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Workplace Bullying and Your Emotional Wellbeing

Being in a workplace that has you experiencing being bullied has significant physical and emotional effects. You move into a hyper-vigilant mode, having always to be on the alert because you can’t drop your guard.

A cost is exacted on your stress levels and you come to dread going to work. Your productivity drops and your sense of wellbeing plummets.

You want to look for another job. You are hard to live with. As we spend so much of our waking time at work place bullying can be a sustained and unresolved stressor.

 How do I know if I am a Victim Of Work Place Bullying?

Workplace bullying means any behavior that is directed towards an employee or group of employees that aims to victimise, humiliate, undermine or threaten.

It can be in the form of verbal, physical or psychological abuse. Bullying can include behaviours such as:

    • Verbal abuse (being put down or ridiculed)
    • Making fun of you or your work (including your family, sex, sexuality, race or culture,
    • Education or economic background)
    • Excluding or isolating you from people or situations
    • Intimidation (making you feel afraid or fearful to go about your work as normal)
    • Giving you pointless jobs that have nothing to do with your job
    • Deliberately holding back information you need for getting your work done properly
    • Teasing or regularly making someone the brunt of
    • Practical jokes
    • Displaying material that is degrading of offensive
    • Spreading gossip, rumours and innuendo of a malicious nature

It can impact not only those employees directly exposed but others around them such as family, co-workers and friends. The reaction of individual employees varies, and can include:

    • Feeling scared, stressed, anxious or depressed
    • Having less confidence and self-belief
    • Having your life outside of work affected, e.g. study, relationships
    • Feeling unable to trust your employer or the people with whom you work
    • Having physical symptoms of stress such as headaches or sleep problems
    • Being absent more from work
    • Panic attacks or impaired ability to make decisions
    • Incapacity to work, concentration problems
    • Reduced output and performance
    • Depression or a sense of isolation
    • Physical injury

There are perhaps lots of reasons why a person may bully another person in the workplace, but bullying behaviours are not acceptable and need to be acted upon.

Life Resolutions Pascoe Vale can provide qualified psychologists who specialise in helping you find ways to address and resolve workplace bullying.

We can assist you to develop an action plan to ensure it ceases and to have the opportunity to recover from the experience in order to move forward.

Please call 1300 668 256 to find out how we can help.

Where is Our Workplace Bullying Service Located?

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To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256