Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM)

If you would like to measure your resilience, please complete the questions below. We do not store your responses.

Please note, this is an online version of the CYRM which we provide just for interest. If you would like to access the measure and manual for use in your own project, please go here

Research has shown that resilience – the ability to withstand, overcome, or adapt to adversity – depends, in part, on the availability and access to essential external resources (people who support us, opportunities to show others we can be responsible, etc). The survey you have just completed (the CYRM) provides a general assessment of these external protective factors that facilitate resilience. If your score was lower than you would like, this indicates that you might not have access to these key resources. However, we can often find ways to connect with these resources or identify substitutes.

If you would like to learn more about strategies to improve your resilience, here are some resources:
Change Your World (book) and the 14 day resilience challenge.
If you would like to read more about the CYRM, see

Please remember that this survey measures your ‘social-ecological’ resilience and therefore assesses the availability of external resources. If you would like to assess your internal qualities too, as part of a holistic view of resilience, please try the RRM. The RRM helps us understand how ‘rugged’ we are, which also enables our resilience.