Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying
A new online directory and a new forum for talking about mental health are some of the events happening this week as Wiltshire Council joins partners to mark Anti-Bullying Week.
The week is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance from 16 November to 20 November 2020. The theme this year is United Against Bullying.
Today (16 November) launches the week with Odd Socks Day, where children and adults wear odd socks to school or work to celebrate what makes us all unique. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over seven million young people.
On Thursday 19 Wiltshire Council and partners are having a virtual conference to launch a new Wiltshire Mental Health Stakeholder Forum. The event will include information about easier ways to access support for mental health issues including the impact of bullying.
A new online directory with details on where parents and carers can to go for help around mental health issues is also being launched.
During the week the Wiltshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) will be launching a new Single Point of Access (can we put in contact details) and a new service provided by Barnardo's - maybe Judy can provide an additional line on that.
Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills said:
During this difficult year we have witnessed what can be achieved when communities come together to tackle a common challenge.
Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channeling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and services, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in uniting against bullying and coming together to make a difference.
During Anti-Bullying week, Wiltshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) will be launching a new Single Point of Access and a new service provided by Barnardo's.