Tyreese Garrod’s cousin took his own life after being severely bullied. Now he’s using his traumatic family experience to help others.
His cousin, Nathan, died in 2004. He was 12 years old.
Tyresse is now an anti-bullying ambassador at his school in Newham and is encouraging others to speak up as part of National Anti-bullying week.
There are over 300 young Anti-Bullying Ambassadors aged 5-18 from across the UK.
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, these ambassador will come together to participate in a hands on event, designed to inspire young people to creatively. The will explore bullying issues through drama, singing, photography, rap, graffiti art, public speaking- all led by celebrity talent.
Tyreese joined a panel including Adam Deacon to discuss the need to change the perception of bullying.
Eva Wynne, who campaigns to help those and prevent bullying online and Sahara Evans, who is an anti-bullying campaigner, joined Alex Beard to discuss their experience with bullying and the difficulties facing teenagers online today - including the overwhelming power of social media.