Young Grays residents tackle bullying through new project

A group of young parents from Grays have been learning about bullying and what can be done to prevent it through a specialist workshop.


Staff at Thurrock Teenage Parents Supported Housing service, owned by Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL), delivered an interactive session for residents aimed at raising awareness of issues around bullying.


The young participants took part in a lively discussion at Ruth House – one of four shared houses providing accommodation and support for single people aged 16-25 who are pregnant or have children – around the definition of bullying, the profile of a bully and the effects on victims.


The group also held a debate about alcohol, covering issues including why people drink, the health impacts and the devastating effects of drink driving.


Residents used both sessions to explore their own thoughts on the topics, creating a poster to enhance the understanding of everyone at the service.


SSL project worker, Kay Lockett, said: “The workshops gave us an excellent opportunity to come together and discuss two important issues that our young residents can relate to.


“We all came away from the sessions with a more in-depth knowledge about the consequences of bullying and drinking excess alcohol. We look forward to organising more activities like this in our communal areas.”