Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.
— Simon Sinek


What is it?

Resilience is what gives people the psychological strength to cope with stressful events in their lives. It is the mental reservoir of strength that people are able to call on in times of need to carry them through.

Why is it important?

As well being a very positive experience and giving a lot of job satisfaction, providing support to people who use health and social care services can be emotionally stretching, anxiety provoking and stressful. Developing resilience is about utilising skills and strengths to manage and recover from challenges and stressful situations. This does not mean that individuals experience less stress or anxiety than other people, but it does mean that they handle such difficulties in ways that foster strength and growth.

What we offer

FreeBird Associates are delighted to be working with Cornwall Adult Health and Social Care Learning Partnership, (CAHSC) and Core Health Consultancy to deliver ‘Resilient You’, a six-day, thought provoking programme aimed to support leaders and managers working in health and social care to develop resilience both for themselves and for their organisations.

Our first cohort is nearing its conclusion and it feels as though we have been on a whirlwind adventure, exploring such diverse themes as values and boundaries in health and social care, identifying behaviour styles and developing effective communication skills in supervision. We also experienced the benefits of present moment awareness, tai chi, and 'juicing'!

We will shortly be evaluating the programme with our first set of graduates and are very excited about the high level of interest shown from a number of organisations who want to have the 'Resilient You' experience.  

Core Health Consultancy Resilient You

If you want to find out more about the programme, please contact Dolly ( or Bev ( at CAHSC.