25% of children and young people are bullied at school – but how do we help them to heal and move on?
According to a study by charity Ditch the Label around 25% of children and young people in the UK are bullied each year and bullying isn’t new, it’s been going on for as long as there have been people.
Bullying in schools has been researched for over 4 decades and programmes to reduce bullying in schools have been run for over 30 years. But the question still remains – what do we do to help all those who’ve been bullied?
Bullying robs people of their confidence and self-esteem, it changes their view of the world and how they fit in it, it changes their view of themselves and who they believe they are and what they can do. The long term impacts of bullying have been well documented and affects mental and physical health and wellbeing.
But there are things we can do to help all those affected by bullying to start to heal, to regain their confidence and self-esteem and come back stronger than before.
This programme is designed for parents and carers to help you to know the things you can do which will help. These aren’t just ideas, they’re practical things you can do right now to start helping them to heal. All of the things included in the programme are based on the science of positive psychology, they’re things which have been scientifically proven to boost mental wellbeing and happiness and I know can really help you and your child or young person.
The benefits of the programme
A ground-breaking 9 part programme
The programme is broken into 9 key sections focusing on different aspects and techniques which can help to build confidence and self-esteem whilst also helping to reframe experiences and the way we think
A programme based on science, not myths, fads or BS
We use the tried and tested science of positive psychology as the foundation for every section of the programme. It’s all broken down into small, practical actions you can implement into your every day to help your child or young person to recover from the impacts of bullying
Individual sections to build your bullying recovery toolkit
My aim isn’t to overwhelm you with information all in one go. Everything is included in the programme in bitesize chunks for you to work through at your own pace. You can pick where to start and what you want to work through in what order. I have put it in the order which I believe works best, but you’re free to pick and mix, go back over elements – your choice entirely.
It's not just info, it's action!
There are hundreds of prompts, questions and activities for you to use in your every day. These aren’t designed to be specific activities where you need to sit down and do them, they’re ones you can add into your every day lives without anyone knowing or it needing to feel forced in some way.
You've got lifetime access and I'm here to help
This isn’t simply the case of here you go and hope for the best, you have lifetime access to be able to try things in your own time, to have a little trial and error, to use different bits at different times when they feel right and I’m here to help. You can always reach out to me if you’re in need of any additional support.
I’ve been dealing with bullies in every decade of my life. As a child, as a teenager, as an adult at various workplaces, talking to others in schools and companies about bullying and more recently as a parent.
When I looked around as a parent looking for practical things which I could use to support my little one, I found very little. But after years of studying positive psychology and wellbeing I knew there were things we could all be doing to help those who’ve been bullied. That’s why I created this programme – because I know how it feels to be bullied and to support others being bullied.
It can be lonely and scary being a parent or carer. we don’t have all the answers and we need support. This is designed to support you, to give you practical things you can do and hopefully together we can reach more and more people who’ve been bullied and give them the support they need.