A CHARITY founder has written a book to help victims of bullying find their confidence.

Brightonian Liam Hackett, the head of the anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, has written Fearless, “a self-confidence bible” for young people affected by the “epidemic of bullying”.

The 29-year-old said: “I was bullied for ten years at school. I know how difficult it really is.

“Young people are under more pressure now than any other generation.

“This book covers bullying, mental health, body image, and relationships. It’s designed to help young people become their true, confident, fearless selves.

“With bullies, there are always deeper issues. They might have low self-esteem, stress, trauma, or be struggling with their own identity.”

The charity’s research shows half of young people in the UK have experienced bullying. Of those, 50 per cent said they felt depressed, 45 per cent were anxious, 28 per cent had self-harmed, and 11 per cent had attempted suicide.

Liam’s website provides online support for those affected. For more information, visit www.ditchthelabel.org.