Our programme, Steps To Resilience, changes the lives of young people every single day.
Steps To Resilience is an award-winning personal development programme. It supports young people aged 14-16 (at school) and 16-24 who have had adverse childhood experiences and trauma resulting from disadvantage and social exclusion.
These experiences often result in low self-esteem and confidence, poor mental health and a pattern of destructive behaviours.
Steps To Resilience supports these young people by giving them the tools to better manage their mental health. Doing so helps them break negative and destructives cycles of behaviour and thinking, with the aim of putting them on the path to having the best life possible.
And what a difference it can make...but, don't take our word for it, take theirs...
So, what is Steps To Resilience and how does it work?
The course features a series of interactive workshops delivered across nine weeks, with a final residential week on week 10.
Steps To Resilience uses approaches and technology to mirror real-life situations which may trigger fear or anxiety.
Our highly experienced team then supports participants to practice techniques to better manage these emotions.
In addition to teaching practical coping strategies, the course provides knowledge of the body’s automatic responses when feeling threatened so participants can recognise symptoms early and positively change their responses to stressful situations.
Who is Steps To Resilience for?
We take referrals to the programme from anyone across Falkirk and Fife, such as:
- Parents or carers
- Young people themselves
- Charities, local authorities and other support organisations
You can get in touch with our team, here.
Could you help us step forward?
We want to expand Steps To Resilience across Scotland because our programmes have demonstrated real value in supporting young people towards better outcomes.
Our fundraising team would love to hear from you. Find out more about how you can support LinkLiving, here.
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Did you know?
90% of the young people in our pilot project went on to better outcomes after participating in Steps to Resilience.
Help us step forward
We're looking to expand Steps To Resilience across Edinburgh, West Lothian, Stirling and Clackmannanshire. Could you help us? Our fundraising team would love to hear from you.