Support Page

Thank you for participating in this Parent and Carer Digital Program series. You can re-watch the videos and access activities and resources anytime via the Parent & Carer Hub

You can also stay up to date with The Resilience Project news and events by signing up to their Newsletter.



Weekly Presentations

View Part 5 of the series here – Summary https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/

View Part 4 of the series here – Mindfulness https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/

View Part 3 of the series here – Empathy  https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/

View Part 2 of the series here Gratitude –  https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/

Part 1: Meet Martin and learn about The Resilience Project
View the first presentation of the series here: https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/