Tools and resources

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Emotional wellbeing toolkit This easy to use resource has been developed with NHS staff to help bridge a gap in understanding and enable us to talk openly and regularly about emotional health and to assess the impact emotional wellbeing has on ourselves, our colleagues and on our patients.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership have Tackling bullying tools and resources and guidance that may helpful for you as well

Freedom to speak up managers guide help facilitate engagement between managers and the board, senior teams, wider management teams and staff about the importance of raising concerns.

The undermining toolkit is an RCOG/Royal College of Midwives (RCM) initiative to address the challenge of undermining and bullying behaviour in maternity and gynaecology services.

Working with care is a set of tools designed by the Royal College of Nursing to encourage health care staff to examine their interactions with colleagues, to enhance the positive interactions and to increase awareness of negative interactions, some of which can amount to bullying and harassment Royal College of Nursing

The HSE, in association with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Investors in People, have designed a series of tools to allow managers to assess whether they currently have the behaviours identified as effective for preventing and reducing stress at work; its aim is to help managers reflect on their behaviour and management style.

The NICE Management Practice guideline covers how to improve the health and wellbeing of employees, with a focus on organisational culture and the role of line managers.

Bullying and harassment can contribute to work related stress - the advice and guidance from Health and Safety Executive provides help to deal with such behaviours.

ACAS have produced a guide for Employers about addressing bullying and harassment in the workplace.

The Diversity Group research sheds light on how to manage bullying and harassment.

Newcastle University has produced a report to identify how workplace bullying can be tracked over time, to indicate what measures and metrics can be used to identify change, and to provide comparators for other sectors in the UK and internationally. 

Sheffield Health and Social care have created a manager's guide to addressing bullying and harassment 


Project 28-40 a survey from opportunity now, looks at the detrimental effect bullying and harassment has on career progression ,as 52 per cent of women have experienced this at work in the last three years. 

NHS Choices reports how victims of childhood bullying have a higher risk of poor health, poverty and problems with social relationships in adulthood. 


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Pod casts

Part one
Bernadette El-Hadidy, NHS Employers' London area head of engagement, talks to Jon Restell, Jon Lenney and Dr Madeline Carter to find out what problems the NHS face and how we can tackle them.

Part two

In the second edition of this series of how we can tackle bullying and harassment in the NHS, we went along to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust to find out more about how they are collaborating with The Royal College of Nursing in developing the cultural ambassadors project, which has helped increase fairness for BME staff in disciplinary hearings. 

Bullying in the workplace with Christina McAnea
Martin Hamilton, partner and head of employment at Capsticks, discusses bullying in the workplace with Christina McAnea, head of health for Unison. Christina talks about the need for employers and systems leaders to work together to change the bullying and harassment culture. 

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