Resilient Me

A best-practice psychological wellbeing program which strengthens emotional resilience and enhances recovery from psychological injury or illness.  

 

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Resilient Me is an education program specifically designed to strengthen personal resilience, enhance recovery and prevent relapse when it comes to psychological injury and poor mental health. Drawing on over 20 years of research into workplace stress by the Centre for Corporate Health and 10 years of best-practice rehabilitation methodologies from Resilia, this program supports individuals to build capabilities and achieve desired return to work outcomes. 

This evidence-based program built on the foundations of positive psychology, coupled with the robust facilitation by our experienced team of rehabilitation consultants, sees participants experience meaningful and lasting self-directed behaviour change.

Strong Emotional Resilience

  • Employee satisfaction
  • Staff productivity
  • Team cohesion
  • Quality workplace relationships
  • Effective communication skills
  • Decreased stress or psychological injury/mental illness claims
  • Claimants’ barriers to returning to work identified

Poor Emotional Resilience

  • Employee dissatisfaction with work
  • Performance issues with staff
  • Conflict at work, either amongst the team or between managers and staff
  • Poor communication skills
  • Increased stress or psychological injury/mental illness claims
  • Claimants’ barriers to returning to work extending work absences

WHAT’S IN THE PROGRAM?

Resilient Me® consists of 24 learning sessions encompassing six core modules:

As the foundation module, MyLife enrols participants on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Establishing key roles and responsibilities, participants get clear on what they can do to become a proactive participant in their recovery and learn what support is available to them. Along with exploring an evidence-based model for wellbeing and emotional resilience, this module also sees participants tune into their internal locus of control to shift their mindset from reactive to proactive.

Designed on the principles of adult learning and self-directed behaviour change, MyPlan supports participants in developing their own individual action plans for building new positive habits and shifting goals from thoughts to reality. When working towards SMART goals, participants are also coached through how to identify and overcome obstacles through effective decision making and problem solving skills. Participants also learn the fundamentals of achieving personal effectiveness.

Our physical health directly impacts our mental health with our body constantly sending signals to the brain that significantly impact our mood. MyBody asks participants to take stock of their physical wellbeing and provides evidence based strategies to improve eating habits, physical activity and their ability to experience restful sleep. Drawing on the habit forming strategies from MyPlan, participants work at forming new habits in each of these three key areas for optimal physical health.

The cornerstone of this program, MyMind draws on evidence from neuroscience and positive  psychology to shift the participant’s relationship with stress from harmful to helpful and supports them in overcoming unhelpful thinking styles. Through cognitive behavioural strategies, participants learn to tune into their early warning system and regain control over their stress response and self talk habits making them better equipped to respond effectively to life’s events.

Exploring the link between our thoughts and our mood, MyEmotions dives into the emotional part of the brain and equips participants with a range of strategies for regulating their emotions. Through effective mindfulness strategies participants begin the process of building new neural pathways that allow them to better soak in positive emotions. This in turn contributes to improving mood and better managing negative emotions which are inevitable and essential to living a full life.

With interpersonal conflict a significant source of stress in many of our lives, MyRelationships assists participants in improving and maintaining supportive relationships both at work and at home. Through improved communication skills and enhanced social intelligence, participants learn strategies for managing conflict effectively and negotiating relationships with those of a different interpersonal style to themselves. This module also looks at how participants can experience the benefits of creating authentic connections.

Program Outcomes

Outcomes of The Resilient Me® Program include:
  • Increases in capacity for work
  • Improved return to work outcomes
  • Reduced occurrence of relapse
  • Improved capabilities to manage life’s challenges

Who Will Benefit?

Those who would benefit most from The Resilient Me® program include:
  • Workers who have lodged a claim in relation to their psychological injury – to assist in recovery from psychological illness and speeding up return to work outcomes
  • Employees who have experienced a mental health set back that may require additional support to maintain their functioning at work – to assist in strengthening their wellbeing and resilience to remain at work during their recovery

Program Delivery

Resilient Me® program delivery includes:
  • Initial assessment to establish baseline  
  • 7 x 1.5 hour coaching sessions  
  • Post program assessment and closure report  
  • Access to post coaching embedding activities and homework tasks via the Resilient Me Digital Platform 

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FAQ

Each participant will be advised on which modules are most suitable for their individual circumstances. Generally speaking, we recommend all 6 modules are undertaken for maximum participant benefit, however there may be circumstances when this is not required.

The Resilience BoxTM has been designed for both claimants and individuals who have not put in a claim. If you are not a claimant and want to participate in the program, you can do this by having your workplace refer you for one-on-one coaching through the program or by your workplace running an in-house training program in which The Resilience BoxTM is run in a group workshop format.

It varies based on the initial needs analysis, as you may not need to participate in all modules of the box. A typical program runs for 8-10 hours in total.

Programs are customised dependant on the number of sessions required. Quotes can be provided upon request.

For accepted workers compensation claims, after we receive written referral / approval from the Nominated Treating Doctor, the cost of The Resilience Box program can be invoiced under gazetted treatment codes.

No – The Resilience Box is not a treatment program- rather, it is an education program facilitated by Psychologists. There are two main reasons why someone would partake in the program. Firstly, it can be used to support existing treatment being provided to someone who has a psychological diagnosis. In this instance, the aim is to fast-track a person’s recovery and return to wellness. Secondly, the program can be used as a prevention strategy, with the aim being to increase the emotional resilience of participants.

Many resilience training or coaching programs focus on one element of resilience or wellbeing, which doesn’t provide participants with the holistic framework for strengthening resilience and improving their overall wellbeing. The Resilience BoxTM is different, by working through up to six learning modules over a number of weeks, participants are equipped with the tools and strategies needed for creating positive and lasting behaviour changes.

Depending upon the context and reason for a person engaging in the program, we use a variety of different clinical and behavioural questionnaires to measure pre-program and post program symptom, wellbeing and activity changes.

All our facilitators are registered psychologists who have been trained in the methodologies of positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness which are focused on throughout The Resilience BoxTM program.

Yes you can. We have facilitators and rehabilitation consultants right across Australia who are qualified and experienced in running The Resilience BoxTM. For more remote locations, the program can also be run via video link or skype.