Bullybusters started off life at the beginning of September 2004 as a confidential free phone helpline providing support and advice for victims of bullying and their families.
Since then our services have developed and grown and we now operate a full anti bullying initiative providing training and awareness sessions for young people, children, professionals, Governors and parents or carer's.
The website contains information and practical advice on bullying, as well as contact details for the free helpline or you can email us via the contact us form.We also encourage feedback so we can develop our services accordingly.
A team of specially trained staff operate the confidential telephone helpline and take calls from victims, parents or from people with information about the bullying of children. As well as acting as a listening ear service, the team provides practical advice and can act as a mediator between the organisation where the bullying is taking place and the parent/carer of the child involved.
Bullybusters is delivered by LocalSolutions and funded by Knowsley, Liverpool, and Sefton Local Authorities.
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At KOOTH they have counsellors who have been specially trained over many years and follow BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) guidelines and code of ethics
They also have other workers with special knowledge about certain things, like drugs, alcohol or sexual health – they are not counsellors but they can help by giving you information about things you maybe feel uncomfortable talking to other people about.
Free online counselling and support – The main points are:
Beat Bullying is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.
If you’re being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you’re not sure what to do or who to talk to, then BeatBullying is where you can go for help. It doesn’t matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you’re being targeted online or offline, our Mentors are here to listen and support you.
The best thing about it is that mentors are young people too. Many young people have told us that they would prefer to speak to another young person about bullying. That’s why mentors are young people like you. They have been trained and are volunteering their time online to help you.
It’s still important to talk to your parents or teachers about bullying. If you don’t feel ready to do this, a mentor can help.
Children and young people’s counselling is for any young person who is having problems. With more and more young people coming to Relate with issues as far apart as depression and mental health problems to issues with their parents or people at school, coming to see a Relate counsellor helps because they are independent from school and home life.
Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.
Cruse Bereavement Care is there to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call them on 0844 477 9400.
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