Visiting Helsinki with Supercell and The Diana Awards youth board

Visiting Helsinki with Supercell and The Diana Awards youth board

On the 23/03/17 I had the privilege, as well as 9 others, to travel to Helsinki in Finland. Being chosen to be part of the Supercell youth board was just out of this world, knowing that eventually something amazing will come out of this and just being able to help other people is gold in my eyes.

New Partnership With School Uniform Supplier Trutex and The Diana Award!

Over 100 children and staff members from Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire will today (2 March 2017) meet at a Rochdale school to discuss bullying and receive unique training from The Diana Award to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for their school. The Diana Award is a charity legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change their world.

The session is designed so that students will leave the day feeling inspired and full of fantastic ideas to tackle bullying, something that can impact nearly a third* of children, in both their schools and communities.

The event will cover:

  • Understanding the issues of bullying; facts, the effects and definition of bullying.
  • Practical ideas and top tips and exploring bullying scenarios in groups.
  • Developing the skills needed to support others and stay safe on and offline.
  • Gaining inspiration from other schools.
  • Action planning – helping students to think of a plan to take back to their school which will set targets and aims for tackling bullying
  • As well as staff training on their role, legalities and supporting the students being trained.

At the same time the event is also being used to announce a new partnership between The Diana Award and Trutex which will see a number of similar activities taking place across the country in 2017 focussed on anti-bullying.

As part of the partnership Trutex is also launching a hashtag #bTRU2u which will be supported by a dedicated micro-site www.trutexbtru2u.co.uk that will carry more information on the subject which will also be promoted by the company’s stockists across the UK.

Katy Hill, Trutex ambassador said: “As a parent I think today’s initiative is essential in raising awareness around the subject of bullying. The work that The Diana Award is doing is groundbreaking in terms of raising this issue with both pupils and teachers. I can’t think of another programme that empowers in such a positive way and addresses this problem that affects nearly one in three children in the UK.”

Matthew Easter, managing director Trutex said: “We’ve been making school uniforms for over 150 years and are very aware of the negative impact bullying can have. It is for this reason that we have decided to partner with The Diana Award and their significant commitment to helping students through training, mentoring and support programmes. Our newly launched anti-bullying initibTRU2u will help further support anti-bullying in our schools and communities.”

Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Trutex on this initiative. We know the positive and life-changing impact our anti-bullying programme has – it’s about giving young people the skills to regulate their own behaviour as well as giving them the responsibility for the wellbeing of their peers. This is a particularly special year for the Diana Award as, twenty years on, we celebrate her qualities of kindness, compassion and service. The young people being trained today will be putting these qualities into practical action.”

Love gaming? Hate bullying?

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For more information email: conor.monk@diana-award.org.uk


Are you a gamer? Do you know the difference between an MMORPG and a FPS? Do you want to make sure that games are a place where you can have fun without worrying about bullying, insults or griefing?

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you.

Together with Supercell, makers of Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Hay Day and Clash Royale, we’re recruiting a youth board that can tell us more about Supercell's games and which features or tools would help users feel safer.

It’s an incredible opportunity to work with one of the biggest developers in gaming and make a difference in the lives of thousands of young people across the world through sharing your experiences and ideas. You’ll even get the opportunity to visit Supercell Headquarters in Helsinki, Finland!

If this is something you want to be a part of and you’re aged between 13 and 18 and live in the UK then you can apply in as little as 15 minutes using the link below. Applications must be received before midnight on Sunday 19th February 2017 and we’ll be in touch after the closing date.

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What can I do if I'm being bullied during the holidays?

What can I do if I'm being bullied during the holidays?

The holidays are meant to be a time when you get to relax and have fun outside of school, when you get away from it all and are able to do all the stuff you’ve been dreaming about during term time. Sometimes though, the holidays can present their own challenges and if you’re being bullied it can be difficult to know who to turn to when the teachers aren’t around. Below are our top tips:

Anti-Bullying Week 2016

Every year in November, the Anti-Bullying Alliance co-ordinate Anti-Bullying Week. The aim of this week is to get everyone to come together to work to stop bullying. The theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week is 'Power for Good'.

The Diana Award will be celebrating Anti-Bullying Week by hosting two conferences in Blackpool (9th November 2016) and London (14th November 2016) for young people across the UK to come together to take a stand against bullying. 

These conferences will be an opportunity for young people and professionals from all over the UK to come together to actively take and stand against bullying and explore the topic of bullying through creative workshops. 

You can book places at any one of these conferences using the online booking form at the bottom of the page. For more information including event location, timings and cost please download the 2016 Anti-Bullying Week information flyer using the below link:

To download our 2016 Anti-Bullying Week information flyer click here.


2016 Anti-Bullying Week Wristbands

Each year, we launch our limited edition Anti-Bullying Week wristbands. 

We have now launch our #StandUpToBullying Wristbands which are now available for sale and we are encouraging all schools to get involved and show they are against bullying by purchasing these wristbands for staff and students. Wristbands are now available for purchase through our online store.

Order your wristbands now in time for Anti-Bullying Week! 


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aNTI-BULLYING WEEK COMPETITION 2016!

This year for anti-bullying week we are launching our ‘Shake Bullying Off’ competition.

The competition will require participants to post to social media or send us in a video clip of their most smart, funny, creative, and effective ways of dealing with bullying on the day. What can you do to make yourself feel better right after you’ve been bullied in a certain way? The posts should consist of either a short video or a picture, and an explanation of their method of choice. If using social media, the participants should tag their posts as required according to the social media outlet they plan to use; along with at least two other friends / celebrities which they invite to try their methods of ‘shaking it off’.

Some examples include going out for a fun meal, singing loudly in your room to your favourite empowering song, dancing it off while jumping on a mattress, printing off and shredding mean comments, taking your BFF out for a milkshake, etc.

Here is an example of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 'Shake Bullying Off!"

We will repost favourite, funny, and creative methods on our social media accounts, and eventually pick as winners the entrant with the most original and enjoyable methods of shaking bullying off. Winners will receive some great prizes. 

If you are unable to participate via social media please send your entries to frankie.spivey@diana-award.org.uk through filemail.com or by sending a hard copy of your entry in the post to Frankie Spivey, The Diana Award, 120 Moorgate, London, EC2M 6UR!

Important Information:

The deadline for entries is Sunday 20th November at 5pm.

This competition is open to people from all over the world! 

If you are entering through social media, please make sure you use the following hastags: #ShakeBullyingOff #AntiBullyingPro

If you wish to notify us of your entry via social media (using the above hastags!) please fill in the below form - this is optional but can help us make sure we have noted your entry! 

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Good Luck! 


Previous Anti-Bullying Week Events

Find out what we got up to during Anti-Bullying Week 2015 at our Blackpool and London Conferences:

If you have any questions, or would like any further information on our upcoming Anti-Bullying Week events, please contact Frankie Spivey, Events & Marketing Coordinator at

frankie.spivey@diana-award.org.uk or call 0207 628 7499 ext 204


BOOKING FORM

Book your places at our upcoming Anti-Bullying Week events using the form below. 

Once we receive your online submission, we will be in touch to confirm whether or not we can accommodate your request. 

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9th November - Blackpool OR 14th November - London
Please note we can only accept a maximum of 20 places per school (including staff/student ratio) Note: Student places will be charged at £17.50 each
Please note we can only accept a maximum of 20 places per school (including staff/student ratio) Note: Staff places will be charged at £12.50 each
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