Resilience Hub

What is Resilience?

"Resilience is the capacity to cope with and become stronger as a result of experiencing and dealing with difficult events"

Dr Derek Mowbray (PhD., DipPsych., CPsychol., CSci., FBPsS, FIHM., FISMA)

A key skill for those working in a career in Critical Care.

After presenting at the 2018 FICM annual meeting Dr Derek Mowbray has kindly agreed to share some of his invaluable resilience resources with FICM for the benefit of the ICM workforce and to create a resilience hub.

Below is a table of free taster articles filled with guidance and exercises based around resilience training and management. 

If you'd like to learn more about the courses that Derek and the Management Advisory Service offer including assessment questionnaires and their articles library please go to or contact to find out more.




Organisational Resilience

The capability of the workforce to be flexible and adaptive enough to respond positively and effectively to internal and external pressures for change, and threats to the organisation.

Strengthening the resilience of teams helps them overcome daily challenges, and keeps them on track whilst continuing to perform at a high level.

Personal control over oneself and responses to people and events.

12 quick tips guide for stress and resilience

 Mobilising personal resources to form an attitude to tolerate and overcome adverse events without experiencing stress  

The leadership style in organisations which is required to enhance the opportunity for everyone to perform at their peak

Guidance to help leaders and managers understand their role in resilience

Exploring the differences between managers and leaders

A short questionnaire to help you recognise your areas of strength and weakness in being reliance

An in depth guide for further services provided by

Whilst the Faculty promote personal development to aid your resilience skills and ability to manage the challenges working in a high-pressure specialty; we recognise these challenges are often related to resourcing and workforce issues outside of personal control.The Faculty is focused on broader workforce development to address this. Regional workforce meetings, the annual census and the data bank can all be used to identify and address local support and resourcing issues. You can always contact us at for further advice and support.