Building your own resilience; You are stronger than you think!

Resilience chart

What is resilience? Resilience is our capacity to cope with stress and adversity: our ability to ‘get on with it’ when we need to, and to ‘bounce back’ after difficulty. It helps us adapt when we cannot change something, to learn from it, and to hopefully continue to live a (perhaps more) fulfilling life.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  Confucius 

We aren’t born naturally resilient, but we can all prepare ourselves by putting in the building blocks towards a more resilient life. 

At the end of 2020 the Wellbeing and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDi) teams were successful in winning a bid from the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) Innovation Fund. Our proposal was to develop a range of tools for our disabled staff to enable them to cope well through Covid and beyond. From the workshops conducted it was identified that many of the issues our disabled staff faced were the same, to varying degrees, as those across the general workforce - we all need to feel valued, safe, secure, connected, to learn to accept what happens, as well as to look after our physical health in the best way possible.

We are pleased to announce that we are developing a range of tips, tools and techniques for staff – all of which will be released in the coming weeks under the theme of ‘You are stronger than you think’. These will include diagnostic tools, podcasts, guides, Z-cards and more. And all with you in mind: to help you discover how you can build on your strengths (and weaknesses) and become more personally resilient. 

Watch this space!  After all, you may be stronger than you think.

Published 15th April 2021