Coronavirus help



What is resilience?

Resilience is our ability to cope through challenging times and when we face uncertainty. Never has that been more important than now, with what we’re currently facing.

We have all been forced, for a longer period of time, to spend more time at home and we aren’t necessarily able to do the things we normally do. This means we have to find new ways to adapt and change. 

We are always used to having the ability to see people face-to-face and now we have had to find new ways to connect with each other. For some that’s normal, but for others that’s more challenging.

This is also an opportunity to develop and change our way of thinking and the way we do things. 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

For ideas on how to develop your skills in these areas and build your resilience, watch the video or read our tips.

If you’re struggling don’t forget that you chat with us online or call our helpline on 08081 311 333. Our helpline team can also help you to access our digital support programmes to help you with resilience, stress, anxiety, depression, money worries and sleep.