How we do what we do

At Resilience Learning Partnership we bring together our lived, learned & professional experience to do what we do. We recognise the importance of evidence-based and practitioner-led service design, however, we also recognise the role lived experience should have alongside these.

Our work is evidence-based and we use our lived and learned experience to provide a unique service.

Workforce Wellbeing

Protecting time for our wellbeing is the most important thing we can do for staff in our line of work. At RLP, we do this in a variety of ways, including team wellbeing sessions, Trauma Informed Organisation (TIO) sessions and a quarterly ‘Pause week’ where we limit external meetings in order to focus internally and reflect with our team. We also provide support and supervision sessions which allows us to do our jobs safely by ensuring our own wellbeing is cared for.


We are not a regulated service so statutory support and supervision is not a requirement for us – we do it because it is the most trauma informed way to do what we do, especially as we are a lived experience led organisation.

“As the leader of this organisation, it is my responsibility to those who work here to ensure their wellbeing is not only considered and thought about but that it is also planned for and protected” Shumela.

“The wellbeing sessions have massively impacted my working and personal life. My mindset is more positive about daily or future stresses. I am kinder to myself and know that my wellbeing can change but it’s how I adapt. I have never worked for an organisation who puts wellbeing as a priority like RLP does. RLP is such a supportive team, I feel I could speak to the Management Team and my peers about anything”

RLP Staff member

Expertiseby lived experience of trauma

Trauma Informed Practice

Implementing trauma-informed practice requires a collaboration between three groups that each bring a unique perspective and skillset, that is the Trauma-Informed Leaders, Experts by Experience, and Experts by Profession. These groups are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but continued collaboration across these areas facilitates the implementation of practices that are evidence-based, sustainable, and meaningful to people coming into contact with our services and organisations.

National Trauma Transformation Programme 2023

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