National Bullying Helpline



Tel: 0845 22 55 787

A privately run, nationally recognised, advice centre.


No 1 UK Experts in Conflict Resolution

A privately run, nationally recognised, advice centre

David and Christine Pratt founders of the National Bullying HelplineThe National Bullying Helpline was the brainchild of Christine Pratt and  her husband David - who also run a successful HR Consultancy. Today, the helpline is a privately run, nationally recognised, advice centre specialising in conflict whether that conflict is in the home, the community, the school or workplace.

Nationally recognised and endorsed by: Our PM 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. We were featured in WOMENS OWN 07.01.2013. ACAS even endorses us on their 2013 workplace bullying YouTube video.

Christine first realised the enormity of bullying and harassment in the workplace in the mid 1990's so launched a national helpline as a subsidiary to her HR Consultancy. At this time, she worked closely with the late Tim Field (See below). Subsequently, between 2007 and 2011 the helpline operated as a Charity but since 2012 has run as a privately run, national, advice centre.

Today, the helpline (a non Charity) is a Voluntary Organisation, is a household name and continues to provide practical and timely support to both adults and children; those bullied in the community, the home, the playground and/or the workplace. In fact the helpline is unique and today it is the only organisation of its kind run by qualified HR professionals.

This website is now a central source of useful and practical information. Whether you are the bully, the bullied, the employer, the employee, a dispute resolution service provider, an academic or just a member of the public seeking 'up to date' information - you will find practical support here on this site.

Employment Law Solicitors, Family Law Solicitors, Mediators, Coaches, Counsellors, Mental Health experts, HR practitioners and any/all ''Dispute Resolution Service Providers' are invited to advertise their services on this website.

We are now a One-Stop-Shop. We are a practical source of information for all those interested in conflict resolution including; cyber-bullying, stalking, discrimination, abuse of power, bullying or harassment or any other form of anti-social behaviour.

We are 'your' National Bullying Helpline.


Christine Pratt CIPD qualified. FInstLM & FCMI and Founder
David Pratt Executive and Co-Founder
Company Accountant and Bookkeeper

Directors, Associates and Administrative staff


Case Study 1
A mother with two children contacted us. Child A and possibly Child B had been sexually assaulted. Two further children were identified as potentially at risk. We sought consent from the mother to alert the authorities. Feedback confirmed our worst fears. Just one call from a concerned mother means that, today, three or more children are now safe.

Case Study 2
Child C, a Student under 18 years, worked part-time to raise funds for their study. Child C contacted us claiming he had been physically assaulted and instantly dismissed by a Supervisor. The conduct of the Supervisor was addressed by the employer. Child C is now safe.

Case Study 3
A teacher, Adult D, was allegedly bullied by her Head teacher so contacted NBH for advice. The case resulted in an internal investigation, costly legal proceedings and bad PR for the school and local authority. To this day the school denies bullying but the aggrieved teacher subsequently won an employment tribunal case. The school has, since, reviewed its anti-bullying policies.

Case Study 4
A NHS employee, Adult E, was signed off work for months with 'work related stress'. (Up to 90% of employees who call our Helplines claim they suffer with stress). NBH advised Adult E of her statutory rights and encouraged her to follow process. Feeling empowered and a little more confident the employee faced her demons and an amicable resolution was reached by the parties. Highly skilled Adult E continues to work for the NHS today.

Case Study 5
NBH received an anonymous email from Child F. All it said was; ‘I have been raped. My life is over’. The email was traced. Child F is now safe.

NB: The above cases are true. Timelines are not detailed and in some cases information is omitted and/or the age and sex of the target of the bullying has been changed to protect the identity of individuals. Our duty of Confidentiality is to our caller.

“Bullying hurts”.
..said a child, aged 8

UK Leading Experts in Conflict Resolution

24th April 1952 to 15th January 2006

The work that Tim Field and Christine Pratt started in the mid-1990’s to combat bullying, spanning a decade, was intrinsically and explicitly linked. Presently, the website, written by Tim Field, is neither hosted by Christine nor by her HR Consultancy. However, was hosted and left untouched by Christine and David Pratt for a period of three years following Tim’s untimely death in 2006.

Tim's good work should never be destroyed nor re-written as it is regarded as somewhat of an international treasure – attracting interest outside the UK from Australia, New Zealand, America and other countries. Written ‘simply years ahead of it’s time’ has become Tim’s epitaph and will never fail to serve its original and brilliant purpose. It is presently hosted, and periodically altered, by a group of unknown individuals who call themselves The Tim Field Foundation.

During the late 1990’s Christine and Tim worked on Tim’s website content together. Personnel articles, statistics and Case Law on were provided by Christine between 1996 and 2005. Christine also assisted Tim with his book Bully In Site, acknowledged by Tim. In August 2003 Tim and Christine established the original Field Foundation (not to be confused with the present Tim Field Foundation), along with Susan Little and Meg Clarke. None of the above are members of the present foundation. In January 2005 Tim became a non-executive Director of HR & Diversity Management Limited and on 16th January 2005, delighted at the prospect of formally working closer with Christine, Tim sent an email to her containing the following statement which he subsequently, personally, placed on his website.

How about this jolly little bio:

Tim Field, Non-Executive Director
Tim is a Non-Executive Director of HR & Diversity Management and is the founder of the first UK National Helpline for targets of bullying. He is the creator and webmaster of Bully OnLine at, the world's largest Internet resource on workplace bullying and related issues. Tim has been awarded two honorary doctorates for his pioneering work on identifying and addressing bullying. He has extensive experience of in-house training and public seminars for employees, employers and trade unions. He is the author of the book "Bully in Sight" and has worked as a consultant to the BBC on a number of programmes highlighting bullying. Tim Field and Christine Pratt are founder members of The Field Foundation, a non-profit organisation established to carry on Tim's pioneering work with the aim of bringing about a bully-free world.

Hope this helps!

Tim’s statement above, along with all reference to the work that Tim and Christine achieved together, has been deleted from bullyonline since Tim's death.

At the end of April 2005 Tim informed Christine that he felt emotionally exhausted. Tim (an avid Treki ) was worried about his future. Having endured divorce and workplace bullying, he was struggling to fund bullyonline and he was going through a particularly traumatic court case involving the Trade Unions. Tim was struggling. Christine emailed Tim on Tuesday 3rd May 2005 and enquired after his health. He responded.

Bearing up - I think I'm in need of HRT (technically it's called andropause), so I'm taking a bit of a break at the moment. Had a great day on Saturday - attended an Angel Therapy workshop in London led by Doreen Virtue (
Fancy a get-together some

It goes without saying, Tim and Christine were extremely close friends. In fact it was Christine who Tim turned to on Friday 4th October 2005 when he first felt unwell. The only food Christine could persuade Tim to eat that weekend was a small bowl of rice and some sweet-n-sour sauce. (Tim and his wife were estranged at that time). Tim was taken into hospital on Monday and had emergency surgery on Tuesday. On Wednesday 9th October 2005 Tim’s Consultant approached his bedside and informed him that he was terminally ill. Christine was present. Tim smiled and turned to the Consultant saying; “I’m not going anywhere just yet, I have at least three more books left in me to write”.

Unfortunately, Tim was far too ill to complete his good work. When Tim was well enough to leave hospital, Christine and her husband nursed him at their home in Swindon, Wiltshire. A few weeks later, realising that time was of the essence, Christine helped Tim reconcile with his ex-wife in order that he could be transferred to Rowtensall to spend Christmas, New Year 2006 and his final days with his children. During this period, Tim handed Christine an envelope containing the passwords to bullyonline. He entrusted his website into her care. Christine felt it appropriate to pass that envelope to the Field family, who subsequently passed it on to a third party. None of this, nor the personal or professional relationship between Tim, Christine and David, is acknowledged by those who manage bullyonline today.

In January 2006 The Guardian wrote; 'Field believed that bullying was the single most important social issue of today, and that its study provided an opportunity to understand the behaviours which underlie almost all conflict and violence. His work inspired and influenced international anti-bullying organisations, while his personal energy, commitment and knowledge restored sanity and saved lives'.

In April 2007 The National Bullying Helpline charity was launched at The House of Commons, in Tim’s memory. Tim’s family fully endorsed the charity launch and attended the event. Sadly, largely due to politics, the recession and lack of funding, the helpline call-centre ceased to operate as a charity in January 2011.

In order to continue the good work that Tim and Christine started, this website will remain in tact. It will be updated periodically and over a period of time may even become known as The National Bullying Helpsite - a not for profit organisation. Tim's children will always be welcome to look at unpublished works, letters, emails, post-cards, letters and other correspondence between their father and Christine and David Pratt. These memories will give them a 'true insight' into their father’s life; his interests, his own plans for the future (which included them) and his dedication and commitment to his anti-bullying work during the last ten years of his life.

Thank you Tim for sharing your insight and for providing unconditional support to simply thousands of people all around the world. Rest In Peace.

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We are a Voluntary Organisation.

We are a privately run, nationally recognised, advice centre.

We rely on donations and the good work of Volunteers.

We are UK leading experts in Dispute Resolution.

We refer all who believe they are bullying and therefore need urgent help, to appropriate expertise.

We provide FREE dispute resolution advice.

Our site is packed with useful tips, Employment Law and useful Case Law.

We assist schools, parents and teachers with bullying and cyber-bullying issues.

We provide a whole host of professional FREE support in the area of anti-social behaviour.

We are abe to refer complex cases to Employment Law Solicitors - giving you choice and options.

Alternatively, you can self-select professional expertise from information you will find on this website.

We prefer not to use the term 'victim'.

We will help you understand what your rights are and what options are open to you.

We receive calls also from individuals who have been accused of bullying. We can help you too.

We all have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Our duty of confidentiality is to you - the caller.


Our processes are open and transparent.

We have a Working Agreement with all our Associates.

We are leading UK experts in Conflict Resolution.

You will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect at all times.

We have a Confidentiality Policy.

We have a Complaints Policy.

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Bully in Sight by Tim FieldBully in Sight - How to predict, resist, challenge and
combat workplace bullying - Tim Field

£30 including postage and packaging. While stocks last.

Tim Field's unique insight into bullying, gained from personal experience, enables everyone to appreciate the causes, consequences and costs of this inappropriate but widespread management style which needlessly blights the lives of so many ordinary hard- working people. As one of the UK's leading specialists on workplace bullying, Tim regularly gave talks, presentations and training workshops, appeared on radio and television and was featured in newspapers and magazines. His work was pioneering and simply years ahead of its time. Christine Pratt (founder of this website) assisted Tim with content for his book and often assisted Tim with Employment Law content for his website also. See Acknowledgements, page xi of Bully In Sight.

To place an order send your cheque made out to The National Bullying Helpline. PO Box 1276, Swindon. Wiltshire. Don't forget to include your name and contact details.


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Updated 15-10-2014