Supporting Victims of Workplace Bullying

Physical, Mental, Emotional, Psychological Symptoms of Bullying

Physically, Mentally and Psychologically, the effects of bullying can be far more severe than we could ever imagine. In a survey carried out by UMIST it is estimated that over 18 million working days are lost each year due to the physical and emotional effects of workplace bullying.

Many of these symptoms are just passed over as the symptoms of every day stress and yes this could be the case but if you have already identified that you are being bullied at work, then do you notice that you have any of the following.

Acute Anxiety, Loss of Confidence, Motivation and Self Esteem, Disturbed Sleep Patterns
Nausea, Feeling Sick, Headaches, Stomach Aches and Digestive Problems (IBS)
Palpitations, Sweating, Numbness In Limbs, Poor Circulation, Rapid Breathing
Loss of Appitite and Libido, Dry Throat & Mouth, Excessive Thirst
Easily Angered, Moodiness and Mood Swings, Tiredness, Lethargy
Feeling of Isolation, Depression, Obsessiveness, Tearfulness
leading to
Relationship Breakdowns, Isolation, Withdrawal, Nervous Breakdown and Suicide

Any of the above symptoms are also related to many other conditions and illnesses so self diagnosis should never be made.

Always consult your doctor or health practitioner if you have any unfamiliar illnesses or symptoms or unusual aches and pains or if you are worried that something might be wrong.

The next page gives some practical advice on the first steps to take in dealing with workplace bullying.

Click on the headings below to take you to further information on workplace bullying


What is BBNM?

Defining Workplace Bullying

The Early Warning Signs - How To identify A Bully

Dealing with A Bully

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