Research about mentally resilient communities
Through our partnership we carried out research to understand what key elements mentally resilient communities share. The findings, published in the Together Through Tough Times research paper, revealed the importance of communities in supporting mental health and wellbeing.
When you help others, it can improve your own mental wellbeing, as well as others. Whether it’s small acts of kindness, or volunteering in your community, it can make a real difference.
Together Through Tough Times research paper
Thank you to the communities that took part in the research allowing us to better understand how we can all work together to support mental health and wellbeing.
Five years on, our partnership with Co-op has concluded but, as Inspire’s most successful partnership to date, it leaves a lasting legacy.
How to build community resilience
To share some of the learning we’ve gathered during this partnership, we’ve created a ‘How To’ guide to support communities, groups, and individuals to build resilience in their own communities. Download the supporting guides below to get started!
Community resilience toolkit
A guide to building resilience for community groups, organisations and volunteers.
How to support mental wellbeing
Top tips for community groups.
Community resilience framework
A project planning and evaluation tool.