Anti-Bullying week – change starts with everyone…

As the scourge of bullying comes into sharp focus this week, Action Mental Health has a number of resources to help children, young people and their parents negotiate the distressing issue.

This year’s theme is ‘Change Starts With Us’, highlighting the need to break the cycle of bullying. The week-long campaign tells us that by making small, simple changes, we can break the cycle and create a safe environment for everyone, and that by working together we can start the conversation to challenge bullying in all its forms.

The material was compiled as part of the AMH-supported Northern Area Mental Health Initiative, a two-year innovative project designed to equip children as young as eight, with the skills to maintain positive well-being.

The innovative two-year project delivered mental and emotional well-being and resilience building programmes to almost 20k people, including 16,000 children and young people, and was led by Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network.

Known as ‘The Initiative’, it received funding from the Social Investment Fund under the NI Executive’s Delivering Social Change framework and was delivered in partnership with NexusNI. It was launched in 2017 and culminated earlier this year. The resources featured were drawn from a variety of useful sources.

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