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6 Tips to build resilience

Meet Hugh van Cuylenburg, a school teacher who has worked overseas in India and observed key things in children that has helped him develop an understanding about resilience.

Hugh is now the co-founder of a company called The Resilience Project, his job involves teaching resilience to everyone from children to CEOs. He’s written a best-selling book, hosts a podcast, and has spoken at hundreds of schools, clubs, organisations and conferences sharing positive, evidence-based mental health strategies to help people build resilience and happiness.

But as Melbourne plunged into a strict, 112-day public health lockdown last year, Hugh found himself struggling, relying not only on the very principles he teaches but the support of a psychologist and loved ones.

Here are 6 strategies that Hugh found helped him through this difficult period which might also help you.

Lea’s article on Building resilience also looks at some of the tools we already have within us and the support systems around us, that we can use to build resilience and a stronger sense of purpose in life.

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