Bullying and bullying behaviours are recognised as one of the more contributing factors in cases of non or diminished attendance at school. The stresses placed on those who are bullied have far reaching effects on their emotional health and wellbeing, educational successes and subsequent life chances. Bullies Out provides much needed help, support and information to
individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying.
Why the community needs us
Our work raises awareness of and educates on the effects of bullying. Highlighting the negative impact of this cruel act encourages the community to talk about bullying and seek the help and support they need. Our work promotes and encourages friendship and helps break down barriers between different age groups. This helps create a positive ethos throughout the community.Our impact on the community
Our mentors are available to speak to young people, parents and carers about bullying concerns. This initiative receives excellent
feedback from its users. Speaking about bullying is never easy and young people tell us they would prefer to talk to someone online.
Feedback from the peer support schemes we have developed shows that a successful scheme can help create a calm, positive environment in which young people can learn, play, develop and grow, and where bullying is reduced.
We have a number of volunteering opportunities available and are seeking volunteers for all of them:
Peer Mentor Coordinator,