Child Illness and Resilience Program (CHiRP)

The Child Illness and Resilience Program (CHiRP) is an evidence-based mental health promotion and illness prevention program for families and carers of children and young people living with an illness in Australia.

Everymind received funding from the Greater Charitable Foundation to develop, trial and evaluate a pilot of CHiRP within the Hunter New England Local Health District in Newcastle.

The pilot was undertaken from 2012 – 2014 in partnership with a range of local and national stakeholders including Kaleidoscope.

A range of resources were developed for the project. These resources are useful for families who have a child living with a chronic illness as well as any family who would like to build their resilience. 


Family Resilience Factsheets

Resilient families are better able to face life's stresses; to bounce forward following difficult times and to adjust in healthy ways to life's challenges. For this reason, supporting the resilience of families during periods of stress can help to maintain and improve wellbeing.

This series of factsheets are designed to assist with building the resilience of your family.

Calling on Support of Others During Times of Need

CHiRP fact sheet - Calling on Support

pdf ( 747.61 KB )

Creating and Maintaining Family Routines

CHiRP fact sheet - Family Routines

pdf ( 1.1 MB )

Engaging in self-care: Looking after yourself

CHiRP fact sheet - Engaging in Self-Care

pdf ( 1.14 MB )

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