I used to be bullied at school and found it a tough experience, partly because my teachers weren’t quite sure what to do to help me. Because of this I wanted to help other people who are being bullied, so I joined the BeatBullying Group aged 15. Now, I’m a volunteer mentor, using my own personal experiences of bullying to help others. Being involved has also led to me becoming a Young Ambassador for the charity, which has attracted lots of positive press coverage both for me and the campaign.
I’ve also been inspired to set up my own local anti-bullying project (www.devangroup.moonfruit.com) to provide people with information about bullying. Through this, I discovered Fixers, an organisation that helps sufferers from all sorts of problems. Along with Fixers I set up a website (www.adviceforteachers.org.uk) to provide information to teachers about bullying, and I also help my local council fight bullying in schools.