Explains how you can be mentally healthy at work, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
Having a difficult relationship with your co-workers can be stressful, and make work harder to manage. Here are some first steps for managing difficult relationships:
If you're being bullied by at work, it can be difficult to know what to do. Sometimes bullying may be obvious, but sometimes it can be harder to identify. Bullying can have a significant impact on your mental health, but remember: you don't have to put up with it.
The law provides some protection from bullying. See Acas for more information about bullying and harassment at work.
"When I was bullied at work I told someone how I felt and what was happening."
If you experience bullying at work, you can:
If the situation isn't improving, or you do not feel as if you can take action, you may decide that leaving your job is the best option for your mental health. If you feel forced to leave your job because of bullying, contact Acas or a solicitor specialising in employment law for advice about your rights.
"I have [been bullied] in the past. I took it to the appropriate person. Unfortunately for me they didn't care and didn't take it seriously. I left that place immediately."
This information was published in April 2016. We will revise it in 2019.
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