Effects of bullying on mental health


Bullying can affect people of any age, gender, race or colour. It can happen to people at school, at home and in the workplace. In fact, it can happen to just about anyone, in any situation and leave us feeling devastated.

Bullying at Work

According to a YouGov Poll (for the TUC), 29% of people have at some point been subject to workplace bullying.

A survey by UNISON showed that 60% of their respondents had either experienced or witnessed bullying in their job.

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In 2015, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), advised that their helpline received 20,000 calls per year about workplace bullying.

Student & Childhood Bullying

One study reported one out of every five (20.2%) students have been bullied. The same study reported that 40% of students said they believed it would happen again.

This all too common phenomenon can lead us to feeling vulnerable, anxious and out of control.

Bullying in my private life

Bullying can happen to men, women and children and by men, women and children. Partners, spouses, neighbours in fact just about anyone can be on the receiving end of bullying in a wide range number of circumstances.

Bullying can take many forms, including but not restricted to physical, emotional & verbal.

Bullies can often try to control their victims in a number of ways. They may try to isolate you from friends, family and peers, so that you feel you have no options available to you.

The silent treatment, controlling you through the children or your finances. Undermining your decisions and not giving you a voice are just some of the things people may do.

Hope Therapy is here to help.

Hope Therapy has a team of fully qualified counsellors, that are able to offer counselling support.

We can help you to develop positive skills, interventions and insights to support you. While doing so, we can also support the effect on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Including such things as depression, anxiety and reduced self-esteem to name but a few.

  • Identifying triggers.
  • Effective Skills and interventions.
  • Assertiveness Skills.
  • Resiliency support.
Supporting you.
  • Mental & Emotional wellbeing counselling, to help you deal with the effect of Bullying.

A Positive Approach to supporting Bullying​

Our clients regularly ask for the opportunity to learn about Bullying and develop skills and insights that will allow them to support themselves while addressing the impact it may be having on their mental and emotional wellbeing.

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We support you:

  • Face to face or via zoom or skype.
  • In an effective way.
  • Using qualified counsellors, with significant experience of working with people who have or continue to face bullying in various environments.
What can you expect?
  • ​To offer psychological and emotional support, to help manage any issues resulting from your bullying.
  • Offer understanding, interventions, guidance and support.​
  • Compassion & understanding at the core of all that we do. Which means that we will always take things at your pace with empathy and understanding.​

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