VICTA is proud to be a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and from Monday 14 to Friday 18 November we’ll be helping to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week 2022. Join in with us on the VICTA Student Portal to highlight this hugely important issue and encourage others to Reach Out.

Reach Out

The theme this year is Reach Out, chosen to encourage young people to feel empowered to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.

How has somebody reached out to you?

Comment on this post or email to let us know if somebody was there when you needed them. We want to say thank you and show everyone what a difference they can make!

Join in with Odd Sock Day!
Monday 14 November 2022

We will be celebrating what makes us unique in the VICTA office by wearing our odd socks! Join in and share your photos by tagging us on social media at @VICTAUK and @abaonline #OddSocksDay, or email your photos to us at

Our take on bullying – it’s OK to be different!

More about Anti-Bullying Week

The Anti-Bullying Alliance’s call to action

  • Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out.
  • Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach.
  • And it doesn’t stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let’s be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities.
  • It takes courage, but it can change lives. So, this Anti-Bullying Week, let’s come together and reach out to stop bullying.

You can find out more here:

What’s happening across the week?

We’ll be sharing everything that’s happening across our social media channels so make sure you’re following us @VICTAUK.

On Monday at 11am you can join BBC Teach for a special Live Lesson to mark Anti-Bullying Week 2022. Working in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, this half-hour interactive programme for primary schools highlights some of the issues around bullying as well as the support available.

You will be able to watch the programme here and on the CBBC channel:

Where to find support

You’ll find lots of information on the wellbeing sections of the Student Portal that can point you in the direction of organisations who can help. Follow the link that relates to your age group to find out more.

10 to 13s Wellbeing >

14 to 17s Wellbeing >

18+ Wellbeing >