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Hi I'm Hayley, and I'm the founder of Open Parachute. I am a clinical psychologist with a PhD in bullying interventions. I have been creating and delivering programs for youth and practitioners in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia for the past 15 years. Our aim at Open Parachute is to change education systems worldwide to address wellbeing at a deep and meaningful level. We provide a range of Mental Health Resources for teachers and students - please get in touch to learn more!

Hi I'm Hayley, and I'm the founder of Open Parachute. I am a clinical psychologist with a PhD in bullying interventions. I have been creating and delivering programs for youth and practitioners in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia for the past 15 years. Our aim at Open Parachute is to change education systems worldwide to address wellbeing at a deep and meaningful level. We provide a range of Mental Health Resources for teachers and students - please get in touch to learn more!
Specific phrases teachers can use to support students being bullied - Part 1: Conveying Empathy
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Specific phrases teachers can use to support students being bullied - Part 1: Conveying Empathy

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As a psychologist, I often have teachers asking me: “What do I actually SAY that will help children who are being bullied??” As teachers, you are already the experts in supporting and relating to the struggles of youth! I’m here to remind you how amazing you are and how much power you have to greatly change the lives of students that are hurting. In this video and the next three I will release shortly, I talk you through exactly what to say so that you feel confident in responding to students who are being picked on or bullied in a way that supports their mental health and empowers them. This video covers the first step: How to show empathy to students in a way that helps them feel SEEN. If you found this helpful, please share it! The more teachers feel supported, the more we can collectively change the world!! More resources for teachers and schools can be found on my website: www.openparachuteschools.com
How Teachers Can Stop Bullying Part 2: Showing Students They are Not the Only One
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How Teachers Can Stop Bullying Part 2: Showing Students They are Not the Only One

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This is the second of four videos where I talk teachers through exactly what to say when responding to students who are being picked on or bullied. This video covers the second step: How to share your own past painful experiences in a way that helps students see that they are NORMAL for feeling the way they do. If you found this helpful, please share it! The more teachers feel supported, the more we can collectively change the world!! More resources for teachers and schools can be found on my website: openparachuteschools.com
How to Empower Bullied Students
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How to Empower Bullied Students

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This is the fourth video where I talk teachers through exactly what to say when responding to students who are being picked on or bullied. This video covers the final step: How to help students find their own power in bullying dynamics. More information and mental health resources for students and teachers can be found on my website: openparachuteschools.com
How Teachers Can Stop Bullying Part 3: "It's not your fault"
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How Teachers Can Stop Bullying Part 3: "It's not your fault"

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This is the third of four videos where I talk teachers through exactly what to say when responding to students who are being picked on or bullied. This video covers the third step: How to let students know that what other people do is NOT THEIR FAULT. If they can understand this one powerful truth, the whole bullying dynamic can change! More resources for students and teachers can be found on our website: https://openparachuteschools.com/
Mental Health Documentary: Overcoming Trauma & Bullying
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Mental Health Documentary: Overcoming Trauma & Bullying

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This video depicts the story of a teenage star athlete who was hit by a car, losing a great deal of his ability and gaining a disfiguring scar. As a result of this, he was bullied by his peers, his grades suffered, and he was kicked out of mainstream education. However, despite all of this, Torin is an incredible role model as he shows the ways in which he was able to turn his whole life around. Watching this video in class will help your students understand how trauma can impact us, and also how we can empower ourselves - no matter what we have been through. More resources for students and teachers can be found on my website: openparachuteschools.com