Lifeline: Bullied Youth Support Network
BullyingCanada's Lifeline: Bullied Youth Support Network is a 365-day-a-year, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week national support network. We offer life-changing assistance to Canadian bullied kids via telephone, email and texting.
This support service is unparalleled in Canada — going far beyond the typical anonymous one-off counselling advice offered by other charities.
With a team comprised of hundreds of volunteers from across Canada working tirelessly from their homes, Lifeline's highly trained Support Responders and Professional Counsellors provide support and intervention to prevent and stop bullying. Lifeline volunteers are trained in counselling, suicide prevention, mediation and problem-solving. These heroes identify problems and solve them — stopping bullying and preventing its re-occurrence.
They do this by having in-depth, one-on-one conversations with bullied youth and their families; bullies and their parents; teachers, guidance counsellors, principals, and school board staff; local social services; and, when necessary, local police. Our end goal is to end the trauma bullied youth have experienced, and provide the often necessary follow-up care needed to heal.
Typically, BullyingCanada proactively remains involved for two to three weeks, but more complex situations have required support for months or a year or more to resolve.
We don’t give up on bullied kids until they are safe and can look forward to a brighter future — even if it involves extensive effort to help them live in peace once again.