We are all potential targets – whether we are adult, child or whether the bullying is at home, in the community, in schools, at work or on line. The national Bullying Helpline is the only anti-bullying organisation providing operational, practical, support on a day to day basis across the UK.
If you are struggling with a bullying, harassment, cyber crime or anti-social behaviour issue today, we hope this website will enable you to identify solutions and remedies along with practical help.
We are a nationally recognised advice centre, endorsed by The Rt.Hon David Cameron, The Employment Tribunal Service, ACAS, Citizens Advice, OFSTED, The Samaritans, UK Employment Law Solicitors, GP surgeries UK wide, the NHS and other UK employers in the public and private sector - and you. Most of the above refer cases to us.
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We will act if we believe and adult or child is at risk or in danger. We have a Service Agreement with Wiltshire Police, covering the UK, and we work closely with them in cases where an individual feels intimidated or threatened in any way. In an emergency you can contact the Police Domestic Violence Liaison Officer : North & West Wilts. Telephone: 01249 449766
We help people in distress in a practical, positive, timely, way and in some cases we will put callers in touch with professional service providers ; (ACAS, Solicitors, Mediators, Counsellors and other dispute resolution service providers etc).
Every day we hear from parents regarding a negative response they 'allege' they have received from their child's School. Obviously this does not apply to all Schools. However, more and more we hear of cases where parents are left feeling angry and frustrated with a School because all attempts to raise matters with the school have proved fruitless. Sometimes, the bullying incident(s) involving the child becomes secondary - as the relationship between the parent and the School breaks down completely. We have even heard from some parents that a School has labelled them 'paranoid'.
The parent wants to protect their child. The Teacher and School wants to protect their reputation. When both parties are at a point self preservation it can be very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Stamping out bullying in the workplace and elsewhere is a vital objective. Not only can bullying make people's lives a misery, but it harms business and wider society too. So I congratulate the National Bullying Helpline for its efforts to give practical support to those being bullied, and to make bullying a thing of the past
This helpline was founded as early as 2003 and was the very first UK helpline which provided assistance to individuals struggling with bullying issues, whatever the nature of the abuse. Today, the helpline is unique in that it is the only helpline of its kind, established by qualified employment law professionals, providing operational, timely, support to both adults and children – whether the bullying is in the home, the community, the playground, the workplace or on-line (ie: Cyberbullying).
Between 2007 and 2011 the helpline was launched as The National Bullying Helpline and became a registered Charity. Since 2012 the helpline has run as a Voluntary Organisation and today it is a member of the NCVO (VC/17761).
Whilst this helpline has so far been privately run and funded, it recognises the need for change. The helpline is currently looking for Volunteers, expertise and fundraisers in order to ensure stability and continuity moving forward. If you, or someone you know is able to Volunteer or can donate funds to our cause, we would like to hear from you.
If you believe you are being bullied or harassed at work by a colleague or management we can help. You may have been Suspended, Dismissed or Disciplined or left feeling you have been treated unfairly. Click here to find ideas, solutions and strategies to ease your work-related stress and help you though the situation. Hopefully this will lead to a solution to your problem.
No one said managing employees would be easy. It can be a daunting task. 80% of managers know that bullying occurs in their workplace and despite this, 37% say they have had no proper training. If you are a Supervisor, team leader, line manager or Director and you have responsibility for managing staffing issues, you will find some guidelines, tips, recommendations and solutions here.
Are you dealing with bullying in or outside school, at a social club or in the community? Are you a parent dealing with a distressed child who is being bullied right now? Here you will find help and ideas so that you can stop the bullying or at least know what to do to get immediate help and support.
See our Guide, which you can easily download.
Here you will find Guides to help you through your current situation. Whether you are an adult, a child, a parent, an employee or an employer, there will be something for you here to help you tackle bullying or harassment, on or off-line. Before calling our helpline, take a quick look at the documents on offer on this page.
If you believe you are a victim of Cyberbullying we have a dedicated website called eCRIME. The eCRIME website contains useful, common-sense approaches, advice and practical information on most Cyberbullying issues. The site is an arm of The National Bullying Helpline and has been endorsed by the Police.
If you believe you are being bullied in the community, by a neighbour or by someone you know, we may be able to help. Do you believe your life is at risk? Are you being threatened, harassed or stalked. You will find resources and sources of material here. Do not confront the perpetrators but seek advice or go to our section containing Guides.
The National Bullying Helpline is pleased to announce that Actress Debbie Arnold has agreed to come on board as an Ambassador. Debbie is an Actress, an Author, an Altruist, a Writer and a Voice Artist. She has raised millions for charity. Apart from a distinguished stage abs voice-over career she has appeared in every UK TV soap over the last 30 years as a regular character. We are delighted to have her on board as Ambassador as she will help us convey some of the more important messages where harassment and sexual abuse is alleged. We want people to feel safe and comfortable and able to speak out.
" By becoming an Ambassador for us Debbie is making her position extremely clear where bullying and harassment are concerned. She is extraordinarily talented and a very strong, focused and professional woman. She will be able to help us convey some of our more important messages where harassment and sexual abuse is concerned and we are delighted to have her on board". Founder of The National Bullying Helpline
OPENING HOURS We are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. We will take urgent calls after hours. We are a voluntary run helpline with limited resources and funding so please be patient if you are unable to get through first time. All donations gratefully received !
Call Charges: 0845 calls are charged at circa 7p per minute plus your telecom providers access charges.
We do not receive revenue from inbound calls and nor do we profit from calls.
“When you decide to call” was written by songwriters David MIndel and Adrian Bax and the Video, marketing and release involved Trevor Eyles and Jon Diamond. Debbie Arnold coordinated the entire project during her first month as Ambassador for the helpline and gifted the song to us.
441, the singers, are an extraordinarily talented and exciting group of four diverse young musicians who have formed a band to both make music and make a positive difference to the world we live in today. They have a tremendous future – so watch out for them.
The NATIONAL BULLYING HELPLINE is run by Volunteers and is a member of NCVO Member ID: MEMBERVC/17761
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England and champions and strengthens volunteering and civil society, with over 10,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations. http://www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us.
Our 'duty of confidentiality' is, and always has been, to our clients. We never have, nor ever will, release your details to a third party. That said, the general public have a legitimate expectation and from time to time they reasonably expect us, as an anti-bullying organisation, to 'speak out' to further our cause in the interests of best practice and to campaign for a stress-free, bully-free, world. This is what we do. This does not mean to say that The National Bullying Helpline ever will, or ever has, breached client confidentiality.
We have a robust Complaints Policy. If you have any concerns email us at; firstname.lastname@example.org or write to PO Box 1276 Swindon. SN25 4UX
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