Epilepsy Action is a charity that improves the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. We give advice, improve healthcare, fund research and campaign for change.
Stand up to bullying
Bullying is an issue which affects people from all walks of life and can happen at any point. Research confirms the long-lasting and damaging outcomes for the individual being bullied including prolonged absenteeism from school (NatCen and Red Balloon, 2011) and negative consequences on physical and mental health even at the age of 50 (Takizawa et al, 2014). The reality is, bullying isn’t confined to the school gates and its victims aren’t limited to young people. It also exists at home and in our wider communities; in boardrooms, and lunchrooms, on highstreets, stadiums and pubs. And of course, bullying exists online: The result can be a constant, and unrelenting attack.