Bullying- a neglected mental health crisis

No-one likes a taskforce more that government- there are scores of groups looking at the effects of the latest Bogeyman, the internet, but the thing that is damaging about cyberbullying, is the bullying part, and we don’t hear enough about tackling this at a policy/ public health level.

This report http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/media/34591/ABA-mental-health-briefing-Nov-15.pdf?utm_source=hootsuite by the National Children’s Bureau, is a good start. However, for bullying to be taken seriously as a public mental health problem, concerted pressure from health and education organisations is required.

One for the 2016 ‘to do’ list?

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