We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call?

Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

More than one million young people in the UK are affected by bullying every year. Bullying involves someone physically or verbally abusing you. 

There are different types of bullying such as:

  • Cyberbullying – this can include targeting you online, occasionally anonymously
  • Homophobic bullying – this can be based on your sexual orientation
  • Racist bullying – this can be because of the colour of your skin
  • Religious bullying – due to your faith or beliefs
  • Sexist bullying – due to you being the opposite sex
  • Sizeist bullying – this refers to your body size
  • and bullying you simply because you are different

Bullying can last a long time, or it can happen just once or twice. Anyone can be bullied. 

How Bullying Affects People 

Bullying can make people feel worthless, alone, isolated, angry, and anxious. It can also have a large impact on their self-confidence. You might experience a few of these feelings or all of them. 

Some people start to develop anxiety, depression, and eating problems. They may even begin to self-harm or start using drugs or alcohol. If you are dealing with any of these issues, please speak to your GP as soon as you can. Your GP will keep everything you say confidential. 

It is not your fault that you are being bullied.

Things can get a lot better. 

How to Get Help 

Online Bullying – Tell someone you can trust, such as a parent, a carer or one of your teachers. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow you to report abusive posts and content. Abuse can also be reported to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Please make sure that you keep reporting the bullying. Do this until the bullying stops. It might not stop completely the first time that you tell your parents, carers, or teachers. If the bullying continues, please tell them again.

You are important. Do not put up with this. No-one deserves to get bullied. 

Other Sources of Help 

Childline: 0800 1111 (open 9am until midnight throughout the year)

The Mix: 0808 808 4994 (open 4pm until 11pm, every day)

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: Text YM to 85258 (open all day, every day)

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk