What is Anti-Bullying Week?

"Too often, we are silent when we see bullying take place, silent about the hurt bullying causes, and silent when we hear bullying dismissed as ‘just banter’. It doesn't have to be this way. Of course, we won’t like everyone and we don’t always agree, but we can choose respect and unity.

This Anti-Bullying Week let’s come together to have discussions about what bullying means to us, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. Together, we can make a difference and take a stand against bullying.

From the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, let’s make a noise about bullying." Anti-Bullying Alliance

Why is Anti-Bullying Important to Lancashire Mind?

Both children and adults experience bullying. The effects can be long-lasting on their mental health and wellbeing. Bullying can bring about feelings of anxiety and depression, or lead to isolation and loneliness.

bullying can negatively impact mental health

Do you or a family member need support?

Our Wellbeing Coaching could help

Lancashire Mind offer virtual Wellbeing Coaching for both adults and children. Wellbeing Coaching provides 1-to-1 support to help build resilience, develop healthy coping strategies and improve wellbeing and quality of life.

Children & Young People Adults

Children's FREE Download

For Parents & Schools

Bullying can have a profound impact on children and sometimes they need support to start a conversation. 

Odd Socks!
During Anti-Bullying Week, children (and adults) are encouraged to wear odd socks in celebration of what makes us all unique!

Our 'Sock-tacular Support' exercise is a simple way to engage children and help them to explore how they feel. It is important to understand who and what can help if they are worried about bullying and to get them talking.

Odd Socks - Children's Free download activity
Sock-tacular Support - Free Download for Children

Research carried out by the Anti Bullying Alliance between 2021 and 2022 found that 24% of children reported frequently being bullied and 6% admitted to frequently bullying others


Bullying Also Impacts Adults

With Lasting Effects on Their Mental Health

Adults can experience bullying from a variety of sources and for a variety of reasons. Adult bullying is often subtle, may be difficult to detect, carried out under the radar, and can make you question yourself. This can be discrimination, micro aggressions at work or in a relationship, racism, homophobia, or anything that makes an individual feel unsafe or excluded. (happiful.com)

How to be Mental Healthy at Work

adults are also effected by bullying

"Bullying can have a massive impact on mental health, both now and in the future. In fact, research has shown that if you’re bullied as a child, you might be twice as likely to use mental health services as an adult."


the impact of workplace bullying on mental health

Lived Experiences:
Workplace Bullying

We are incredibly proud that we have been asked to share this story as part of our Lived Experiences project. Alice (not her real name) has kindly shared her experience of bullying at work and the impact it has had on her mental health and wellbeing.

Alice's Story

How to get involved

If you would like to get involved and show your support for Anti-Bullying Week, then please visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance for lots of additional information, resources and become a member. Twitter via @ABAonline #AntiBullyingWeek 

volunteer for lancashire mind


Volunteers help us deliver our life changing services across Lancashire. From raising money at our fundraising events to delivering our projects in schools, there are many opportunities to get involved.

People who freely give their time, energy and commitment are vital to the work we do across Lancashire.


fundraise for lancashire mind


Fundraising is a great way to support your local mental health charity, Lancashire Mind. All the money raised for Lancashire Mind stays in Lancashire. 

The amazing support we receive from our fundraisers means that we can change lives across Lancashire as we work towards our vision of Mental Wellbeing for All.


donate - Lancashire mind


At Lancashire Mind, we won’t stop until everyone in Lancashire achieves good mental health and wellbeing.

We want people living with a mental health condition to get the right support when needed and not be treated differently because of their mental health. Please donate so together we can help improve lives.


Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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