Mental health risk from workplace bullying

Friday 16th July, 2010

Mental health charity ‘Mind’ has warned that people who are bullied at work are putting their mental health at risk if they continue to ‘suffer in silence’.

Victims of workplace bullying should discuss the problem with a senior member of management, said Mind policy and campaign manager Emma Mamo.

How a person feels at work can have a big impact on their personal life and bullying not only undermines performance but also damages self-esteem and physical and emotional wellbeing.

Many people experience stress and depression as a result of bullying leading to millions of hours of lost working days in the UK.

A recent poll by recruitment consultancy ‘Reabur’ found that one-fifth of employees had experienced bullying by their boss but only eight per cent ever reported the incident.



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