Anti-Bullying Week 2020

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Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is taking place from Monday 16th November – Friday 20th November 2020. The theme is United Against Bullying.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance the are official organisers of Anti-Bullying Week, you can find out more about their work here

Bullying is harmful for both victims of bullying as well as young people demonstrating bullying behaviours themselves. 

Having a Roundabout Dramatherapy service in your school can reduce bullying by offering:

Working with young people who may be demonstrating bullying behaviours.Young people who are displaying bullying behaviour towards others can benefit from dramatherapy. We know that bullies often demonstrate this behaviour due to a need within themselves that isn’t being met. Whether struggling with their social/relational skills, something within their home lives, or an event in their past, Dramatherapy sessions can support the young person to explore issues in a creative, boundaried and non judgemental way, leading to a reduction of the bullying behaviours.

Supporting young people who are being bullied. Dramatherapy sessions are a place where once a week a young person knows they will have space to express their thoughts and feelings, be seen, heard, and be offered support and guidance. Dramatherapy aims to build a young person’s self-esteem, self-confidence and develop self-advocacy and emotional wellbeing.

Developing a culture of anti-bullying by promoting themes of kindness, empathy, equality, towards others and ourselves and empowering young people who witness bullying to take positive action.

For further information, see here

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