MAKE BULLYING HISTORY !
THE TEENAGE SUICIDE RATE USED TO BE 370 YOUNG LIVES LOST ANNUALLY IN AUSTRALIA SINCE 2007.
IN 2012 THAT RATE ROSE TO 450 AS ANNOUNCED BY THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD ON MARCH 16, 2013.
For each of these 450 precious lives lost, a further 9 young people attempted suicide. That is over 3000 young people each year arriving at a point of such hopelessness that death seems to be the only option.
This should not ever be the case. Many of the cases investigated over time have shown that bullying was a significant influence on the young persons life that potentially drove them to attempt the unthinkable.
Brett Murray knows that feeling, he also knows that it can indeed be overcome. Brett is living proof that bullying does not have to define or limit your potential. A friend of young people, an example to follow, and a leader showing the way. Brett Murray is an effective communicator adding value to young people’s lives, offering hope for families, encouragement and information to teachers, making a positive difference.
The Make Bullying History Foundation is the premier anti-bullying organisation in Australia.Founded by Husband and wife team Brett and Terrisa Murray MBH is dedicated to defusing, disarming and disassembling bullying culture by providing students, teachers and parents with resources and information via live sessions and seminars.
With 11 years experience and expertise in this field, MBH founder and author Brett Murray, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading anti-bullying presenters and is the only triathlete in the world who races specifically raising awareness of bullying.
MBH is also the only anti-bullying service provider in the Nation with a written endorsement from the Federal Education Minister.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Rottnest Island Triathlon is supporting the fantastic work of Make Bullying History and we need your help! FUNDRAISE – Have friends, family, colleagues (anyone really!) to donate to your fundraising campaign to help get you to the start (and finish) line of the Rottnest Island Triathlon! The perfect training motivator knowing that you not only have the support of others, but you will be raising money for a fantastic cause.
MERCHANDISE – We are aiming to have a limited edition and limited number of #makebullyinghistory tees for sale with all proceeds going to the Make Bullying History Foundation. You will be able to purchase one of these tees and wear with pride to help us stamp out bullying.
(Check back for further details on how to purchase)