New Brain Scans – Regulating the Emotions of Others

Resilience First Aid Instructor INformation Sessions What does it look like in the brain when you help to calm someone else who is experiencing distress? New research helps show which areas are activated, producing some interesting findings and implications.   Watch the video below to learn more about the research and what it means for … Read more

CAPCE Accredits Driven Resilience Training

FirstWatch and Driven Announce CAPCE Accreditation for “Driven Resilience Training”; the smartphone app using AI Technology to support mental health and wellness through resilience training. We are honored to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). Driven Resilience Training uses virtual coaching powered by artificial intelligence (AI). By investing just … Read more

National Resilience Index – Australia 2021 Report

Australia has had some major ups and downs since COVID began, and even before that with the bushfires in 2019. We’ve been monitoring the impact of this on the capacity of people to be resilient through the last two years, and noticed some interesting effects. In June 2021 Australians reached the lowest level of resilience … Read more

How To Become Adele’s Friend

We all owe Adele’s friends a great debt – without them, her newest album 30 might have never graced our 2021. Adele says this album documents “the most turbulent period” of her life.   For many people, the last two years are likely to have been one of their most turbulent periods of life. Our … Read more

World Mental Health Day 2021 | Driven

What is the aim of the World Mental Health Day? World Mental Health Day was established to raise awareness about particular mental health topics each year. More and more, the call for awareness has grown into a call for action.   People are struggling more than ever with mental health. Over the last 15 years, … Read more

Workplace Stress: Causes + Strategies To Manage & Prevent Stress

The global economy loses an estimated US$1 trillion from depression and anxiety alone. There is an urgent need to inoculate workers from depression, anxiety and stress by developing resilience. In Australia, $14.81 billion a year is lost from workplace stress.[1] In America, that number is an estimated $2.5-8.5 trillion.[2] This cost is felt by employers directly … Read more

How to make the mental shift as lockdown lifts

Practical mental health tips from resilience experts on how to survive and thrive post lockdown As millions of Australians on the eastern seaboard prepare for life outside of lockdown, resilience experts are foreshadowing a period of mental adjustment as people in New South Wales prepare to resume “semi-normal” life post-lockdown.   Maria Ruberto is a … Read more

DASS 21: Depression Anxiety & Stress Scale (Online Test)

What is an anxiety test? Have you ever taken an anxiety test before? We might have all experienced anxiety, but you may not have thought about putting a specific number to the level of anxiety you’re experiencing. Having a clear understanding of your current level of anxiety can be useful for understanding yourself, comparing your … Read more