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Understanding Bullying

Bullying can have significant emotional and psychological impacts on children, affecting their self-esteem, academic performance, and overall well-being. Early intervention and support are crucial in helping children cope with and overcome the effects of bullying.


Types of Bullying

There are many types of bullying, such as:

  • Physical bullying: Slapping, punching, and tripping
  • Verbal bullying: Teasing and name-calling
  • Social/relational bullying: Spreading rumours and gossip, ostracizing

Bullying is a severe problem and may increase the risk of mental disorders such as depression and anxiety and impair other areas of life.

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Examples of Therapies Used

At Unbound Minds, we personalise therapy based on each child’s unique needs. Here are some examples of therapies that may be used:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Helps children understand and manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, reducing anxiety and improving emotional regulation.
  • Behavioural Therapy: Uses structured techniques to encourage positive behaviours and develop coping strategies for dealing with bullying.
  • Play Therapy: Utilises play to help children express their feelings, understand their experiences, and develop healthier behaviours and coping mechanisms.
  • Social Skills Training: Teaches children how to interact appropriately with peers, build positive relationships, and handle conflicts effectively.
  • Parent Training and Support: Provides parents with strategies to support their child’s development, manage behaviours at home, and foster a supportive environment.

Our Approach to Bullying

At Unbound Minds, we use evidence-based, child-friendly, and holistic approaches grounded in psychological principles to address bullying. Our therapy methods are designed to help children develop resilience, improve self-esteem, and learn effective coping strategies. Family involvement is a key component of our approach, ensuring that parents are equipped to support their child’s progress.


Take The First Step

Early intervention and ongoing support are essential in helping children cope with and overcome the effects of bullying. Take the first step towards helping your child by contacting us today. Let Unbound Minds support your child’s journey towards a brighter future.