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Focus on: Bullying and Mental Health

Awareness of school bullying is greater than it has ever been before, but as we come to better understand bullying, the more concerned health professionals are becoming over the potentially damaging and long-lasting impact that bullying has on the mental health of children and young people who experience it. This briefing paper pulls together the latest findings, both in the UK and internationally, which show how involvement in school bullying, whether as a ‘victim’, ‘bully, or ‘bullyvictim’ is linked to poorer mental health outcomes throughout adolescence and into adulthood.