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LIVE Smart: Resilience

Student guide to living and studying in Dundee. Aligned with LEARN Smart


Tree bending in wind

Resilience is the ability to deal with adversity so that we can achieve our goals, be happy, and succeed in life in spite of negative events and setbacks. Like a tree growing in the wind we are shaped by events, but not broken and we keep growing.

Quiz - How Resilient Are You?

Coping with Change

Change can feel overwhelming,

even when it is positive.

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Find out how to handle it

and where you can get support if you need it.

Coping with Stress

Learning how to cope with stress makes us more resilient.

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Check out our resource ideas for

Coping with Stress.

Overcoming Problems

A series of handouts from

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To help with Overcoming Problems

Handout 1

Handout 2

Handout 3

Handout 4

Personal Boundaries Explained

8 Steps to Help Your Cope with Change

Wellbeing and Resilience

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To be resilient we need to pay attention to our wellbeing.

Check out our Wellbeing and Lifestyle section for information and ideas.

Developing Resilience

Develop Resilience - Mindtools

Self Efficacy

Tough Times video

Find ways to bounce back

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Find ways to bounce back Resilience, like many other life skills, can be learned

How to control your anger

Helpful information and ideas about how to control your anger from NHS Moodzone

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Looking After Your Emotional Wellbeing

Building Personal Resilience

Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Quiz

The Other Kind of Smart

FInd out how you score for Emotional Intelligence

Take this quiz!


Enhance your resilience - Understanding and Coping with Stress Workbook