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Targeting bullying behaviors - Public talk

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Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011

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Bullying: How do we help victims of bullying, people instigating the bullying and bystanders to the bullying?

Bullying remains a societal problem with victims of bullying and people who instigate bullying often starting the behaviour from a young age. The behaviours learnt through bullying can affect the victim and instigator far beyond the individual instances when it occurs and if done over a sustained period of time, can lead to poor mental health and wellness outcomes of the victim and instigator in later life.

WayAhead’s sister organisation in the ACT, Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) has developed a solutions focused bullying prevention program aimed at reducing the stigma associated with labelling children as bullies, bystanders and victims called No Labels. The program has been piloted and now introduced into several high schools across the ACT.

Program Director of MIEACT, Megan Mills is coming to Sydney to share the learnings of the No Labels program during the next WayAhead public talk on Tuesday 27 November at 6:00pm. This public talk also coincides with WayAhead’s Annual General Meeting.

No Labels is a three-pronged approach: for those experiencing bullying (what to do and where to go to get help); those instigating or engaging in bullying behaviour (understanding their actions and why these may be occurring, and how to get support to change their own behaviour); and observers of bullying (how to find your voice to speak up against bullying, how to provide support to targeted young people and where to go to get support). Students learn to identify their own behaviour and are encouraged to seek help on behalf of their peers.


About Megan Mills

Megan has had eleven years’ experience in managing programs across disability, mental health, drug and alcohol services, aged care and culturally & linguistically diverse people. Megan holds a bachelor's degree in Health Science and as the Program Director of Mental Illness Education ACT is responsible for the design, delivery and monitoring of all MIEACT programs. Megan is passionate about the use of education as a tool for change.

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