Rabbit & Julie Goodwin get behind national day of action

Today marks the sixth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and to drive this powerful message Star 104.5’s Rabbit & Julie Goodwin devoted an hour long segment to learning how we as a community can help prevent the damage caused by bullying and violence in schools, the classroom and beyond.

The radio special included interviews with special guests, an open line for listeners and an in studio psychologist who took calls on and off the air. One special guest anti-bullying campaigner and ex-radio host Mel Grieg shared her talks with children who are dealing with this in their lives and details about her ‘Troll Free Day’ initiative.

Heather Irvine, psychologist from the R.E.A.D. clinic outlined the important steps of communication between parents, teachers and schools when dealing with bullying and outlined the contact details of services such as Lifeline, Kids Helpline, local GPs and others who can help those affected.

Julie Goodwin got emotional when talking about the bullying and violence in our community “It’s such an important message and after our show I truly believe that listeners now have the tools to be having those important conversations with their children”.

Rabbit said “I wanted to open this conversation in the hope that we help to deliver the powerful message that bullying and violence is never okay”.

This annual day is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools, and encourages all students to ‘take a stand together’ against bullying and violence.

To hear segments from the show www.star1045.com.au

Join Mel Greig in her appeal at www.trollfreeday.com.au

Or if you or someone you know needs help call Lifeline or 13 11 44 or Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800 

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