Parents join programme to end bullying

Rokiah Mahmud

Around 70 parents of primary school students participated in the Brunei Free from Bully workshop organised by the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) Mental Health Strategic Group, in collaboration with the Students Affairs Section, Department of Schools on Saturday.

The one-day workshop featured briefings to introduce the ‘Brunei Free from Bully’ programme, deliberations on bullying, parents’ and community’s role in fighting bullying and counselling tips from HPC officers and representatives from the Parents-Teachers
Association (PIBG).

The workshop was one of the activities promoting HPC’s Children and Teenagers Mental Health Promotion Programme.

The workshop aimed at enhancing awareness on the importance of early intervention, said the HPC, adding that the lack of early intervention could result in negative effects in a child’s development, including long term mental health impacts.

A discussion in session during the Brunei Free from Bully workshop. PHOTO: HPC