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April 2003

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WORKPLACE BULLYING

Tim Field announces public seminars
I've put together two public seminars where I share my insight with you. One is on Understanding and Tackling Bullying at Work, the other is on Recovery and Re-empowerment after Bullying and Abusive Life Events (eg harassment, discrimination, stalking, domestic violence, abuse, redundancy, trauma etc). The first pair of seminars will be in Oxford, and the second pair will be in London, both in June. I plan to host these seminars around the UK (and later outside the UK) so if you can recommend a venue (eg a well-placed hotel) let me know. More at successunlimited/seminars/index.htm and you can book online.

50% of teachers bullied at school
An Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) survey confirms UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line and Bully OnLine experience to reveal head teachers as main culprits: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2940685.stm

Teachers discuss bullying of teachers
Join the discussion on the TES forum Bullying of staff: http://www.tes.co.uk/staffroom/thread.asp?staffroomSearchStr=&id=18086&threadPage=1&threadID=688264&messagePage=1

UK Parliament debates bullying at work
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmhansrd/cm030325/hallindx/30325-x.htm and http://www.msf.org.uk/cgi-bin/news/db.cgi?db=default&uid=default&ID=369&view_records=1&ww=1

Dons at risk of violence
University lecturers are in danger of being attacked, intimidated or harassed by students: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2809285.stm

Academics demoralised
AUT survey shows high levels of dissatisfaction in further and higher education: http://www.aut.org.uk/news/178.html

£400,000 bill for GMB members
The behaviour of Robert Parker, nicknamed Mr Bolly (is this a spelling mistake?) because of his love of champagne, is likely to cost GMB members £400,000. Mary Senior, who accused Parker of bullying, harassment and victimisation, said: "It saddens me that members' money has been spent on defending the indefensible": http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=12708973&method=full&siteid=89488 and http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=12713968&method=full&siteid=89488
The GMB is refusing to expel Mr Parker: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=12799050&method=full&siteid=89488

Kingston-upon-Hull Council contest award for bullying
Environmental Health Officer Chris Dunnachie is to become a test case to establish whether damages can be awarded for the stress and humiliation caused by a dismissal process: http://www.ehn-online.com/cgi-bin/news/news1/EpuZVZFAluFAMsyfoQ.html

CIPD findings mirror pattern of calls to UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line
Teachers, doctors and nurses are most stressed out workers: http://www.cipd.co.uk/press/PressRelease/NHS+and+local+government+employees+are+most+stressed+out+workers.htm

More people opting out of rat race to escape stress
A Datamonitor survey reveals over two million qualified experienced people have shunned the workplace for a quieter, less stressful and more stable life whilst many are "kept on the career ladder by fear": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2951625.stm and http://www.unison.org.uk/safety/news_view.asp?did=750

Employment Act 2002 not likely to address bullying
The UK Government states the creation of a "highly productive, modern and successful workplace through fairness and partnership" as the aim of the Employment Act 2002, however, the insistence on grievance procedures - which are wholly unsuited to dealing with bullying - means that it's unlikely to be of much use if you're in a bullying situation: action/legal.htm#EA2002 (summary) and http://www.hrmgt.co.uk/law.htm (full details).

European Union issues consultation document on stress and its effect on health
http://www.agency.osha.eu.int/misc/news030113.pdf

Quebec moves to outlaw bullying and psychological harassment
Katherine Harding writes in The Globe and Mail: http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030319/CAQUEB//?query=harassment

Employers are not meeting the costs of workplace injuries and illness
Workplace injury and illness costs the UK economy £18 billion a year but the average British boss pays just £70 per employee in insurance to cover the annual cost of compensating staff hurt at work: http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-6417-f0.cfm

Bullying by email on the increase
One in six workers in the UK has been bullied via email according to a study by Internet job recruiter reed.co.uk: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2902777.stm

Risk factors for unemployment identified
The Government likes to infer that the unemployed are all potential skivers, malingerers and benefit cheats but research shows otherwise: http://www.jrf.org.uk/pressroom/releases/050303.asp

Boss walks free after being found guilty over teenager's death
Suspended sentence and fine not enough, say some, whilst unions say a law on corporate manslaughter is needed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2809395.stm

Early Day Motion on Corporate Manslaughter
It's not just accidents that kill people, many workers end up committing suicide because of bullying at work. It's time to write to your MP to make bullying a crime: http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-6355-f0.cfm

Harvard Business School starts to take notice of toxic bosses
Left unchallenged, emotional pain can cripple an organization: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/pubitem.jhtml?id=3373&sid=3373&pid=3373&t=organizations

Australian Workers Union (AWU) calls for limits on psychometric testing
Psychometric testing should be replaced by testing for psychos: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/26/1046064103702.html

New Zealand whistleblowers get recognition
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3301569&thesection=news&thesubsection=general

10% of European workers now experience physical or psychological violence at work
...says a new study from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, the Dublin-based EU Agency: http://www.eurofound.ie/newsroom/archive_pressrelease/pressrel_030225.htm

HSE warns that violence at work must not be tolerated
But like domestic abuse, much in-house violence at the hands of bullies goes unrecognised and unpunished: http://www.hse.gov.uk/hthdir/noframes/violence.htm

One in five nurses in Alberta and British Columbia suffer workplace violence
But many don't report it: http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030312/CANURS/TPScience/

Ambulance Trust criticised for bullying
Essex Ambulance Service NHS Trust criticised in report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2859601.stm and http://www.healthypages.net/news.asp?newsid=2957

Ambulance Trust criticised for bullying
Wiltshire Ambulance NHS Trust criticised in Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2891503.stm

National Audit Office (NAO) report reveals increase in violence against UK health workers
In 2001/2 there were 95,501 reported incidents of violence or aggression against health workers - but no mention of psychological or emotional violence by managers against staff: http://www.nao.gov.uk/pn/02-03/0203527.htm

NHS woes continue
Operations cancelled at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff because staff find themselves barred from parking: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2814899.stm whilst doubts are cast over the cost of Private Finance Initiatives: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1991037.stm and government investment makes little difference: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2835217.stm

Girls mean business
Women bosses are twice as likely as men to bully staff, a survey claims: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=12742644&method=full&siteid=89488

Trade union trends
Focus on union legal services for injury victims: http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-6533-f0.cfm

CBI calls for new curbs on compensation culture to contain rise in insurance costs
No mention of identifying and dealing with the causes that give rise to insurance claims though: http://www.cbi.org.uk/ndbs/press.nsf/0363c1f07c6ca12a8025671c00381cc7/38eb97f5bf76444780256cdb003e403f?OpenDocument

Insurers must not invade people's privacy
Lord Woolf criticises insurance companies who use private investigators to help them evade liability: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,911756,00.html

Workplace counselling works
A press release from the BACP: http://www.bacp.co.uk/members_visitors/media/current/public_press_release_workplace_update.htm

If it smells like hell, it’s probably Pictsweet
The Mayor of Salem speaks out about human rights on the home front: http://www.alternativesmagazine.com/19/swaim.html

Employers worried about war stress
Employers have recently called on the MoD to provide advice and guidance on reintegrating reservists back into the workplace after their tour of duty in Iraq, especially those who are at risk of developing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, the MoD has no advice to give - a policy which is unchanged for a century (see stress/ww1.htm). The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) reports that it expects levels of PTSD to be higher than in previous wars - perhaps because people feel more secure in admitting their symptoms. Untreated, PTSD can blight a person for life (with consequent lack of employment, use of NHS and benefits); however, with recognition and treatment, prospects for recovery are excellent. More on PTSD at stress/ptsd.htm

Support Your Employees - It's Good for the Heart
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030401/hl_nm/heart_workplace_dc

Cubiks stress survey How is stress impacting on the 21st century business environment? online
Survey conclusion: "It has been well established for some time that high employee stress levels can have a negative impact on both individual and organisational performance. Given that this is the case, it is surprising that so many employers seem to be taking such a cavalier attitude to the way stress is perceived and handled in their workplace." http://www.cubiks.com/PDFs/Hot_under_the_collar.pdf

Male teacher wins sex discrimination case
Bob English wins his trbunal claim against Whitford Primary School, near Holywell in north Wales: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2821497.stm

Being forced to wear a tie is discriminatory
The need to control what others wear often features in bullying cases: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2840013.stm

More on toilet breaks
Or lack thereof: http://www.hazards.org/toiletbreaks/

CIPD backs toilet training for employers
http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/officehours/story/0,9897,920384,00.html

Despite progress hidden racism still pervades Britain’s workplaces
http://www.tuc.org.uk/equality/tuc-6519-f0.cfm

Government initiatives to tackle racism
A report titled Ethnic Minorities and the labour market from the Prime Minister's strategy unit suggests giving employment tribunals the power to name and shame employers who are repeatedly named in tribunal actions. Meanwhile, ACAS's own Race Relations Advisory Service is to be doubled in size. See www.strategy.gov.uk/2003/ethnic/report.shtml - we just need to do the same for employers who are repeatedly guilty of bullying.

Women still face long hours at work without pay
Can you believe this? http://www.gmb.org.uk/press_office/display.asp?id=219

Census reveals impact of sex on life at work
Plus ça change: http://www.eoc.org.uk/cseng/news/13_feb_census.asp

Employers must do more for women working through the menopause
http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-6353-f0.cfm

Revised 'snoop' plans outlined
Fewer authorities will be able to monitor your phone calls, emails and web site visits: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/2838493.stm

Anti-depressants 'could impair driving ability
1m UK motorists could exhibit side-effects of anti-depressant drugs including aggression, dizziness and blurred vision, the RAC has warned: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2834029.stm

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) 'better than anti-depressants' claim researchers
Oxford University researchers say there is strong evidence that the controversial treatment may be more effective than drugs: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2825527.stm

Department for Work and Pensions report examines employment retention after the onset of sickness and disability
The UK government has ordered an urgent review into why job centre workers and benefits staff take almost twice as many days off sick as other employees. The civil service union PCS says high rates of sickness absence are easily explained by low morale, chronic understaffing and high levels of stress (aka bullying): http://www.dwp.gov.uk/mediacentre/pressreleases/2003/feb/iad140203-erosd.htm

Bullying, sexual harassment and intimidation of women patients
An independent inquiry has found ample evidence of abuse at Broadmoor mental hospital in Berkshire: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2828125.stm whilst former Broadmoor manager Julia Wassell claims she was victimised when she drew attention to this, a charge the hospital denies: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2831367.stm

Female city analyst wins right to equal pay tribunal
http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/030403/4/dww7x.html

Magistrate's unduly lenient sentence increased
Mansfield magistrate Steven Walters had his 2 year jail sentence increased to 3.5 years by an Appeal Court. He was convicted of six counts of indecent assault and two of indecency with a child, and had previous convictions for dishonesty: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2844617.stm

Stalker pair make life hell
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=12760547&method=full&siteid=89488

Government take webmaster to court
The Prescription Pricing Authority is bringing a case against campaigner Tony Martin alleging he wrongly claimed for a prescription of anti depressants costing £6.10: http://www.workplacebullying.com/

'No third party' in deaths at Deepcut army barracks
Police say no evidence of third party involvement: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2831757.stm

 

SCHOOL BULLYING

Bullying becomes criminal offence in Edmonton, Canada
Edmonton passes what is thought to be world's first bylaw on bullying: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2003/03/11/41133-cp.html

Teachers' union NASUWT wins fight over disruptive pupils
http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=381813

NASUWT survey reveals nearly 1,000 cases of physical and verbal abuse of teachers
Many teachers said they were 'made to feel it was their fault': http://www.nasuwt.org.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=68965

Teachers in fear of the young bullies
http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/standard/article.html?in_article_id=173656&in_page_id=110

Dad kills innocent teen in bully incident
Father, upset over son being bullied, fatally shoots innocent teen: http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20030306_2322.html

Bullies on trial for killing mentally retarded man
Security video records brutal assault: http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-beating0407.artapr07,0,3902346.story?coll=hc-headlines-local and http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-attack0408.artapr08,0,454204.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

12-year-old Natalie Ruddick murdered by intruder after skipping school because of bullying
Natalie was a pupil at All Saints' College in Newcastle which recently made headlines for adopting a "zero tolerance" policy on bad behaviour (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2489929.stm), with 114 pupils suspended and four expelled. "Natalie was one of those kids who loved going to school," said family friend Dawn Pattison. "But she had been getting bullied recently": http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12709427&method=full&siteid=50143

10-year-old punched, kicked, beaten, assaulted, spat on, and humiliated
Dale Hunter is picked on because of port wine stain birthmark. The bullies get a short suspension and detention whilst Dale and his parents are offered "a meeting with the bullies and their parents": http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/news/page.cfm?objectid=12705364&method=full&siteid=89488
If this was an attack carries out by adults it would be a criminal offence of assault possibly resulting in a prison sentence - note the disparity between adults and children in how society rates the integrity of self. How would the headmistress Frances Kelly feel if she was attacked and brutally beaten on the way home from school and by way of resolution was offered a meeting with the attackers' mums and dads over a nice cup of tea?
Glasgow City Council provided the textbook response, insisting that "the 'serious' attack had been properly dealt with" and that "bullying will not be tolerated at any Glasgow school. Any perpetrators of such incidents can expect serious disciplinary action." Now where have we heard that before?

Intimidation and fear of violence driving pupils to join street gangs
Levels of "intimidation and fear" are rising for many schoolchildren says Lord Warner, chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales: http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=392422Violence begets violence
... according to researchers in Chicago: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0415Bullying-Violence-ON.html

Violent behavior is likely to be more prevalent among the bullies
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=2564389&src=eDialog/GetContent

Second schoolgirl found hanged
14-year-old Jade Hughes was found hanged on a Swansea footbridge over a railway line not far from where classmate at Pentrehafod Comprehensive School Kirsty Botto also took her life: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/2946977.stm and http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=104152&command=displayContent&sourceNode=102611&contentPK=5197208

Bullying leads to bullycide
15-year-old Sarah Harrison from Mapperley in Nottinghamshire, England, who had wanted to be a model, hanged herself at a Nottingham children's home after enduring months of bullying: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/2951315.stm

One third of kids bullied at school
But most are too frightened to take action: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12777040&method=full&siteid=50143

Bullying causes PTSD whilst verbal abuse and name calling is the worst kind of bullying
...reveals a report by Dr Stephen Joseph, a psychologist at Warwick University. Also revealed is the fact that one third of bullied children suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2952537.stm and http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/04/030417080610.htm and http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-04/uow-nrd041503.php and http://www.communicate.warwick.ac.uk/index.cfm?page=pressrelease&id=1005

Exam revision firm rapped over encouragement of bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2908969.stm

UK Government to invest in anti-bullying programmes
Education minister Ivan Lewis promises more funding for anti-bullying programmes and better communication between victims and teachers with a £470m Behaviour and Attendance Programme: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2882169.stm

Teenage self-harm widespread
More than 10% of adolescents has deliberately harmed themselves according to research by the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2884119.stm

Parents given advice on dealing with racist bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/2863387.stm

Conference hears about text message bullying
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2861445.stm

Web site devoted to cyberbullying
http://www.cyberbullying.ca/

I Power I
The first London-based Anti-Bullying Conference for young people, 10am-5pm, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, Highbury Corner, Islington N1. Monday 19th May 2003, 10am-5pm: http://www.bully.org/index1.html

Converting bullies with books
An article in the Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0409/p15s03-lifp.html

 

MEDIA AND RESEARCH REQUESTS

Snooping and surveillance
BBC Radio 4 are looking for somebody in the UK to talk about being on the wrong end of employee surveillance techniques. Have you found yourself under surveillance by a snooping boss or colleague in an effort to undermine or bully you at work? If so, and you'd like to talk about it for a programme to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in late May, then please email jonathan.fildes@bbc.co.uk
Complete anonymity can be provided. All emails will be treated in strictest confidence. Deadline: 18 May 2003.

More media requests at workbully/media.htm

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

DAWN - Dignity At Work Now is planning a seminar on Establishing Anti-Bullying in the Workplace Support Groups, to be held in Birmingham on Saturday, 18th October 2003. Venue, cost and programme still to be arranged. The event will be aimed at those (a) wishing to share their experiences of having already set up support groups, or being involved in other anti-bullying in the workplace initiatives, and (b) individuals wishing to set up a support group in their own area. Anyone wishing to register their interest in attending, or to contribute suggestions and ideas, are asked to contact Keith Munday at keith@dignityatworknow.org.uk To keep updated, please refer to the DAWN web site: www.dignityatworknow.org.uk

New Anti Workplace Bullying Support Group in Vancouver, BC, Canada
We're Barb and Stephen and we're two targets of workplace bullies who would like to set up a support group in the Greater Vancouver area (Canada). We are hoping to meet monthly. Our aim is to share information pertaining to laws and regulations in British Columbia (which seems to be at least ten years behind much of the "civilized" world) and raise enough awareness within the province to facilitate a change in attitude. We also wish to offer mutual support, advice help and encouragement for fellow targets of workplace bullying. To join or find out more, please email us at nobullyforme@shaw.ca, letting us know how we may contact you, which city you are from and, if you like, a bit of background with regards to your bullying experience.

Psychopathic Personality and Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Learning, resource and support group for those dealing with a psychopath: http://groups.msn.com/PSYCHOPATH/home.htm
Learning, resource and support group for those dealing with a narcissistic personality disorder: http://groups.msn.com/NARCISSISTICPERSONALITYDISORDER/home1.msnw

 

NEW LINKS AND REMINDERS

Articles on workplace bullying in the British medical Journal (BMJ)
Workplace bullying, The silent epidemic by Brian R McAvoy and John Murtagh: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7393/776
Bullying in medicine: Anita Houghton defines what bullying is and what can be done about it: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7393/S125a
Who's a bully then? Elisabeth Paice and Jenny Firth-Cozens discuss how anyone could be accused of bullying: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7393/S127
How can a deanery win the battle against bullying? Brendan Hicks discusses how the deanery for Kent, Sussex, and Surrey is tackling bullying: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7393/S129
The way I see it... Me? A bully? http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7393/S130
Tips on ...What to do if you are being bullied: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7393/S130a

Doctors blow whistle on NHS bullies
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2570810

ACAS publishes updated guides on bullying and harassment
Bullying and Harassment at Work: Guidance for Employees: http://www.acas.org.uk/publications/AL05.html
Bullying and Harassment at Work: A Guide for Managers and Employers: http://www.acas.org.uk/publications/AL04.html

So the boss is a bully. What's new?
An article on workplace bullying in Japan from the International Herald and Tribune: http://www.iht.com/articles/92340.html

The toxic mind: the biology of mental illness and violence
The continual suppression of emotions during fight or flight reactions contributes to depression and other symptoms: http://homepages.nyu.edu/~er26/toxicmind.html

Case law on bad references
http://www.danielbarnett.co.uk/references.htm and action/spring.htm

How to deal with bullying at work
A publication from the mental health charity MIND: http://www.mind.org.uk/mindpdfs/How_to_deal_with_bullying_at_work.pdf

Frequently asked questions about Employment Tribunals
http://www.rightsatwork.co.uk/faq.htm

Been let down by your solicitor?
Unjustis provides a platform for victims of dishonest or grossly negligent solicitors to state their complaints: http://www.unjustis.co.uk/

When counselling borders on disciplinary action
http://www.hrmaster.com/cgi-bin/client-zone/PPPclientzone/keycase48.htm

Secretaries take imaginative revenge on bad bosses
Don't try this at home: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_379363.html?menu=news.quirkies

Reactive depression
http://www.psychologyinfo.com/DrFranklin/reactive_depression.html

What sort of treatment can a patient suffering depression expect from the NHS?
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/030308/143/duysk.html

Healing from depression
http://www.healingfromdepression.com/help7.htm

The seven-minute course on self-esteem
http://www.relax7.com/7minutes/SelfEsteem.php

Child Emotional Care Influences Genetic Expression
http://www.mercola.com/2003/apr/9/child_care.htm

Partners with PTSD
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/partners.html

Are acute stress disorder and PTSD distinct diagnoses?
http://www2.psychiatrymatters.md/news/2003/Week_14/Day_5/P_0000053371.asp?ComponentID=53371&SourcePageID=42574#1

The psychology of torture
An article by Dr Sam Vaknin: http://samvak.tripod.com/torturepsychology.html

Narcissism on Wall Street
http://www.nypress.com/16/7/news&columns/feature.cfm

Guide to business
http://www.officepolitics.co.uk/

Dispute resolution in Britain
A background paper, including likely costs to the employer of employment tribunal: http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/dispute.pdf

Dreams and illness
Dreams can sometimes be an important reflection of health and illness, indicating underlying disease and possibly even triggering problems: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/features/dreams_illness.shtml

Workplace bullying
A Finnish study on the work environment, well-being and health by Maarit Vartia-Vaananen: http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/hum/psyko/vk/vartia-vaananen/workplac.pdf

 

Conferences, meetings, seminars and training

Tim Field shares his insight
Understanding and tackling bullying at work: successunlimited/seminars/s1b.htm
Recovery and re-empowerment after bullying and abusive life events: successunlimited/seminars/s1b.htm

Davinder Sandhu celebrates Millennium award
Workplace Bullying: A Survivor's Guide by Davinder Sandhu is a booklet sponsored by the Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations (CEMVO) with the aid of a Millennium Award. Davinder is holding a public meeting at City Hall, (between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, map at http://www.london.gov.uk/gla/locationmap.jsp), on Wednesday 30th April at 6.30pm, to launch the guide. Details from Davinder, email dsandhu@hotmail.com

Anti-Bullying Network (ABN) annual conference in Glasgow
http://www.antibullying.net/conference.htm

Third Joint CCA/TUC conference on law enforcement and corporate accountability
http://www.tuc.org.uk/h_and_s/tuc-6549-f0.cfm

 

BOOKS

What have I ever done to you?
Robert Higgs, Pegasus Books, 2003: http://www.pegasuspublishers.com/Higgs.html and http://www.bbc.co.uk/bradford/features/2003/images/bullying1.shtml

 

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Reorganisation

Over the last six months I've been moving all my support and awareness-raising activities from Success Unlimited to Bully OnLine. Bully OnLine is a project of The Field Foundation. This work is almost complete and the search engines will be reflecting the new structure soon.

 

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Bully OnLine and Bullying Times are funded by seminars and sales of Tim Field's books

Bully in sight: how to predict, resist, challenge and combat worplace bullying by Tim FieldBully in sight: how to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying
Tim Field, Success Unlimited, 1996, ISBN 0-9529121-0-4
Foreword by Diana Lamplugh OBE
An insider's view which validates the experience of bullying
Over 7500 copies sold.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury 2001 edition by David KinchinPost Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury, 2001 edition
David Kinchin
Success Unlimited, 2001
ISBN 0-9529121-3-9
An insider's view from a former sufferer.
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Bullycide: death at playtime, an expose of child suicide caused by bullying by Neil Marr and Tim FieldBullycide: death at playtime, an exposé of child suicide cause by bullying
Neil Marr and Tim Field
Success Unlimited, 2001
ISBN 0-9529121-2-0
Introduction by Jo Brand
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Tim Field shares his insight on workplace bullying with training seminarsSeminars - in-house or open to all
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· Understanding, tackling and eradicating bullying at work
· Recovery and re-empowerment from bullying and abusive life experiences
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