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What is resilience?

Resilience is our ability to cope through challenging times and when we face uncertainty. When there are changes or anticipated changes, it can be unsettling. This can affect our physical health, mental health and sense of wellbeing. 

Building personal resilience is essential to not only cope but to bounce back quicker. 

Research suggests that those who demonstrate strong personal resilience are likely to do the following:

  • Take more care of their physical health
  • Have good quality relationships and social support
  • Set themselves goals
  • Utilise problem-solving skills
  • Have better self-awareness

The good news is that we can develop our resilience skills and here are some tips to help you build your resilience.

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