Bullying affects over one million young people every year, and anyone can be bullied, including adults. It may be a one-off incident or it may go on for a long time. Specific types of bullying include:
- Racist bullying because of your skin colour
- Religious bullying because of your beliefs or faith.
- Sizeist bullying referring to your body size
- Sexist bullying focusing on you being of the opposite sex
- Homophobic bullying based on your sexual orientation
- Cyberbullying targeting you online, often anonymously
- Bullying because you are different
Bullying can make young people feel isolated and worthless, lonely, anxious, angry and lacking confidence. They may experience some or all of these feelings. Some people who are being bullied develop depression, anxiety and eating problems. They may self harm or turn to drugs and alcohol. Problems like these because of bullying, can have a serious impact on the persons health. Ignoring bullying won’t make it go away. You need to tell someone about what is happening. At Asana we have have eight amazing specialists who can help children troubled by bullying and other issues including trauma, abuse, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem, depression, eating disorders and more. Click here to find out more. Our therapists can also help adults who have experienced bullying that has affected their mental health, impaired their daily living or eroded their happiness.