BTH School Nurses LogoIf somebody physically hurts you, or verbally abuses you, that’s bullying. Bullying doesn't have to take place in person, it can take place through social media or text messages, for example.

Bullying can make you feel isolated and worthless, lonely, anxious, angry and affect your confidence. You may experience some or all these feelings. It's easy to try and ignore bullying but doing this won’t make it go away.

You need to tell someone about what is happening. You can speak to your School Nurse confidentially for help and support. The School Nurses would always encourage you to speak to a parent, carer, family member, friend, teacher, health professional or someone else you trust. Image depicting cyberbullying

Some people who are bullied develop depression, anxiety and eating problems. They may self-harm or turn to drugs and alcohol to try and mask the problem.  This is why seeking help is the best way to tackle the problem.

If you are in need of support or advice, your School Nurse can help.

You can click on 'how to contact us' for ways to get in touch or visit your School Nurse at a school drop-in session.

Young Minds is a UK charity focused on the mental health of children and young people. You can visit the website at: Bullying (youngminds.org.uk)

Bullying UK is a charity which provides advice and support to anyone affected by bullying.