Welcome to CORESZON
Where mental health is about relationships.
CONNECTING PEOPLE FOR COMMUNITY WELLBEING
CORESZON stands for Community Resilience Network, a growing group of partners that shares skills to cultivate relationships and environments that nurture individual and community wellbeing.
Our capacity-strengthening program is available to communities across sectors that commit to integrating mental health by learning, adapting and applying a simple, science-based approach to promoting mental health in everyday life.
For you, and for your community.
We believe that everyone has the ability to promote mental health, and that the key to this ability lies in the quality of our social connections. Which is why we share a science-based training program works both for self-care, and for wellbeing in relationships.
Learn how to use the science of stress and wellbeing with a set of practical tools and ideas for everyday life.
In an online wellbeing meet-up designed to match your community's strengths and needs.
Because it helps wherever people depend on each other to make good things happen.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULDN'T BE A LUXURY
Equal opportunity to thrive is a human right. When it comes to improving mental health equity, bridging economic, social and cultural divides is key to sustainable change. In Germany, our training is free of cost for families struggling to make ends meet. This is made possible by those of us who can afford to invest in wellbeing and pay an income-based training fee, as well as donations and the support of our funders.
90 MINUTES WELL SPENT
What is community resilience?
Community resilience is the ability of communities to recover from dramatic change, sustain adaptability and support new growth (Ungar, 2011). It can be understood in different ways, depending on who you are, and where you are looking at it from. At CORESZON, we focus on social ecological aspects of resilience by asking these questions:
- How much do community members value the social ties that help them do what they need to do in order to get through difficult times? (social capital)
- How well do community members utilize the places, services, material resources and networks in their environment that can help them navigate difficulties? (infrastructure)
- How well do community members cooperate and negotiate with others to access or create the resources they need in order to cope and thrive? (cooperation)
- How well are communities – as organizations, teams or neighborhoods – able to trust in and depend on external agencies and support, and how well do external agencies depend on and trust them to know what they need and self-govern? (interdependence)
Everyone has someone close by who can share helpful knowledge and tools in difficult times.
Translate and share current science for everyday use. Build a network of trainers to make it as accessible as possible.
Resilience training for individuals and communities – friends, families, teams and organizations.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Join our endeavor to share knowledge and tools for a kinder, more just and more connected society! You can help the Community Resilience Network grow as a donor, a volunteer or as a cooperation partner.
ASKING FOR HELP
IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH!
If you or someone you know is struggling, please remember that asking for help is a sign of strength! Even though it can be difficult, just telling someone that you are having a hard time can already make a difference. And asking someone how they’re really doing and letting them know that they matter can be just what they need.
Our goal as a mental health education and capacity-building program is to share knowledge and tools that help buffer the impact of stress overload and strengthen resilience. The contents of our workshops are not equivalent to professional advice or care, and are not provided within the University of Hamburg Medical Center’s care mandate. If there are no mental health care services in your area, please turn to someone in your community who can offer support, or help you get professional advice.
For information and support accessing online or telephone support in English, we warmly recommend Mind’s website.
Help our Community Resilience Network grow
WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
Even before the Covid 19 pandemic, one in four people per year were affected by mental health problems. According to worldwide estimates, the mental health crisis is set to cost the world economy $16 trillion by 2030, with 12 billion days of lost productivity due to anxiety and depression. Poverty and other socioeconomic stressors significantly increase our risk of mental illness. The impact of mental health inequity on our collective future calls for a sustainable, whole-society approach to solving the mental health crisis.
A WHOLE-SOCIETY APPROACH
The Community Resilience Network shares knowledge, skills and resources to promote mental health across cultural and economic divides. Our program is free of cost for families who are struggling to make ends meet. Those of us who can afford to invest in wellbeing pay income-based training fees. By learning skills to promote wellbeing together, we also learn from each other about what it means to navigate adversity.
Donations and external funding go towards our work in underserved communities. For many of us, access to programs like CORESZON is restricted by socioeconomic constraints and cultural barriers. Our community-based prevention strategy relies on collaboration with citizens and professionals to improve connection, cooperation and access to the resources that facilitate community wellbeing.
BUILDING RESILIENCE TOGETHER
How resiliently we respond to crisis is more than just a question of individual behavior and mindset. The conditions that we live, play and work together in are at least equally important. We not only all have the ability to make a positive impact on these conditions; knowing that we can have an impact fulfills a basic human need: a sense of dignity, self-efficacy and control. These are all born from experiences of mutual trust and appreciation.
Our prevention approach is designed to promote awareness for this need and to facilitate mutual trust and appreciation in our everyday interactions. At home, work, play and school, and as citizens who take responsibility for a kind, just and connected society.