Advocacy, campaigning, education and awareness raising about workplace bullying
Support our campaign by helping us to raise funds to campaign for change
To bring clarity around workplace bullying in order to create more courageous and compassionate approaches to changing behaviour in workplaces
Campaign for a definition of bullying to be written into UK law
Create an independent body of specialist coaches, investigators and mediators
Support people who have experienced bullying and are struggling to move on
We choose to undertake this work on a not for profit basis, with all surplus funds to be used to offer support to those who find themseves struggling to recover, both emotionally and financially. Please donate through our Crowdfunding page if you would like to change the way we deal with workplace bullying.
Moving On from Workplace Bullying
All programmes now offered on a "Pay as you are Able" (or not) basis - please help us fundraise for those who are struggling emotionally and financially to move on
The emotional impact of workplace bullying often lasts for considerably longer than the experience itself, and can continue to have a detrimental effect on health, emotional wellbeing, home life and work performance without support to move forward.
That's why we've taken the decidion to offer all Moving on after Workplace Bullying programmes on a “Pay as you are able” basis as we recognise that this support is most often needed when people are struggling both emotionally and financially. They're now available face to face and online (using Zoom) with the first online programme starting in January 2020.
The Moving On from Workplace Bullying programme explores how to release any shame, anger, or guilt that they are carrying as a result of their experience, and to take responsibility for the impact of their own behaviours during the process. It encourages the individual to embrace forgiveness, and to understand their power in making choices about how to respond and feel. It leaves then feeling more confident and resilient, and able to step back into life and work.
We've set up a new fundraiser to help make this available to as many people as possible. In addition, for people attending the programme who are able to contribute, we suggest a payment of between £5 and £20 per session. If they can’t afford it, then all we ask is that they pledge to contribute in the future when they are able, and help someone else take their next steps. We will also use funds to train more people to be able to deliver these programmes.
If you have ever experienced bullying, or know anyone else that has been through this, then please support today. We promise to use every penny to help people through these programmes. Let them know that they are not alone.
Conduct Change Campaigning
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This is me, Nicki Eyre, and I'm the Founder of Conduct Change. I experienced workplace bullying myself, and the devastating impact that it had on my health, my confidence, and my career. What I wasn't prepared for was how long that impact was going to last, and how long it would take to recover.
That was several years ago, and I truly believe that the way in which bullying is currently dealt with in the workplace is detrimental to everyone involved, employees and employers - not to mention the ripple effect it has outside of work. I retrained as a coach, and established my business offering training and leadership coaching to help prevent workplace bullying, and coaching intervention when it does occur, with the aim of creating behavioural change rather than increasing conflict by using existing grievance and disciplinary procedures.
Even then, I felt like I wasn't doing enough, and through my work, I was meeting more and more people who had found themselves feeling bullied at work. People who had lost their jobs and were unable to face interviews, never mind risking working for someone else again. People who were selling their belongings to keep their heads above water. People selling their homes because they'd lost their income. People who had lost their self belief, confidence, self esteem, lost themselves. People who were still struggling with their mental health. People driven to the brink of suicide. People coping with the loss of family and friends who had taken their own lives. How can the system be working if this is the outcome?
That's when I started exploring other options, and speaking to people from around the world about their approaches, and their legislation (did you know that bullying doesn't have a legal definition in the UK, but harassment does?). At the same time, more and more stories of bullying were hitting the headlines. It was time for a change, time to start campaigning for a different way of dealing with workplace bullying. We need greater clarity over what constitutes bullying, and an independent route for both employers and employees to get support. That was the starting point for Conduct Change.