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Resilience: Build, Adapt, Grow

This workshop will explore how we develop, maintain, adapt and sustain our resilience in order to preserve our wellbeing in demanding times.



Resilience is what gives us the psychological strength to respond and adapt to stress, daily challenges and more significant life events in a healthy and positive way. Resilience needs to be maintained and sustained so that we can draw upon it, replenish it and never fully exhaust it.

This workshop acknowledges the realities of the systemic pressures experienced in modern life and explores the required skills and approaches to minimise their negative impact. It will explore how we develop, maintain, adapt and sustain our resilience in order to preserve our wellbeing in demanding times.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • What constitutes resilience, clarity, psychological strength and efficiency

  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of unhelpful responses

  • Key elements and specific approaches involved in developing, adapting, and sustaining resilience

  • Explore ways to adapt, rebound and move forward even stronger

  • Learn potential impacts on wellbeing and promote adaptive and healthy responses to these

  • Apply clear and concise frameworks to realistic case study scenarios

  • Practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment

Let's Get Real

1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

3. Working with whānau

7. Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Melvyn Johns 

MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert. Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW

Mel has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and addictions sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK. Throughout his career, he has held a number of diverse roles, working alongside a broad client base within both statutory and NGO services. He possesses clinical practice, leadership, teaching, management, supervision and governance experience. Mel has a comprehensive knowledge of assessment processes, therapeutic interventions and risk-management approaches. He demonstrates a relentless commitment to the principles of social justice, along with a strong passion for developing services that are truly recovery focused. Mel has been a workshop facilitator with MHERC for several years, whilst maintaining his clinical, supervisory and project management roles.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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