Infuse Issue 11 May 2020 - Page 8

Images courtesy of The Resilience Project What inspired you to start The Resilience Project? Hugh: When my sister was 14 years old, she was diagnosed with an eating disorder and ever since that diagnosis, I have been fascinated by the question, “what makes us happy?” For me, on a basic level, I just wanted to make my mum and dad happy, and make sure my little brother was able to enjoy the happy childhood that I had experienced. It wasn’t, however, until 12 years later that I felt like I had a more complete answer to this question, after spending a few months living in a remote underprivileged community in the far north of India. I returned to Australia and commenced work on my own programs for schools which incorporated all that I had learnt in India. The Resilience Project was born. © Dietitian Connection 8 Infuse | May 2020