Our project will undertake to work closely with schools in Greater Manchester to address homophobic bullying in schools, using a peer led approach to encourage pupils & teachers to tackle bullying through a range of workshops, information giving events and links to other support networks and forums
It ran from 12:01 PM, 23 October 2014 to 12:01 PM, 23 October 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070904)
Homophobia can have a devastating effect on the life of a young person. Feeling of isolation, alienation and low self esteem can be commonplace, leading to mental health problems, self harming, eating disorders and suicidal tendencies all of which affect life chances. We want to tackle the inequalities faced by young LGB people (or those questioning their sexuality or gender identity) and also the issues caused by the fear of being 'outed' and what this would mean to their peers and families.
We would aim, through a series of workshops and assemblies, to tackle homophobic attitudes head on, challenging negative behaviors and providing support and advice. We aim to train at least two people from each organisation to provide support to those 'coming out' or experiencing bullying so there is always a safe place and a contact they know they can go to in times of need. This will then reduce drop out rates, loss of motivation and underachievement issues which can be the case.
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