School Nurses

Bullying

If somebody physically hurts you, or verbally abuses you, that’s bullying.

 Bullying can make you feel isolated and worthless, lonely, anxious, angry and lacking confidence. You may experience some or all these feelings.

Ignoring bullying won’t make it go away. You need to tell someone about what is happening. You should always speak to someone, this can be a parent, carer, family member, friend, teacher, health professional or someone you trust.

Some people who are being bullied develop depression, anxiety and eating problems. They may self-harm or turn to drugs and alcohol. If you are experiencing problems like these because of bullying, it’s having an impact on your health.

Useful links:

  • 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.