Building resilience
and mental wellbeing for children and young people

The Lemonade Project...

...for when life gives you lemons 

The Lemonade Project is about building resilience in young people in young people who are experiencing low levels of emotional wellbeing.

There are 3 strands:

The Lemonade Resource Book: 

A range of interactive, engaging activities designed to be used by small groups of young people and suitable from age 8 upwards. It covers six main chapters addressing many of the issues in the ‘Resilience Framework’, for example emotional literacy, self esteem and identity, and dealing with challenge.

The Tough Times Toolkit:

A conversation aid which consists of suggested questions and prompts which can help get to the root of any problems a young person might be experiencing, as well as an informal risk assessment. It also includes ideas for strategies that an adult may want to suggest to a young person to try and help them manage strong emotions.

‚ÄčThe Life and Lemons Journal:

An interactive resilience journal for young people aged 11+. We believe that the best way this journal can be used is to allow the young person to take it way, use in their own time, and then meet back to discuss any issues that it might have raised in a safe space with a parent/teacher or trusted adult. (and check our "My Brilliant Place to be Me!" journal for use with KS2)

As part of our exploration of the BoingBoing Resilience Framework we recently joined a webinar given by the team behind The Lemonade Project.  

One of the 3 elements of the project, The Tough Times Toolkit, really caught our attention initially because it spoke to something we hear a lot.

Many health professionals, teachers, parents and youth workers do not feel confident or qualified enough to talk about difficult subjects such as mental health with young people. Often, they worry about saying the wrong thing, or accidentally ‘making things worse’. The Tough Times Toolkit was designed to support those who work with young people to engage in better conversations around mental health, and feel reassured that they are not saying ‘anything wrong’.

Download a guide for using the Toolkit

The whole project is outstanding and is going down well with young people across Cornwall. 

If you'd like to receive copies of the resources to review Contact Us

Check the Training Calendar for free Introduction to the Lemonade Project workshops / webinars. 

Page last updated: 19 April 2024

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