The National Bullying Helpline

CALL 0845 22 55 787

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday |



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

National Bullying Helpline

A nationally recognised, advice centre

Bullying is Discrimination. Bullying does not discriminate’

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.


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.

The UK’s only charitable organisation addressing Adult Bullying and Child Bullying.

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.

Bullied or harassed at work by colleagues or Management. Solutions to work related stress


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.


Bullying in the workplace advice, training, tips and solutions


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.


Son or daughter dealing with bullying at school.


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.


Is you child being bullied. A step by srep guide for parents
Victim of cyber bullying or eCrime advice
Bullied in the community or bullied at home




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.




Our Patron - Debbie Arnold

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

National Bullying Helpline Patron - Debbie Arnold

When You Decide To Call

“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.

Please support our helpline by downloading

‘When You Decide To Call’ … today


TELEPHONE 0845 22 55 787

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.

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The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

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.

Confidentiality and Complaints Policy

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;   or write to PO Box 1276 Swindon. SN25 4UX

The National Bullying Helpline is a member of NCVO Member ID: MEMBERVC/17761

TELEPHONE: 0845 22 55 787 |

* 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.