Thank you so much for your interest in Strength Restored. We are an anti-bullying organisation based in the heart of Leeds, West Yorkshire. We are currently constructing our new website. In the meantime please have a browse of this page. If you would like to get in touch, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
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Our Mission Statement
We Will Restore Strength To
The BulliedWe want to restore strength to the bullied. With over 140,000 children and young people being bullied on a daily basis, we have an epidemic on our hands. We want to strip away all the myths and ideas that surround bullying in order to get to the truth. It is only by doing this that we can help these children and young people not only get away from under the spectre of bullying, but support them in recovering from the scars of bullying, so they can thrive and be the person they were meant to be.
The BulliesDespite what we might want to think, bullies are not evil. In fact, it could be argued that they are as much a victim of bullying as the person they decided to target. We believe the most effective way to defeat bullying is to undemonise the bully. We will empower them to work through the issues in their lives that caused them to bully someone else.
CommunitiesWe believe the most under-used and under-equipped sections of society in the fight against bullying are our communities, both within a school environment and the wider communities in general. We want to equip children and young people to stand up and target bullying within their midst. We want to empower parents so that they know not only how to support their child who has become a target of bullying, but also how to deal with a child who has become a bully themselves. We also want to give support, knowledge and resources to any person or organisation that works with children and/or young people, so they, in turn, can support those they work with who are being or have been bullied or are even bullying within their setting.
Founder & CEO
Tom has going on 24 years worth of experience of working with children and young people. Having started when he himself was only 11.
He has worked in various roles, from babysitting, helping run his churches Kids Church, as well as various youth groups. Including various Friday night youth groups, a political consultation group for young people to have their say on matters concerning young people that were currently going through parliament, and the UK Youth Parliament.
For a number of years worked as a mentor for troubled young people who were at risk of falling out of the system. While volunteering he went through Level 3 training in mentorship.
While still at school Tom was trained up as a mediator and helped make a difference in the lives of his fellow students who had fallen into conflict. He was even featured in a local ITV program about the mediation training.
Tom has studied both Child Development and Child Psychology and hopes to take this line of study further in the future. In the meantime, he has gained a Level 2 Counselling certificate and will be working towards Level 3 very soon.
Tom’s real experience, however, is first hand. Having been bullied from the age of 11 through to 19. It was this the finally lead him to set up Strength Restored in order to make a difference in the lives.
Chair of Trustees
Scott’s full-time work is in the IT world. Though this may seem worlds away from helping run an anti-bullying organisation, Scott’s heart for empowering people should not be underestimated. Scott brings the knowledge of building, equipping and mentoring many teams over the years, and his experience of being a father of two. With Scott’s help Strength Restored is going from strength to strength.
The world knows Stephen better as DJ Agent M, a world-class DJ, producer and musical entrepreneur. With the knowledge Stephen has with his work in the music industry, he has proven invaluable to the mission of Strength Restored. But Stephen also brings with him decades of experience working with children. Simply put, he is a legend.
Join The Team
We are currently looking out for three passionate men or women to join our team of Trustees. If you are interested in joining the battle against bullying and have expertise in Law, Accounting and Finance, or Organisation and Administration visit our jobs page to read Job Descriptions and apply. A couple of hours out of your life a month could turn another person’s life around completely!
We are also planning to build a team of Young Trustees. If you are or know someone aged 10-18 click more.
Donations , Membership and Fundraising
To reach our first 1,000 targets of bullying we need to raise £20,000. There are two main ways you could help us financially, the first is to donate a single amount, click the donate button to do this. The other, if you wish, is becoming a member and set up a monthly donation. This can be for as little as £1. Of course, you can also fundraise for us if you wish. All of the money we get goes toward the mission set out on this website. Thank you in advance.
Fundraise For Free
While You Shop!
Did you know that you can fundraise for Strength Restored while shopping online – at no extra cost to you!? Watch the two videos below to find out how.
There are some awesome movies out there that explore bullying and related subjects. Watch the trailers below for our suggestions.
Music To Encourage
Music has a significant healing power. It has the power to connect, restore and comfort. For this reason, we have built the Music To Encourage playlist on Youtube and Spotify. Each song has been curated in order to speak to those touched by bullying. We hope you find it cathartic.
13-17th November 2017
Small Group Visit
From Small Acorns
If you would like to contact us please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can write to us, or ring us. Further contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.
Leeds Beckett Enterprise and Innovation Hub
15 Queen Square
Tel: 07724 338766