This workshop is activity-based and experiential. This is what we will cover: what do the ideas resilience, wellbeing and being well mean? How do they translate into the lives of those we seek to assist, and how can the same ideas be constantly present and alive in our work? Young people and older people – the same or different? Well the answer is that they share many things as well as being quite different. So what does this mean for how we harness these ideas for people of different ages? What is the impact of trauma on people and what does it tend to produce in response from them? Understanding this helps make sense of the disruption of wellbeing, and guides us to how we might respond. And finally and importantly, what is the place of fun, laughter, lightness and wonder in the development of us all, and how can we promote this?