The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project @ Sunbury West Primary School 

What is the School Partnership Program?

A program by teachers for teachers, our School Partnership Program aims to INSPIRE and ENGAGE the whole school community – students, staff, parents & carers – through the evidence-based GEM (Gratitude, Empathy & Mindfulness) principles. We embed GEM through a combination of accessible resources, engaging lesson plans and inspiring digital presentations.


Our School Partnership Program has also been independently evaluated by both The University of Adelaide and The University of Melbourne.


The University of Adelaide study of 160,000 students during the COVID-19 pandemic (2019-2021), found that TRP participants maintained consistent emotional wellbeing and improved life satisfaction, in contrast to those that did not participate in the program. Read the summary report.


The University of Melbourne also found that students at TRP schools showed improved confidence, self-esteem, ability to express emotions and daily gratitude practice. Read the summary report.


Our evidence based program is also an approved option on the Victorian School Mental Health Fund Menu (VIC only) – meaning more kids, educators and families can benefit from our positive mental health program than ever before. 

Why youth mental health matters:

What The Resilience Project delivers:

These statistics drive our commitment to teach positive strategies to help people build happiness and resilience. We are especially committed to delivering programs in early learning centres as well as primary and secondary schools – settings the recent Victorian Royal Commission and Productivity Commission revealed as having the biggest unmet need.


Our work in Education:

We are grateful and proud to have delivered wellbeing programs to over 1500 schools and early learning centres across Australia. Our schools program has been designed by teachers for teachers, and has been evaluated by the University of Melbourne.


Through presentations, student curriculum, teacher resources and digital content, The Resilience Project’s Education Programs support mental health in the classroom, staffroom and family home.

The research is clear; the more positive emotion you experience, the more resilient you will be. For that reason we focus on three key pillars that have been proven to cultivate positive emotion; GratitudeEmpathy and Mindfulness (GEM), with Emotional Literacy being a foundational skill to practise these strategies.

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