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Team of Life Resilience

The Team of Life is a strength-based approach that comes from a type of counselling called narrative therapy.

Using the language of sport, the Team of Life invites people to identify key support people or ‘team-mates’ in their lives.

Resilience is not just a mindset or a quality we possess as individuals, but is also related to our social context and is built through our connections with the important people in our lives and the networks of support around us.

The Team of Life builds resilience by enabling people to build a sense of social support and connected identity using the language of sport. It was originally developed with former child soldiers in Africa and has frequently been used with refugee groups.

As part of my work with schools and communities I have developed a resilience programme based on the Team of Life that is now being rolled out across the UK.

This involves training practitioners working with children and young people from Educational Psychology, Mental Health Support Teams, Third Sector providers and School staff in Narrative Therapy and Team of Life.

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Team of Life Dr Vicky Eames

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Riverbank Psychology




Dowren House, Foundry Ln,

Hayle TR27 4HD




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