STRIVE is our anti-bullying support group, which meets weekly and provides a space to share experiences of bullying in a safe, supportive environment.
We set up STRIVE because it became very obvious that a lot of young people coming to OTR were experiencing or had experienced bullying, and that this was having a negative impact on their lives. There is quite a bit of online support for bullying, but we thought it was important to address this issue in a different way, bringing young people together as a group to support one another.
At STRIVE we run group workshops around topics you feel are important, and design campaigns against bullying. Whilst the thought of coming to a group may seem scary, we work together to learn coping techniques and resilience through fun activities to help improve your self-esteem and get to know others.
You can also book a one-to-one appointment before coming along to STRIVE to meet a friendly face and discuss the group and what’s going on for you.
The group runs for 12-16 year olds on Fridays 6pm – 7.30pm @ 1-2 Perry Road, Bristol, BS1 5BQ.