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Sexual Abuse at work

Calling out sexual abuse at work: your rights

Sexual abuse and sexual violence Awareness Week This week is sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week. An annual awareness raising week in February where organisations in the UK campaign against sexual abuse and violence. The week aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and the third sector about how sexual abuse and violence is not ok. The aim is to empower survivor and victims to send out a clear message that the UK collectively will be…

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Bullying and Harassment in the workplace

Bullying and harassment in the workplace: what you can do about it.

This week is Anti-Bullying Week and in this episode of the podcast, I focus on bullying and harassment in the workplace and what you can do about it.  Bullying is unfortunately very common at work and can be present in many different ways. It is devastating and distressing for those being bullied and will have a negative effect on your workers’ mental health.  So, I address what workplace bullying is, how to spot it if you’re being bullied or if…

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Stop Hate UK Spread Love not Hate Campaign

How hate crime impacts mental health

It’s Hate Crime Awareness Week running from 13 to 20 October. This year’s theme is Spread Love Not Hate. Hate crime is defined as an offence which the victim considers to be driven by hostility towards one or more of the following characteristics: race, nationality, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. The word offence encompasses verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault, bullying (exertion/abuse of power), and damage to property (which includes vandalism). Shamefully, we have seen a national…

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