Proven Results

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Service members who participated in the resilience training program reported better outcomes than service members who did not. Substantiated outcomes included:

These results were reportedly sustained three months later. The benefits of our resilience training are not only proven, they are instantaneous and widely applicable.  Approximately 95% of those who participated in our family resilience retreats said they used the skills they learned during training in their personal or professional lives within one week after the session. 

Increased resilience
Stronger relationships
Greater ability to cope with stress 
Improved overall psychological health

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In 2014, 49 North (TechWerks) partnered with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) to help transition workers slated to lose their jobs upon the closure of a GM Holden plant (the Australian unit of General Motors) in South Australia. 

Over a three-year period leading up to the layoffs, our team trained factory workers responsible for instructing their colleagues on resilience skills. The goal of our work was threefold:




Bolster the well-being of the workforce during the transition in order to maintain productivity

Increase worker capacity for re-employment 

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Achieve better mental and physical health outcomes for workers and their families during the transition and subsequent withdrawal of GM 

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Additionally, our team provided instructional support for company leadership as they discussed implementation issues and supported the training team.

- Notable improvement in behavioral issues in the workplace and a reduction in disciplinary actions

- Increased engagement from the workforce, including reduced absenteeism and lost time due to injury over a 14-month period

- Improved communication (reported by workers) with colleagues and overall a more positive outlook after the training

SAHMRI conducted an evaluation of the program and found: