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The Andrea Adams Trust is
the UK national charity devoted to raising awareness of and tackling bullying.
The Andrea Adams Trust, Hova House, 1 Hove Place, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3DH,
UK, Tel 01273 704900, fax 01273 704901, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a list of Andrea Adams Trust publications (including Bullying at work: how to confront and overcome it by Andrea Adams and Neil Crawford) and ordering details, click here.
Campaign Against Bullying At Work (CABAW): write to Campaign Against Bullying At Work, Working Environment Unit, Amicus, 40 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD, Email email@example.com
UK Work-Stress Network: Brian Robinson, Convenor, 9 George Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6ED, Tel/fax 01603 868249. Publishes UK National Work-stress Network News (available electronically on UPFRONT@geo2.poptel.org), editor Ian Draper, NASUWT, 9 Bell Lane, Syresham, Brackley, Northamptonshire NN13 5HP, UK, Tel 01280 850388, Fax 01280 850056, email LA-N66@nasuwt.org.uk
COSST, Concerned Spouses of Suffering/Stressed Teachers: Peter Lewis, 22 Marlborough Rise, Aston, Sheffield S26 2ET, Tel 0114 287 3087. A self-help and mutual support organisation for partners of stressed teachers. Please enclose stamped addressed envelope when enquiring.
CAFAS, the Council for Academic Freedom and Academic Standards, defends individuals against victimisation in the further and higher education sector.
Bullying Helplines in the UK
The Andrea Adams Trust: Telephone 01273 704900 - the office is normally staffed between 10am and 4pm Monday-Thursday. For a list of Andrea Adams Trust publications (including Bullying at work: how to confront and overcome it by Andrea Adams and Neil Crawford) and ordering details, click here.
Sandra Brown's Scottish Workplace Bullying Information Line. Telephone 0131 339 9232 Tuesday evening 7-9pm and Saturday morning 10am-midday.
Huf Puf Bullying Helpline for those experiencing bullying at work and in education. Tel 020 8785 6299, fax 020 8788 6661, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers Against Bullying is a helpline based in Grimsby on the east coast. Tel 01472/588685 or email email@example.com
Fay Fielding provides a sympathetic ear to people experiencing bullying at work, especially in the north of England. As a former teacher (bullied out after 27 years experience) she is especially happy to talk to fellow teachers. Her service is informal and she is normally available weekday evenings between 6pm-8pm and mornings at the weekend. Tel 01422 882258.
The Yorkshire-based Campaign Against Bullies At Work Helpline, Telephone 01226 285103 between 7pm-9pm Monday-Friday.
Tim Field's UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line is now closed and all support is provided by Bully OnLine at Bully Online. For further information on bullying and related issues, fill in this information request form.
Bullying web sites
Bullies Down Under
Tony Martin's workplace bullying web site (with lots of links)
Bully at work is a support group in northeast England whose aim is to help, support and offer advice to targets of workplace bullying
mygrievance.co.uk is a community web site with info about grievances about bullying
jfo is a worldwide community project dedicated to helping and promoting targets of workplace bullying
Have a look at http://members.tripod.com/~bullybasher/index.html
Bullying and the elderly
Elder Abuse Response Line Tel 0181 679 7074 (2-4.30 pm Mon-Fri and until 7.30 pm two
evenings a week). Guidance and information about bullying of the elderly. Anyone can call:
the abused older person, the abuser, relatives, friends, neighbours, professional staff,
visitors, residents of homes and sheltered housing.
Contact address: Action on Elder Abuse, Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER
Bullying and prisons
Delwyn Tattum, Countering Bullying Unit, Faculty of Education and Sport, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Cyncoed Centre, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff CF2 6XD, UK, Telephone +44 (0)1222 506532, Fax +44 (0)1222 747665. Delwyn and his colleagues have lots of experience of bullying in schools and prisons. Call or write for a list of publications.
The UK Prison Health Promotion Development Project (PHPDP), Directorate of Healthcare, HM Prison Service, Room 832, Cleland House, Page Street, London SW1P 4LN, Tel 020 7217 6084, fax 020 7217 6412, email PaulH@hipp-europe.org
NACRO is the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, a national charity providing a range of services for ex-offenders, those at risk of offending and those who have experienced the effects of crime. NACRO, Mantel Health Unit, 169 Clapham Road, London SW9 0PU, Tel 020 7582 6500, email NACROmentalhealth@compuserve.com
Organisations and individuals - UK
Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), Brandon House, 180 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LW. ACAS has produced two leaflets on bullying called Bullying and harassment at work, one entitled Guidance for employees, the other A guide for managers and employers. ACAS can be contacted through theirPublic Enquiry Points:
Birmingham 0121 456 5856
Bristol 0117 946 9500
Cardiff 029 2076 1126
Fleet (Hampshire) 01252 811868
Glasgow 0141 204 2677
Leeds 0113 243 1371
Liverpool 0151 427 8881
London 020 7396 5100
Manchester 0161 228 3222
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 0191 261 2191
Nottingham 0115 969 3355
Citizens Advice Bureau: see local phone directory or find your nearest bureau on the CAB web site
Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Elliott House, 10-12 Allington Street, London SW1E 5EH, Tel 0171 828 7022
Equal Opportunities Commission, Overseas House, Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HN, Tel 0161 833 9244, Fax 0161 835 1657, Disability Discrimination Act helpline 0345 622 633
Disability Rights Commission
Central Office of the Industrial Tribunals, 100 Southgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2AQ, Telephone 01284 762300
Health and Safety Executive public enquiry point: HSE Information Centre, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, Telephone 0114 289 2345, Fax 0114 289 2333
International Harassment Network: working with employers to tackle bullying and
harassment. Contact: Vicki Merchant, International Harassment Network, 19 The Bull Ring,
Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AA, Tel 01584 877700, Fax 01584 874400, web site http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/merchant.v/
To obtain the 1998 and 1999 International Harassment Network Annual Conference proceedings click here.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, PO Box 17818, London SW14 8WW. The national charity for personal safety. Information on personal safety, violence, school bullying, stalking, etc. Publications available. Telephone 020 8876 0305, fax 020 8876 0891.
CIPD The professional body for personnel officers and human resource management. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD House, Camp Road, London SW19 4UX, Tel 0208 971 9000, Fax 0208 263 3244.
Our Healthier Nation is a UK Department of Health initiative to improve health and tackle health inequalities. Has links to sites on health and safety, discrimination, etc.
The British Safety Council's mission is to promote health, safety and environmental best practice for the increase of productivity and the benefit of society.
If you're a stressed-out teacher (eg dealing with bullying at school) you can call Teacher Support Line on 08000 562 561 or can e-mail from the web site www.teachersupport.info. Teacher Support Line is a 24-hour counselling helpline set up in October 1999 for stressed teachers in England and Wales and is run by the charity Teacher Support Network.
Counselling and therapy
Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) is the largest charitable provider of general counselling services in the United Kingdom. You can find a WPF Affiliated Centre near you.
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) can provide you with a list of counsellors and therapists in your area: BACP, 1 Regent Place, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PJ, Telephone 01788 578328, fax 01788 562189, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your local branch of MIND - some run or are willing to run employment support groups for people thinking of returning to work/voluntary work/college etc.
Counselling with onlinecounselling.co.uk, one of the oldest UK-based online counselling services.
Online and face to face therapy at http://www.onlinecounsellor.co.uk
The Sidran Foundation web site contains an article How to choose a therapist - click on resources, then survivor
Organisations and individuals - international (in alphabetical order of country)
Bullying resources in
Australia | Canada | Finland | France | Germany | Ireland | Sweden | USA
Belgium: SASAM is the Belgian movement against bullying. The organization is focused on 4 points : battling bullying, prevention, sensibilizing the media and the public, political lobbying regarding laws to be improved.
Holland: Stop Mobbing stil verdriet op de werkvloer
New! Psychische terreur op het werk: a Dutch web site on workplace bullying
Italy: PRIMA Associazione contro Mobbing e Stress
Psico-sociale, founded in 1996, is the first Italian Association against Mobbing and
Psychosocial Stress: PRIMA Associazione contro Mobbing e Stress Psico-sociale, via Tolmino
14, 40134 Bologna, Italy, Tel +39-051-6148919, fax +39-051-941926, e-mail email@example.com, web site http://aziende.iol.it/prima. Dr Harald Ege, the
Director, has written the following books (in Italian):
Harald Ege, "Mobbing", Pitagora, Bologna, 1996
Harald Ege, "Mobbing in Italia", Pitagora, Bologna, 1997
Harald Ege and Maurizio Lancioni, "Stress e Mobbing", Pitagora, Bologna,1998
Harald Ege, "I numeri del Mobbing", Pitagora, Bologna, 1998
Italy: "Stop mobbing. Resistere alla violenza psicologica sul
posto di lavoro" (Stop mobbing. Resisting psychological violence at work),
Antonio A. Casilli, Rome, DeriveApprodi, 2000. Foreword by Paul McCarthy from the
Australian Beyond Bullying Association.
Antonio A. Casilli, MAP book series Editor, DeriveApprodi Srl, via Visso 12-14, 00157 - Rome, Italy. To order copy of the book: tel +39 06 4121 9614, fax +39 06 4124 9505, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://www.ecn.org/deriveapprodi
Italy: Legittima difesa per violenza sociopolitica e sconvolgimento del dolore e della malattia, http://www.mobbing-sisu.it/
Japan: Workplace Bullying in Universities in Japan is the web site of K Ogoshi (who won her case in court) and N Wakayama.
Japan: Bullying at Work in Japan (in Japanese), Yujiro Tokunaga, Neil Crawford, Rika Sato, NHK Publications, Tokyo, 1997, ISBN 4-14-080349-5
Norway: AFAM provides assistance to victims and their parents related to bullying and violence at school.
Portugal: Proposed legislation seeks to tackle workplace bullying in Portugal
South Africa: Susan Marais' Foundation for the Study of Work Trauma is at http://www.worktrauma.org
Spain: El s�ndrome del acoso institucional
Spain: Norma sobre Acoso
Spain: Mitigaci�n del Acoso Institucional, estrategias para prevenci�n
Spain: Maria J. Martinez-Pascua has translated some pages from Bully OnLine at http://www.terra.es/personal4/mmpascua/ and http://pascua.xoasis.com/ under the Ethics heading.
Spain: El Acoso Moral en el Trabajo desde la �ptica Social
Spain: forum on bullying
Spain: MOBBING.NU at www.mobbing.nu
Spain: El maltrata psicologico (book)
Spain: Maltractament entre alumnes (bullying)
Switzerland: Mobbing-Zentrale Schweiz
More international contacts below under Web sites of interest
The National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence
Carrie Lybecker runs the Nurse Advocate: Nurses & Workplace Violence web site and discussion forum; see http://www.nurseadvocate.org
Protect yourself with the resources at http://www.self-protection.info
The Violence Network home page has lots of links and recommended reading on violence in the workplace: http://www.space.net.au/~talktome/
The Workplace Violence Research Institute is at http://www.workviolence.com
The National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence is at www.SullivanInternational.com
Larry J. Chavez is a police hostage negotiator and instructor on workplace violence and prevention. His web site is at http://www.workplace-violence.com
Workplace violence in healthcare ... see http://members.aol.com/PearceMEP/Violence.html
The US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) page on workplace violence: http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/workplaceviolence/index.html
Law Centres in the UK - access to free legal advice
Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland
Legal aid sites around the world
The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides online information on tribunal and court cases.
Information on various ways of getting help with the funding of legal cases.
The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers is a non-profit organisation which provides practical support for lawyers and other professionals working for adults & children who have been abused.
The provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act in relation to bullying and harassment at work are described on the web site http://www.harassment-law.co.uk
Thompsons are at www.thompsons.law.co.uk
Brethertons solicitors offer an email newsletter of updates to UK employment law and various employment regulations. To subscribe, select "Personnel File" under "Free Newsletter" at the bottom right of this page: http://www.brethertons.co.uk/index.htm
Free legal information at legal solutions online.
Free legal information for England & Wales at CompactLaw (formerly LawRights).
Croner's employment law is at http://www.croner.co.uk/ and has free registration for access to their search engine.
Watch for a new legal site in the New Year at http://www.desktoplawyer.net
Employment Law on a Disc main index, including bullying and harassment.
Roderick Ramage is a solicitor specialising in conflicts of interest. He has a comprehensive article on mobbing including case law at http://www.law-office.demon.co.uk/mobbing1.htm
Gillian Kelly's web site at http://www.telecoms.net/law/index.html looks at the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and legal recognition thereof.
More on laws related to bullying and case law and settlements.
New! Employment Law and Human Resources: http://www.workplace-bullying.net/thelaw.htm
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Employment Relations section page of links to useful sites.
TIGER is the UK DTI's web site for Tailored Interactive Guidance on Employment Rights.
Houses of Parliament Home Page. From here you can monitor the progress of Bills, see current Government business, search archives, read Hansard, and more.
House of Lords Home Page
The Labour government's view of bullying: minister Ian McCartney pledges to wipe out discrimination (30 November 1999)
Dignity at Work Bill [H.L.] (First reading) [19 Nov 1996]
Dignity at Work Bill [H.L.] (Second reading) [4 Dec 1996]
Dignity at Work Bill [H.L.] (Committee Stage) [20 Jan 1997]
Dignity at Work Bill [H.L.] (Report Stage) [3 Feb 1997]
Dignity at Work Bill [H.L.] (Third reading) [10 Feb 1997]
Text of the Dignity at Work Bill
Text of the Swedish law on Victimization at Work
Information on the New Deal can be found at http://www.newdeal.gov.uk
Fairness at Work White Paper
Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998
Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Human Rights Act 1998
More legal information is available on my legal and case law pages
Health and safety matters
Tolley's Health and Safety at Work, A practical business newsletter for safety professionals, Tolley Publishing Co Ltd, Tolley House, 2 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5AF, UK, Telephone 0181 686 9141, Fax 0181 686 3155, email email@example.com, site http://www.tolley.co.uk/.
UK Health and Safety Executive
www.hsedirect.com is the most authoritative source of health and safety legislation and guidance.
New! Worksafe is a registered charity providing FREE Occupational Health and Safety advice information and training to individuals, voluntary sector groups and small businesses
http://www.arbo.nl/sitemap/englishmap.stm contains extensive Dutch and European information on occupational safety, health, and working conditions.
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions is an EU autonomous body situated in Dublin, Ireland, whose aim is to generate improvement in the areas of living and working conditions through European research and information dissemination activities.
www.ukselfhelp.info provides easy access to the experience and information of all of the UK Self Help Groups and Support Organisations.
Karoshi is the Japanese word for "death from overwork", and work-related suicide. See http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/i/karoshi
Suicide & Parasuicide is a comprehensive site looking at all aspects of suicide.
Befrienders International works to prevent suicide worldwide with 31,000 volunteers in over 40 countries.
PTSD and trauma sites
Web sites about PTSD and trauma are listed at the bottom of the PTSD page.
Out of this world aims to bring educational advancement to children who have been touched deeply by trauma including bullying, divorce, sickness, family breakdown and bereavement.
If your health has suffered but those around you cannot or will not see your hurt, see the Invisible Disabilities Advocate web site Why Seeing Is Not Believing When Dealing With A Chronic Illness
tAPir is The Anxiety Panic Internet Resource at http://www.algy.com/anxiety/index.html with links and information on anxiety disorders and PTSD
Mental health web sites
The At Health web site is at http://www.athealth.com
Mental health, support and psychology is covered in depth at http://www.mhnet.org/
Mental health on the Internet: improving and understanding diagnosis and treatment is covered at http://www.mentalhealth.com/
The Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) at http://www.mentalhealth.org is a US government service of the Center for Mental Health Service (CMHS), a component of SAMHSA, which is the federal government's lead agency for improving quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services in the United States. There are many FREE US government publications on-line, and available to order, on mental health issues.
Health questions and health answers: health information on the Internet is at http://housecall.orbisnews.com/
Dr John Grohol's mental health page has extensive links to mental health, psychology and support service web sites at http://grohol.com/web.htm
The Mental Health Sanctuary is at http://www.mhsanctuary.com/
Behavioural health resources: information resources for health care professionals in mental health, addiction, children's services and long term care are at http://www.manisses.com , http://www.bhrpress.com and http://www.bhtomorrow.com
General health web sites
Hand picked health resources, everything from Medicine to New Age: alternative, holistic & general health links
Directory of self-help groups.
Abuse survivor web sites
Sites are listed here for their extensive content and/or links to other sites.
Abuse Recovery UK (ARUK) provides interactive support to survivors of sexual abuse either as a child or adult, with related subjects such as date rape, male rape, panic attack, eating disorders, self harm, also partners and parents sections. Includes forums, chat rooms and 250 pages of information.
Discord's Abuse Survivors' Resources are at http://www.tezcat.com/~tina/psych.shtml
The Survivors Forum is a place of companionship, friendship, and support along the healing path of childhood sexual abuse; see http://www.eyecatchers.com/survivors/
#Survivors on the Net is at http://www.survivors.org.uk/
The Suite101 Emotional
and Verbal Abuse Web site: discussions, journal entries and links regarding
emotional, verbal, and
Abuse and Domestic Violence on Suite101: discussions, journal entries and
links regarding spouse abuse and domestic
What is Abuse (series of articles)
Abuse in the Family
Canada's Anonymous Sexual Abuse Recovery site is at http://www.worldchat.com/public/asarc/asarlinx.htm
Healing Together is an international self-help/mutual-help/peer-help healing and recovering site for anyone that has experienced the impact of abuse. This includes recovering offenders, survivors, as well as their respective supporters. As a group we offer support, encouragement, information and a voice to all. Healing Together has several forums and chat areas for participation: http://188.8.131.52:5080/healingtogether.html
The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers is a non-profit organisation which provides practical support for lawyers and other professionals working for adults & children who have been abused.
The Broken Spirits Network is an online community and support group that focuses on aiding both current and past victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Broken Spirits provides a comprehensive list of shelters, hotlines and organizations that can provide help for potential victims.
A personal site with information and support for survivors of abuse and bullying.
Verbal abuse web sites
Dr Irene's comprehensive web site on verbal abuse, codependency and love addiction is at http://www.drirene.com/
Patricia Evans' books are at www.verbalabuse.com
Stalking web sites
The Stalking Victim's Sanctuary provides insight and information on stalking as well as support and guidance.
The Antistalking Web Site is for anyone interested in stalking, from victims to mental health professionals, from law enforcement to security personnel.
ISE stalking information service provide online information on stalking and threat assessment.
See my page on stalking.
For self-defense information, see Self-Defense Now
Blackburn and Darwen Victim Support
Stress web sites
Stress and its effects on the brain and body are explained (in simple English) at www.teachhealth.com
New! UK National Work Stress Network (part of the Hazards Campaign) aims to raise the profile of work-related stress, its causes and how we can move towards eliminating it.
Channel 4's Stop, Go Home offers a confidential one-to-one stress counselling service, a magazine section full of news and features, stress-busting tips, an abc of stress, and a comprehensive directory of where you can get help in dealing with work-related stress. The site even has in-built background music to help you chill while you check out how to reduce your stress levels.
The Stress Monitor provides free contact information to charity, voluntary and support groups in the UK.
Mobile complementary therapists
Low pay and employment issues web sites
Information and further links covering basic employment rights, how to get advice about pay rates and homeworking are covered on the Pay & Employment Rights Service (Yorkshire) web site at http://www.pers.org.uk
Web sites of interest
Labour Union Digest - Labour, Union, Political, News, Features and Opinion.
Bad Bossology - how to deal with bad bosses.
Bossholes - spotting bad bosses.
Education Heretics questions the dogmas of schooling in particular, and education in general.
The American Society for Ethics in Education exposes unethical and corrupt behaviour in the US education system.
Freedom, Democracy, Peace; Power, Democide, and War: R J Rummel explores democide, the misuse of power.
Fifty signs of an unhealthy organisation by Andrew Gibbons.
Healthy Workplace discusses how organisations can influence our health for good or ill, and provides a toolbox of ideas for how to survive and thrive in your organisation.
New! Creating Livable Alternatives to Wage Slavery (CLAWS) takes an active role in promoting sane alternatives to the work ethic whilst yearning for a more meaningful way of life than "nine to five until you're sixty-five".
Breaking ranks offers a general theory of
abuse of power that sets it in the context of the civil rights and women's
CyberAngels has lots of information
on Internet safety, Internet stalking, etc.
www.kickbully.com is a practical guide to fighting back against workplace bullying developed it in response to the epidemic of bullying observed in 20 years as a management consultant.
Ruth Hadikin writes about coaching and the setting of boundaries in "How coaching works for victims of bullying".
Find some web healing at http://www.webhealing.com
If you're being bullied because of facial disfigurement see Changing Faces.
Had enough? See I-Resign.
Got a toxic boss? See www.toxicboss.com
employeesurveys.com specializes in employee surveys of all types, with an emphasis on employee satisfaction. In addition to online surveys and traditional research surveys, the site contains survey tips, boss stories, opinions on HR policies, and the results of HR-related online polls.
The Business Research Lab, one of the
first and most comprehensive market research sites on the Internet, provides a variety of
HR-related information in their HR pages. They have different employee survey options
available to meet
the needs of most organizations, including online surveys and do-it-yourself surveys.
Patricia Evans is author of The verbally abusive relationship: how to recognize it and how to respond (Adams, ISBN 1-55850-582-2) and her web site is at http://www.patriciaevans.com/
Simpler Living, the site for women who want to improve their lives from the inside out
Equal opportunities and fairness at work in the fire service (UK): covers bullying and harassment; follow the links to the Telephone (helplines) and Books (recommended reading) pages. There's a new page on bullying.
The Campaign for Health Service Democracyis a network of people and groups all over the UK sharing the aim of making health service professionals accountable to local bodies whose members are democratically elected through direct elections.
Virtual Social Work provides an information gateway for social workers in the UK and has extensive resources.
Patrick MacCartney has put together a long list of links to sites covering psychology, work-based psychology, personality, and social psychology at http://www.angelfire.com/ma/Socialworld/Psychology.html
Wrightslaw contains a wealth of information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities.
The Antidote Project aims to create an emotionally literate culture, where the facility to handle the complexities of emotional life is as widespread as the capacity to read, write and do arithmetic.
Atlow Mill in Derbyshire, England, is committed to enabling all human beings to achieve their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential. Current programmes include work on domestic violence and school exclusion.
Resources for managing workplace conflict at http://www.mediationworks.com/mti
Jacqui Beart writes about her own case at http://website.lineone.net/~jaq1/
The Atrium Center provides information about the Education for Peace and Martial Arts for Peace bookstore and educational services which help children and adults to recognize the roots of conflict, prejudice, nationalism, racism, and other forms of conditioned thinking.
Peer Support Networker is a forum for the exchange of ideas on peer support, on interventions to address the problem of bullying whether in schools or at work, to link up with other people with a shared interest in this area, to hear about training opportunities and the latest research updates in the field. Visit our linked homepage on the EU training and Mobility of Researchers project which over four years is investigating bullying and social exclusion in schools and the workplace.
The ecumenical South London Industrial Mission has been helping the people of south London 'get faith to work' since the 1940s. Web stats reveal that "workplace bullying" constitutes four out of the first five search phrases and this paper is by far the most popular of the SLIM papers: http://www.industrialmission.org/pages/papers4.html
Expolink supplies an external communications mechanism to enable employees within an organisation to report issues of concern to them without putting themselves at risk from either the company or their co-workers. Issues could be fraud, theft, bullying, victimisation, harassment etc. See www.expolink.co.uk or contact David Crook on Tel 01249 784100.
Terror tales from the territory of temping are covered http://www.temp24-7.com
The Giraffe Project recognises people who stick their necks out for the common good.
Richard Ames Hart is a former systems programmer who uses his own taxicab in San
Francisco to undertake intensive
research on specific verbal tools for nipping bullying in the bud. The fruits of his labor are beginning to appear at www.taxi1010.com
Pages of humour on this site...
Bad boss jokes ... Lawyer jokes ... More humour ... Girl jokes ... Bloke jokes ... Engineer jokes
Links to other web sites with managerial humour...
Jokes on a bullying theme at Bullies Down Under
Message Mates delightful animations are at http://stuart.messagemates.com/index.html - the Magic Water Cooler is recommended (so are all the others).
Crazy Quotes and Anecdotes of Corporate Chaos and Calamity are at http://www.myboss.com
Maybe your job's tolerable, but your boss sucks.
Been taking too much crap at work lately? Had enough? If so, it's time to tell your boss to shove that job.
More Workplace Humor
Survival guide to living with an idoit boss.
If you're working for a serial bully, or a hierarchy of bullies, you may wish to give them some credit at http://www.mybosssucks.com/
Fed up with constant corporate crap? See http://www.virtual-manager.com/index.html for the latest management fad-speak.
Add insight to injury at Working Wounded.
For an alternative look at bullying, harassment, discrimination, and human rights issues with a computing or Internet flavour see the Geek Rights site at http://www.geekrights.org
MSF were one of the first unions to tackle bullying, having undertaken some pioneering work with Andrea Adams in the early 1990s.
The NASUWT teachers union web page is at http://www.teachersunion.org.uk
Usdaw News from Usdaw
GPMU - Graphical, Paper and Media Union - Bullying
Unison STRESS at work can cause serious health problems and ruin your life. The Walker Case
Unison legal brief: How the law can be used to help stop bullying at work
TUC Report Stressed to Breaking Point 1996 Survey of Safety Reps
TUC Bad Bosses campaign 1-5 December 1997 and Conference No excuse: beat bullying at work 5 October 1998
The UK Ambulance Service Union
The Work Foundation (formerly The Industrial Society)
STE All stressed up? The STE's campaign to fight work-related stress continues
ATL have a stress line for teachers and an online document Bullying at work: a guide for teachers
GMB health and safety pages
See Workers Rights for links to union web sites.
Tim Field shares his unique insight with talks, in-house training and public seminars open to all. Find out how to identify, unmask and deal with the serial bully. Tim Field, Success Unlimited, PO Box 67, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9YS, UK
For training videos on bullying click here.
Confidential counselling and welfare service for employees and individuals, especially stress and bullying counselling, and assertiveness to combat aggression. Contact Chilton Counselling Ltd, Building 455, Curie Avenue, Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RA, Tel 01235 433061, fax 01235 432816
The Diversity Directory lists over 100 expert professional Equal Opportunity advisers and trainers. For details contact Diversity UK, 3 Abbey Square, Turvey, Bedford MK43 8DJ, Tel/fax 01234 881380
The Centre for Personal and Professional Development provides counselling, consultancy and training services for individuals and organisations, specialising in workplace issues. Contact Ann Williams, Centre for Personal and Professional Development, The Mill, Shawford, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2BP, UK, Telephone 01962 715838, fax 01962 715160
WWW.BEWRITE.NET - Many who have suffered bullying and PTSD want to write about their experiences but might find it tough going. Our colleagues at BeWrite.Net are there to help … absolutely free of charge! They offer encouragement, advice, a professional editing and proof reading service … they'll even post your work on sites around the world in the hope of attracting publishers. The BeWrite service is free, friendly and one-on-one. No catches, no hidden costs, no strings attached. Your copyright is legally protected. Tim Field and BeWrite.Net editor Neil Marr have their first co-authored book coming out soon.
|Dignity at Work Bill||Now online|
|Relevant areas of law for taking legal action||Now online|
|Dr John O'Brien's paper Stress linked to brain damage||yes (2)|
|Sunday Telegraph article Go-getting managers revealed as psychopaths||yes (1)|
|Sunday Telegraph article Are you married to a psychopath?||Now online|
|Sunday Telegraph article How to spot the socialised psychopath||Now online|
|Sunday Telegraph article Yes, I live with a psychopath||Now online|
|Hilary Freeman's Guardian article Psycho bosses on the loose: are you in their line of fire?||Now online|
|Swedish law Victimization at work||Now online|
Paper: for a printed copy, send an A4 or A5 stamped addressed envelope telling me which documents you require with the stated number (in brackets in the column headed Availability) of loose second class stamps to: Workplace Bullying, Dept WWW, PO Box 67, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9YS. For overseas enquiries please send your name and address and half the stated number of international reply coupons.
Resources available elsewhere
The UK's ACAS (Arbitration, Conciliation and Advisory Service) has published two advisory leaflets on bullying entitled Bullying and harassment at work. One is for employees and the other for managers and employers. See ACAS public enquiry points above or the ACAS press release.
For World Mental Health Day, 10 October 1999, the UK Health Education Authority (HEA) has produced a series of factsheets including Mental health promotion and people at work, ISBN 0-7521-1698-3, available free from HEA Customer Services, PO Box 269, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4YN, Tel 01235 465565, Fax 01235 465556. The factsheet covers bullying, harassment, stress, depression, and further information and sources of support.
In August 1997 BBC Education produced a booklet to accompany their television series on bullying. To obtain a copy, send a cheque or postal order for �2.50 payable to BBC Education to: Bullying: a Survival Guide, PO Box 7, London W12 8UD. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/education
MSF (Manufacturing, Science and Finance union) booklet, Bullying
at Work: a guide for representatives and members, free to MSF members, �10
to non-members: for a copy send a cheque or postal order for �10 to: MSF Health &
Safety Office, Whitehall College, Dane O'Coys Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts CM23 2JN, or
contact MSF Central Office, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB, Tel 0171 505 3000
In 1996 the teacher's union NASUWT produced an excellent guide No Place To Hide: Confronting Workplace Bullies. Free to members, available for a nominal postage and packing charge to non-members; send a cheque or postal order for (say) �2 to: NASUWT, Hillscourt Education Centre, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8RS, UK, Tel 0121 453 6150, Fax 0121 457
If you're going or thinking of going to Industrial Tribunal in the UK, the Industrial Tribunals Procedures booklet is essential reading. For a free copy call the Industrial Tribunals Helpline on Tel 0345 959775. Tim's information on relevant areas of law (now on this web site) will also help clarify both your thoughts and those of your legal team.
The latest research on workplace bullying from the Staffordshire University Conference 1998 is available through the Andrea Adams Consultancy. The publication includes findings on bullying in Japan, Norway, Australia, Ireland and Wales and a specialist look at bullying in higher and further education, organisations and suppliers. Click here for ordering details.
Proceedings of the 1998 and 1999 International Harassment Network Annual Conferences are available; for ordering details, email Vicki Merchant at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
Deborah Lee's paper The Salience of Organisational Position to Workplace Bullying.
Articles in professional and academic journals
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (EJWOP), 1996, 5(2), whole issue devoted to bullying and its effects, including PTSD. Published by Psychology Press, 27 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2FA, UK.
British Journal of Psychiatry, (1997), 170, 199-201, The 'glucocorticoid cascade' hypothesis in man: prolonged stress may cause permanent brain damage, Dr John T O'Brien MRCPsych, Department of Psychiatry and Institute for the Health of the Elderly, University of Newcastle. Correspondence: Dr John T O'Brien, Castleside Unit, Institute for the Health of the Elderly, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE4 6BE, UK, Fax 0191 219 5040.
T cells divide and rule in Gulf War syndrome (and asthma, TB, cancer, ME), Jenny Bryan, Immunology section in The Biologist, (1997) 44 (5)
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Despairing or suicidal? Contact The Samaritans, PO Box 9090, Slough SL1 1UU, Tel 0345 909090
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