Bullying, being a bully and also being a bystander can have serious effects on the health of children and young people.

Being bullied can make victims feel miserable. It can affect their confidence and destroy their sense of security. It can also affect attendance and progress at school.

Bullying and emotional and mental health

Bullying can have a serious detrimental effect to the emotional and mental health of children and young people. It can lead to feeling sad, lonely, scared, and anxious. It can also effect a person's ability to concentrate or focus. The effects of bullying can also sometimes lead to self-harm, depression, suicidal thoughts and in some cases suicide. There is also evidence that being bullied regularly as a child can effect a persons emotional and mental health into adulthood.

   Case Study: Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

The Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme offers fun, informative and interactive training to young people, staff, and parents to help them tackle bullying in their schools and communities. Their
practical ideas, information and top tips leave staff, young people and parents feeling confident, motivated and inspired to stamp out bullying.

Watch the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Facebook Showcase Event 2014 - Springwell Community College.

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   Useful Contacts

Don't forget to check out our repository of useful links, contacts, and organisations that support different elements of Children's and Young People's Emotional and Mental Health in the link below:

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