The Centre opened on the heels of work done by Dr O’Moore and her team on the Nationwide Survey of Bullying at School in Ireland.
The Anti-Bullying Centre was set up initially as an independent research body targeting the area of bullying, a course it continues to follow. The Resource side of the work, including the counselling and "victim support" aspects, evolved as a result of the research.
As researchers began to contact the centre about the work, a resource library was set up to aid them in their work. Word of the Centre spread, and the support line evolved, due to the demand of schools, organisations and individuals searching for information and options in regard to bullying.
These organisations and individuals contacted the centre because they had a problem and, quite simply, had nowhere else to go.