Build resilience

Help learners to develop their resilience as they think about what they'd do in challenging situations.

A group of young people talking seriously in a classroom.
Lesson plan
Disasters and emergencies

When is the best time to think about what to do in a crisis? Hint: it's not while it's happening.

These examples of difficult scenarios help students to build their resilience as they discuss and explore possible responses to crisis.

Use them in tutor time or set them for homework as part of a PSHE lesson, and note how learners’ resilience and confidence build.


Learning objectives

Learners will:

  • consider how they could respond in difficult situations
  • build their resilience
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different actions in a crisis.


Resource overview

1. Activity: Crisis situations

Learners discuss the examples of crisis situations and consider how they could respond.

2. Teacher’s notes

Guidance and a checklist of resilient behaviours to consider during the discussion.  


This resource was written by P J White of Alt62 and published in 2012.

The photo of a group of young people in a classroom © Stígur Már Karlsson /Heimsmyndir/iStock.