Warning Signs of Bullying

Maybe these tips may help you, when trying to identify patterns of bullying or helping your loved one in distress:

  1. Notice changes in their mood i.e. anger, withdrawn, irritable, quiet.
  2. Notice and discuss unexplainable injuries
  3. Notice frequency of headaches, stomach aches, physical symptoms such as nausea.
  4. Observe patterns of avoidance in attending school, work or social events.
  5. Observe and note any changes to eating habits i.e. over eating, or not wishing to eat.
  6. Observe and notice changes to sleep patterns and any nightmares
  7. Notice negative thinking and the person demonstrating self loathing, or low self esteem or sadness, hopelessness and de-motivated.

Hope this helps you identify some of many signs of bullying, in my awareness section this week. Have you been bullied?

How did it make you feel?

Sending love to all.?

Bullying Awareness Week

It was Bullying awareness last week. However, I purposefully chose to respond to it this week, as bullying happens all the time and NEEDS TO STOP.

I wanted to highlight Bullying, as a topic for discussion. Please feel free to add your comments.

Bullying in the workplace / school and our community is not cool and needs to change:

Staff absence costs at least £2.4 billion per year – that’s £1 for every £40 of the total budget. A huge proportion of staff illness absence is attributed to stress or stress- related illnesses and bullying at work.

Often unknown about the stressed caused, is from senior Leadership team towards their staff. This is across Health, Education and Social care teams and in our schools and local communities.

Bullying affects our mental health for adults and children. Resulting for some people in:

  • low self-esteem
  • low confidence
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • fear of people / social anxiety
  • poor concentration
  • low mood
  • suicide ideation / self harm

Bullying can happen anywhere i.e. online, in the workplace, in school life, tutors, parents and even sadly from spiritual leaders.

I will be providing some more information about bullying in my stories / blog over the next 2 weeks.

What do you feel about Bullying?

Have you experienced bullying?

What was the impact on your mental health?

I would love to hear from you. YOU MATTER. x


Eyles Monsell Primary School

I am delighted to have been asked to work with the innovative ‘Eyles Monsell Primary School’. I will be providing mental health guidance, resilience building, and emotional support for targeted, vulnerable children and parents, in the aid to support recovery out of Covid-19 and continued support to people’s mental health and well-being.

Kerry Hill FCCT MAHead Teacher MA in Leadership of mental health in schools (with distinction!)2h Excited to welcome Sarah O’Sullivan to my school as part of our Recovery Programme to support our most vulnerable pupils. Sarah is a paediatric nurse, CBT accredited therapist with extensive experience supporting mental health and I’m so pleased we can offer this level of expertise to make a difference to our pupils most affected by the COVID period. #mentalhealth #covidrecovery

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 – Express Yourself

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

For Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 we will be encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

Around three children in every primary school class has a mental health problem, and many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Whether you’re someone who works with childrena parent or carer, passionate about spreading the word, or keen to raise vital funds for Place2Be, you can help us reach as many people as possible.