ICE Advent Day 1: BulliesOut
Anti-bullying charity BulliesOut works across the UK and Ireland to provide education, training, awareness and support. The charity works to directly address bullying – one of the core reasons affecting the emotional, social and academic well-being of children, young people and adults. The BulliesOut website contains information on all aspects of bullying, including advice for employers and employees.
Based in Cardiff, the charity was launched in 2006 and with the help of its supporters, uses education and training as its primary tool to raise awareness and work to prevent bullying across the UK.
The charity has several ambassadors and patrons including Welsh referee Nigel Owens MBE, Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt),TV presenter Ray Jorden and artist Nathan Wyburn.
The charity has a large network of Young Ambassadors (YA’s) who work within their local communities. The Young Ambassador programme aims to empower engage and inspire its ambassadors, all of whom are aged between 10 and 21. The YA’s then work in their local area to fundraise, raise awareness and support their peers, offering friendship and guidance.
Bullying however, isn’t confined to children and young people, just as it isn’t confined to class rooms and playgrounds . Bullying occurs in many forms and many places, including the workplace. To address this, BulliesOut offers workplace training courses, and also launched its Anti-bullying Workplace Charter. The charter establishes a framework that employers and organisations can adhere to, ensuring that all employees feel they have an outlet if they feel they are being bullied.
BulliesOut proudly stands for those oppressed and affected by bullying and uses its programmes and training to bring about and effect change for all.