Free Bystander Intervention Webinars Coming Up

March 14, 2022

In just one hour you will learn five easily accessible tools you can use to safely intervene when you witness someone being bullied or intimidated. This free webinar will help you understand when and how to use the 5Ds of bystander intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct.

The webinar will be offered three times to accommodate industry work schedules: Sunday, March 20, from 12-1 p.m. EST, Monday, March 28, from 8-9 p.m. EST, and Sunday April 10, from 3-4 p.m. EST. The webinars are free but advance registration is required in order to receive the zoom login. Visit to select a registration link for the date of your choice.

The Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative is partnering with Hollaback!, a social justice organization that specializes in education around bullying and harassment, to present these interactive sessions that ensure attendee anonymity. Bullying and intimidation impacts everyone. Learn how to intervene and help to make a real difference.

This webinar is offered as part of an ongoing “Stop Bullying” campaign launched by the Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative in 2021. Available resources include a set of posters to raise awareness of words, actions and behaviors that constitute bullying, harassment or intimidation; information for those who are targets of, or bystanders to, bullying behavior; information to empower individuals to Be Informed, Be Aware, Show Support, and Take Action; and a sample policy and procedures to identify, investigate and resolve instances of bullying, harassment or intimidation and to provide support to those who experience these behaviors.