To kick-start action to address bullying, harassment and work-related mental health issues in the department such as stress, the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences' first Wellbeing Month in October 2019 encouraged change through kindness.
The varied programme of workshops, talks and activities included bystander training, anti-bullying and harassment training and talks on bullying in the department and inclusivity. The intention was for these conversations to kick start further work across the department to improve our workplace and prevent bullying or harassment.
The initiative is being evaluated, with further activity planned for 2020.
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Be kind to yourself
When you start to put your health first and focus on wellness, you’ll not only have more time for the things you love, you’ll be more productive and focused at work, too. Make small steps like simply turning off your email notifications or going for a lunchtime stroll.
Be kind to each other
Change starts with conversations that challenge perspectives so we can think, feel and act in ways that are mindful of others. By accepting without exception and celebrating uniqueness, we can start to work together to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
Stand up to bullying
Think twice about what you say and do, because you never know what someone else is going through. Saying something kind can bring a smile to someone’s face. Being unkind, even unintentionally, can hurt someone deeply.
- What is bullying and harassment and how to deal with it
- Challenging Behaviour - dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace
- Little things matter: The impact of mico-behaviours in the workplace
- Advice for researchers experiencing harassment when communicating their work
- Speak to a harassment advisor