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Building resilience in uncertain times

The Coronavirus pandemic will have far-reaching implications for young people’s mental health and wellbeing – this collection can help build pupils’ resilience and spark some much-needed positivity in uncertain times.

Building resilience in uncertain times

Many young people are feeling more anxious than ever about the future. This collection will help boost your students’ ability to manage their emotions and to stay motivated, even when facing setbacks.

Each experience on Neon builds on a set of essential skills – the ones featured here focus on staying positive, or how to use strategies to overcome challenges and achieve goals. You can also use the case studies and resources we’ve selected to inspire students by showing them that no matter their circumstances, they can achieve great things.

Through teamwork, planning, tweaking, and celebrating accomplishments, you can give your students a sense of purpose and support them in navigating uncertain times.

Related Experiences

Online

Maths in Motion

An engaging, software experience using maths to enter a virtual racing car into races at famous circuits around the world!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Online
  • Flexible over 1 year
  • Cost applies
Online

Energy Quest Online

Energy Quest Online encourages young people to find out about sustainable energy and related engineering careers.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 2 hours +
  • Free
Online

Who wants to be a Superhero?

An energetic and interactive careers-driven show introducing engineers and scientists who turn superhero powers into real-life wonders.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • In-school
  • 1 hour, flexible
  • Cost applies
Online

TeenTech Awards

The TeenTech Awards are for students working in teams to look at problems large and small to see if they can find a better way of doing things.

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • Online
  • Flexible
  • Free
Online

Webb Space Telescope and Cosmic Mining Project

Schools are invited to work with astronomers from the UK Astronomy Technology Centre to identify potential targets for the James Webb Space Telescope!

  • Ages 14 to 19
  • Online
  • 2 hours +
  • Free
Project

Big Ideas programme

We need 'Big Ideas' to solve big sustainability issues, and we believe that young people, supported by industry mentors, can create those solutions.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • In-school
  • 1 day + project work
  • Cost may apply
Competition

FIRST Tech Challenge

The UK’s most epic STEM enrichment programme for young people*. We're not building robots, we're building the future.
*as voted by robots

 

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • In-school
  • 1 hour a week +
  • Cost may apply
Workshop

MadLab Cymru

MadLab is a unique, hands-on electronics workshop. Students learn to solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • In-school
  • Up to 2 hours
  • Cost applies

Related careers resources