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Anti-bullying Programme for Christchurch High Schools

Thursday, January 31, 2013   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Be The Change NZ With tags: mental health, earthquake recovery, mental wellbeing, bullying, ptsd, school principal, school counsellor

Be The Change NZ has gained funding from the Ministry of Social Development to bring a life-changing programme to Christchurch and New Zealand free of charge.  This active programme for awesome teens aims to help stop common issues such as bullying, loneliness, negativity, racism and violence.

Be The Change is proud to bring this life-changing programme to schools as a "fence at the top of the hill" rather than an "ambulance at the bottom" which is more often than not, too late. The point of difference is that rather than providing leaflets or lecturing to the youth, the programme offers active, experiential workshops with long-term follow-ups that actually facilitate a movement towards culture change.

Contact Vicki Edwards-Brown if you work at a high school in Christchurch and want to take part in this phenomenal programme ( or 027 292 5333).

Be the Change NZ is supported by Youthline, Attitude (Parents Inc), Canterbury Youth Workers Collective and Christchurch Women's Refuge.

Visit Be the Change NZ on Facebook.

Be the Change NZ emulates a USA non-profit organisation called "Challenge Day", who have been successfully working to prevent teenage tragedies since 1987 with more than 1 million teenagers. Its programmes are currently presented in 47 states in the USA and has spread into the Czech Republic, Japan, Canada, Germany, Australia and The Netherlands, serving teenagers from every gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious background, and socio-economic level. Their proven results demonstrate that schools who participate see a reduction in bullying, violence, suicide, substance abuse and an increase in school safety and emotional connections among peers and their communities.