Lincoln group offers anti-bullying advice in national week of action

A county-wide team has visited a Lincoln shopping centre as part of a national awareness day to stop bullying in the city.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Anti-Bullying Team stopped off in the Waterside Shopping Centre on November 17, offering advice to those affected by bullying, how it can be prevented and what the council can do to help.

John Herbert, Youth Development Hub Manager for the county council’s Children’s Services, said: “Coming into Waterside today has been the perfect platform to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Week.

“Talking to people on a one-to-one level is a great way raise issues such as bullying, and everyone we’ve spoken to has been keen to get involved.

“We work with thousands of young people across Lincolnshire and make it our mission to support them if they experience bullying at school or in the workplace.”

Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Anti-Bullying Week aims to bring people together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Chantelle Henderson, Waterside Marketing Co-ordinator, said: “This year’s theme is ‘make a noise about bullying’ and that’s exactly what we’ve aimed to do today, by raising the importance of anti-bullying and showing our support.”

“Just about everyone has been affected by bullying in some shape or form, so it’s important to talk about these issues openly. As a venue, supporting campaigns such as these encourages a happier community, and by working together we can make a difference.”

More information on the Anti-Bullying Alliance can be found online.