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Finding happiness with Hugh Van Cuylenburg

Tuesday, 11 Jan 2022

The impact of some teachers lasts a lifetime – Hugh van Cuylenburg is definitely one of those teachers.

So passionate about boosting the mental health and wellbeing of young people, he founded The Resilience Project. Now delivered in hundreds of schools across Australia and embraced by corporate groups, it is seen as a game-changer for the nation’s top sporting codes.

The simple yet profound strategies in the project, grew from Hugh’s own experience – his sister’s battle with anorexia, a life-changing trip to a remote Indian school and his post-graduate studies looking at resilience and wellbeing.

In this Life Ed podcast, Hugh talks about the GEM principles at the heart of The Resilience Project – gratitude, empathy, and mindfulness – and the three simple things that can instantly shift our mood.


Part 2: Rewire your brain for better mental health