Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your Tokens Will Help Us to Improve Self Esteem; Today We Talk to Anti-Bullying & Behaviour Service

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your Tokens Will Help Us to Improve Self Esteem; Today We Talk to Anti-Bullying & Behaviour Service

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What will you do with this year's Wish money? We would like to be able to provide a range of resources around dealing with bullying, teaching life skills and raising self esteem and confidence.

Having more resources available enables us to offer an in- depth service over a longer period of time to more young people across Tees Valley.

Tell us about your group: We have been a community interest company since October 2016.

We work with young people across schools, youth clubs and communities to raise awareness and tackle bullying, behaviour and mental health issues.

What kind of activities take place at your group? We train young people to become antibullying ambassadors over 18 weeks.

Who is the longest serving member of your group? Kate Hillyard, as the consultant and director, set up the business in 2011 as a sole trader as she recognised that schools and youth groups did not have enough support in the areas we cover.

Tell us about the biggest or best activity or event your group has organised: We have many to talk about but one that sticks out is when young people we have worked with contributed to a conference we organised for headteachers. …

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