Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has joined with The Diana Award, a charity set up as a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world, to stand up to bullying. The #StandUpToBullying campaign, which was launched by the Duke of Cambridge, aims to tackle childhood bullying as well as bullying in the wider community.
Bullying can affect people from all walks of life and can happen at any point, from teasing in schools across Wealden, to harassment in the halls of Westminster. Current research is highlighting the more long-lasting impact of bullying: lower academic attainment; poor self-esteem; and an increased risk of suffering from poor mental health, to name a few.
The campaign was raised by the Prime Minister at Prime Minister’s Questions, who emphasised the importance of the issue and the progress that has been made in ending bullying in schools. She also set out the Government’s commitment of £1.7 million of additional funding for anti-bullying organisations, including The Diana Award.
Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said: “The Diana Award is a fantastic charity that does great work helping unlock the potential of young people across Wealden. I have worked closely with them since I was first elected, including welcoming a young mentee from Wealden to work in my office.
“Stand Up To Bullying is an important campaign to raise awareness about bullying in our schools, what it is and how we can prevent it. I have and will continue to work closely with schools in East Sussex to ensure that no child has to endure the trauma of bullying.
“This is an issue which parents across Wealden, from Hailsham to Forest Row and Uckfield to Crowborough, have raised with me in my mailbag and in advice surgeries. By working together we can stand up to bullying, which can have such a detrimental impact on the wellbeing of children of all ages.”
Pictured: Nus Ghani supporting the Diana Award’s mentoring campaign