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NOW - fullYou are being bullied if someone else’s behaviour makes you feel hurt, threatened, scared or intimidated. At some point in their lives, everyone has experienced bullying.

Children, young people and adults can all be bullied; sometimes as a one-off incident; sometimes over a long period of time. Bullying can take many forms, such as hitting, name calling, spreading rumours, teasing, fighting, stealing, ignoring, physical threats & cyber bullying (via text or the internet). There are many reasons why individuals start to bully. However, bullying should never be accepted.

Every school, college, university and employer should have a bullying policy which is there to protect you from bullying incidents. There’s support available if you need it.

You’re not alone

Every seven seconds, someone in Britain is being bullied. Every day, approximately 160,000 children and young adults miss school or college because of fear of bullying, and 30-50% of all stress-related illness at work is due to bullying. At least 20 children every year commit suicide because they are being bullied. [1] We’re helping to bring these numbers down.

We can help

We helped 142 people like you deal with BULLYING last year. You don’t have to cope alone if you are being bullied, or are bullying others. You might be afraid to ask for help at first, but we understand what you’re going through and can help you to deal with it.

In January 2016, we launched our “NOW IS THE TIME” Anti-bullying Campaign to help every school, college and educational facility within the county protect you and other young people from all types of bullying.

Get in touch if you’re worried about bullying

Drop in, make an appointment or call us on 01604 622223 for free, confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support. We know it can feel like a big step to take, but we’re here for you.

[1] UK based stats taken from www.beatbullying.org

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