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Resilience in a much needed time

Over the last year you have experienced unprecedented pressure and pulls on your time and energy – and, we know this has not been easy.

At the heart of the pandemic response, you have demonstrated grit in the face of COVID-19 and a steadfast commitment to the continuity of learning. This took leadership and resilience.

As we continue to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we strive to put the well-being of you and your family first with access to resources and information.

We are pleased to share with you a series of videos that dive deeper into the concepts of resiliency and self-compassion, and provide space for us to reflect, learn and foster the behaviours that promote well-being.

The five pillars of resiliency:



Belonging is crucial to our resiliency, and resilient individuals often feel seen, heard and truly accepted.

Learn how to create a sense of belonging.

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Perspective is essential to resilience. It’s our capacity to interpret information in a way that aligns with our head and our heart.

How to gain perspective on what matters most.

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Reminding ourselves that we are capable and strong, and accepting what is and isn’t within our control.

Creating a sense of acceptance.

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Think of hope as a pilot light that you must protect. Protect the things that cultivate your sense of hope and allow you to be courageous.

Protect your sense of hope.

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Humour plays an important role in resilience and can help us cope with difficult situations or uncertain times. The act of laughing can provide us with a moment of joy and space for the belief that all will be OK.

Cultivate moments of joy.

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Self-care is about creating space for you to feel alert, active and ready. It’s about practicing gratitude.

Learn how you can start creating a space for self-compassion.

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Wellness is not just about our physical well-being. It’s about so much more.

Explore the concepts of wellness.

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About the speaker

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Hanley-Dafoe provides practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.

For more information on Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, and to access additional resources, visit,

This article is part of the Caring for your mental well-being campaign. Visit for more information on the campaign and mental health resources.

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