Skills: Resilience Strategies

Skills: Resilience Strategies

Lesson 4 of 7 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will investigate a range of strategies such as help-seeking, self-expression and self-care to assist them move through challenges and build resilience. They will practise applying these to real-world scenarios and evaluate their effectiveness to determine what works best for them.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • consider a range of resilience strategies and reflect on where they can be applied.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • describe resilience using examples from their personal experiences
  • practise a range of strategies to help strengthen resilience
  • apply resilience strategies to real-world scenarios and evaluate their effectiveness.

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Lesson details


  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Empathy
  • Reflection
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving

Curriculum Mapping

Health and Physical Education – Years 7 and 8 – Personal, social and community health – Making healthy and safe choices:

  • Plan and implement strategies, using health resources, to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, relationships and wellbeing (AC9HP8P10).

General Capabilities - Personal and Social Capability – Years 7 and 8 – Self-awareness:

  • Plan a personal response to a range of contexts using feedback from previous experiences/

Syllabus outcome (PD4-7)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

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Additional Info

This lesson has been created in collaboration with LifeChanger Foundation to support teachers to deliver high-quality Health and Physical Education, as well as Social and Emotional Learning experiences.

LifeChanger’s facilitated programs and workshops aim to empower young people (Year 5-12) to live thriving, resilient lives. For more information, visit

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