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Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy.

Updated: Feb 20, 2022

Aren't those the characteristics we want for our kids ultimately? For ourselves too?

As I was looking for some content for the HEA's #thursdaythankfulness I came across The Resilience Project, an organisation which delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, and provides practical, evidence-based mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.

Looking at their site I found that they have a number of activities for home-based learning, for both primary and secondary aged children - free activities! So I added that to the HEA's Free Resources page which now has close to 100 free educational programs for any home educator to access.

The Resilience Project (TRP) has a full suite of free activities for families on their TRP@HOME page.

A hub of activities and ideas to inspire us to spread happiness and build resilience.

The resources are grouped into age-relevant sections.

  • KIDS - this section is headlined by GEM TV – the high-energy video series, starring the energetic Martin Heppell, which teaches positive mental health strategies in a simple and relatable way.

  • TEENS - handpicked activities, stories and snippets from the popular podcast, The Imperfects, to reinforce the importance of looking after our wellbeing.

  • ADULTS - are introduced to some extraordinary people and equipped with a practical tools, to prioritise mental health in their day-to-day lives.

  • PARENTS - a bonus section filled with ideas to support the kids, and just as importantly, ideas to help us look after ourselves.

What I really like about the activities they've put together is that they are designed to do together - parents and children, or older siblings and relatives with the younger kids.

So I encourage you to take a look at The Resilience Projects' TRP@HOME section and put into action some of the activities to help your home be a place of continued growth in emotional wellbeing. And remember #thankfulness is not just for #thursdays!

-Tere Latimer, HEA Vice President

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