Think First is a youth-driven project funded by Te Punanga Haumaru to reduce bullying in the Ashburton district and encourage positive social behaviour. Utilising different communication methods, Think First promotes existing anti-bullying programme’s and initiatives while instigating change through empowering both bullies and victims to make a positive change in their lives and seek help from appropriate channels.


Think First works with young people aged from 9-19 years old on developing different community initiatives to raise awareness and education about bullying.


This website was developed to not only provide a one stop place for the Mid Canterbury community to find out information about bullying, but to raise peoples awareness of this serious issue. Here you can find out how to access help, watch videos and share your story.



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