RESET Resiliency Initiative

The RESET: Resiliency Initiative is a series of evidence-based, recovery-oriented population health programs that aim to improve health, well-being, and life quality for those at risk from mental health or addiction issues.


RESET: Resiliency programs interrupt the entrenchment of psychological injury and addiction issues by delivering accessible, high-quality clinical skills and concepts to build positive mental health and resilience.

We need a multi-dimensional approach to transform mental health care.


Shift away from a traditional crisis intervention model based on clinically defined disorders

• Broaden the conceptualization of psychological wellness and mental health

• Disseminate ‘specialized knowledge’ by shifting some elements to community delivery

• Integrate mental healthcare, as we do physical healthcare across all sectors

• Teach practical skills to all age levels to build resiliency, manage adversity, and recover from psychological injury

RESET: Resiliency School Initiative

Resilience does not simply emerge after adversity. Learning core mental health and resiliency skills during the developmental years works to fortify stress-responsive systems, and to inoculate children and youth against multitude of health, social, and behavioral problems.


Educators, children and youth deserve to be taught the psychological concepts and practical resiliency skills to manage adversity, overcome trauma, and build psychological resiliency.

RESET: Resiliency Indigenous Initiative

Our goal is to partner with Indigenous communities, to collaboratively develop culturally safe and appropriate RESET programs to meet the mental health needs in their community.


RESET: Resiliency Initiative advances Indigenous healing by training and supporting Indigenous elders, leaders, traditional knowledge keepers, and facilitators to:

• Knowledge-gather from Western knowledge expertise and perspectives.

• Integrate RESET skills and strategies with their community values, practices, and beliefs.

• Teach RESET’s evidence-based tools in an easy to understand and therapeutic format.

• Assist participants to manage the stressors and to address the traumas that underlie their mental health and substance use issues.


Two-Eyed Seeing (Etuaptmumk in Mi’kmaw) embraces “learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of mainstream knowledges and ways of knowing, and to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all,” as envisaged by Elder Dr. Albert Marshall. 
Two-Eyed Seeing for Knowledge Gardening. Marshall & Bartlett (2018)