Promoting mental health encourages the development of resilience. The reverse is also true: promoting resilience leads to better mental health. As resilience involves being able to recover from difficulties or change—to function as well as before and then move forward – students who are resilient can effectively cope with, or adapt to, stress and challenging life situations.
Strengths-based resilience is designed to help students develop resilience, to equip them with knowledge, and then to use their strengths in difficult times.
Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, and an associate faculty in the graduate psychological clinical science program at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
This webinar is a collaboration between the University of Toronto Scarborough and CICMH.