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Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing
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5 Promoting perseverance and resilience

As with many psychological concepts, there is not a single definition of what is meant by ‘resilience’. The term should be viewed as more than the individual child’s ability to ‘bounce back’ from adverse or difficult circumstances. There are factors that support the development of resilience in children.

A photograph of a child holding a sign. One is labelled ‘Fight’ and the other is labelled ‘Give up’.
Figure 8 Developing resilience in children