Our recommendations for peers or colleagues
Bullying behaviours are never acceptable. They may not constitute a bullying relationship, but they should always be challenged.
As a peer or colleague, you can engage or challenge on behalf of the individual, diffusing the situation and creating space for the individual to rest, think and respond.
- Read all relevant policies associated with bullying, including harassment, victimisation, grievance and whistleblowing
- Participate in relevant training and development, including respect and dignity, assertiveness and health and safety, where applicable
- Professionally challenge bullying behaviours however innocuous or infrequent when they are observed
- Reflect on your behaviours and identify whether they could be received as bullying; refer to the bullying behaviours
- Offer support, including being a witness if required, to individuals when you see bullying behaviours directed toward them