Resilience& Wellbeing

As employee stress, anxiety and depression continues to impact engagement, productivity and retention, employers across all sectors are turning to JVAT to help cultivate a more resilient workforce.


Resilience is the cumulative knowledge, beliefs and skills that underpin wellbeing. Resilient people have deeper reservoirs to draw upon during tough times and they typically bounce back quicker when faced with a challenge. This lowers anxiety and depression, improves physical and mental health, and ultimately leads to higher levels of function.

To help people master adversity rather than avoid it, JVAT delivers scientifically supported resilience and wellbeing programs that focus on the following:

  1. Measuring an organisation’s existing resilience profile

  2. Developing individual and team programs to mature resilience

  3. Embedding resilience into HR and safety programs

  4. Providing employees with practical tools and tips that increase resilience

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JVAT facilitators bring personal resilience experiences and practical solutions, honed through exposure to stressful military and business environments – backed by the latest scientific studies.

The programs educate, motivate and empower employees to take control of their own resilience, at work and at home, by breaking the myth of work/life balance. They can be delivered face-to-face or online through a blended learning experience.


JVAT has delivered resilience programs to organisations of all shapes and sizes. The program delivers measurable and impactful changes to individual and team capacity in order to cope with the normal and abnormal stresses of business (and life), shifting perspectives on the ‘stress experience’ from a fixed to a growth mindset – from surviving to thriving.

Some of the material we cover in our program includes:

  1. Resilience – mechanisms for modern living

  2. The psychology and physiology of stress – diet, exercise and rest

  3. The power of habit and ritual

  4. Strengths and goal setting

  5. Hacking the brain and nervous system

  6. Reflective practice and continuous learning

  7. The creative workforce

  8. Getting, and staying, in the state of flow

  9. Creating resilient workspaces



The JVAT Resilience Model provides a framework on which resilience is built – at an individual, team and organisational level. Application of the STOIC (individual) and GRIT (team) models results in an overall growth in organisational resilience as seen in the diagram above.

Outcomes & Benefits

  1. Resilient leadership

  2. Measurable organisational resilience

  3. Actionable next steps and a plan to implement

  4. Measure an organisation’s resilience profile

  5. Development of individual and team programs to mature resilience

  6. Embedding resilience into HR and safety programs

  7. Providing employees with practical tools and tips to increase their resilience



Discovery & Ground Truth

Online survey to establish a Resilience and Wellbeing baseline dashboard for targeted corrective actions, measurement and continuous improvement.


Educate & Consult

Interactive workshops to educate attendees in a modern, science-based approach to Resilience and Wellbeing and to equip them with practical tools to self-manage Resilience and Wellbeing.


Action Planning

Work with management to develop risk-based, measurable Resilience and Wellbeing action plans to address survey and workshop outcomes.



Facilitate implementation of Resilience & Wellbeing action plans throughout the workplace including 'train-the-trainer' activities.


Measure, Review & Improve

Health check the Resilience & Wellbeing program every 3-6 months to ensure maximum, validated, measurable personal and business value.


Peter Sutton, Managing Director HSSQE | Crowley Maritime Corporation

JVAT’s one-day  workshop identified some known items which I see the company struggling with specific use of productive time management techniques.The information and practices taught can be used for wellbeing as well as preventing injuries from stress, anger or anxiety. You use these techniques at work to improve productivity, as well as improve your way of life at home. 

It has been six months since the workshop and I have noticed a marked improvement in my team’s productivity, results and all-round wellbeing. We are five months into 2019 and have already accomplished most of our 12-month goals. I am looking forward to seeing the results from the next online survey to see how our resilience profile has changed from the baseline. 

It is without hesitation that I recommend JVAT’s Resilience and Wellbeing program.

I have noticed a marked improvement in my team’s productivity, results and all-round wellbeing.