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What is bullying? According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, workplace Bullying is the repeated, health-harming mistreatment of a target by a perpetrator(s). It’s not one bad day or one lost temper. It is the persistent misuse of power, to intentionally humiliate, intimidate or manipulate a target. It can be overt or covert, and be perpetrated by anyone in any position in an organisation..

How does bullying harm workers neurologically and physically? Bullying can sabotage the growth of neurones, reduce connectivity in the brain (closely resembling the neurological changes by those who have been physically and sexually abused) and cause a wide range of debilitating mental, emotional and physical stress. One five year study by Nielsen et al (2015) published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed that people who had been bullied were twice as likely to consider suicide.2) In Sweden it is claimed that 10-15% of all suicides are due to bullying.3) 2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4605166/ 3) TUC Hazards Fact Sheet number 70.

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Bullying  

If you are struggling with bullying, harassment, cyberbullying or anti-social behaviour issues, we hope this edition will enable you to iden...

Bullying  

If you are struggling with bullying, harassment, cyberbullying or anti-social behaviour issues, we hope this edition will enable you to iden...