What is resilience?

Resilience services for wellbeing in Newport, South WalesResilience to us means the ability to beat the odds whilst also changing the odds.

Building resilience means building up your ability to deal with difficult times, mental health difficulties and family relationship issues. To do this we can work with you to give you the knowledge, tools and skills to be able to deal with the challenges you may be facing.

We provide support for families within Newport through individual work, group work and family sessions, following the Resilience Framework and 5 ways to wellbeing principles. Our aim is to increase resilience within the family, by enabling them to make positive changes to their emotional and mental wellbeing and to talk more openly about their mental health.

How we do it:

Family support

1 to 1 and family sessions guided by the Resilience Framework. Sessions are client led, which means the support we offer is led by you. Support usually lasts around 10 weeks and can be completed within the home or in the community.

Kith & Kin Programme

An 8 week course for parents/carers and their young people, run as two separate groups (1 for parent/ carers; 1 for young people) at the same place and time. The course aims are to improve communication and family relationships, for attendees to learn coping strategies, and to educate both parents/carers and their young people around mental health and associated

It's also a chance to meet other parent/carers or young people, who may be having similar experiences, to learn some new skills and take some time out for you.


  • Young person aged between 11 and 17
  • The young person has a mental health issue
    (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
  • Both parent/ carers and their young person have
    consented to attend

4WARD Project (In conjunction with Brighton University and Bassaleg High School)

A school based programme aimed at increasing the mental wellbeing and resilience of staff, students and parents through workshops,
Communities of Practice and training around the resilience framework.


We are currently researching the effects a whole family approach has on improving resilience towards mental health difficulties in young people. This includes, in part, the 4WARD Project and q-methodology (a new way of recording and monitoring data), gathered from families we support.

Mind links

This link shows the '5 ways to wellbeing' which we use within our practice

This link shows services specifically within Newport mind

Resilience Framework:

This link goes to a website that looks at resilience research and practice, so what it's all about really (and shows the Resilient Framework that we use with clients)

Aneurin Bevan Health Board Kaleidoscope Mind NewportNewportLivelogo