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.
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.