Members Profiles

All members of the Network are profiled here, including email and website addresses. Choose from a country:

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland

France Canada Australia South Africa

International/Internet Based Groups

ENGLAND
(includes UK national groups)

Name
BCAS (Bullying Conciliation & Advisory Service)
Country England Location National - UK
Employer DEFRA, SUNGUARD SHERWOOD, ATOS ORIGIN Email  bcas@jfo.org.uk
Profession All Website www.jfo.org.uk/support/bcas/
BCAS provides advice and support for employees and contractors who have or are experiencing employment problems including bullying, harassment and/or mobbing for DEFRA, Sunguard Sherwood and Atos Origin. Confidential help and advice is provided on a one to one basis.

Name
Berkshire & Surrey Workplace Bullying Support Group
Country England Location Berkshire & Surrey
Employer All Contact  Jo Butcher, tel 01753 861706.
Profession All but mainly teaching Website  
Berkshire and Surrey workplace bullying support group was founded in February 2000 as a self-help and support group for people who have experienced stress through bullying at work. The group focus is on individuals moving forward and meetings are in a positive vein. Meetings are not regular so some may prefer to join the London Support Group if they can travel to Central London for meetings.

Name
Bullying & Equal Pay Support
Country England Location National - UK
Employer All  Email  beps@jfo.org.uk
Profession All Website www.jfo.org.uk/legal/beps/
A direct link between bullying, harassment and/or victimisation with equal pay has been identified. Through research, it is believed that equal pay or the lack of it, may be used as a bullying tool against an employee or in some cases, for making a complaint of being bullied. BEPS has been set up to provide targets with the information to find out if this issue affects them. If it does, support is available to help them deal with it - with the employer or ultimately, take the matter to an employment tribunal.

Name
Freedom to Care
Country England Location National - UK
Employer All  Email  freedomtocare@aol.com
Profession All Website www.freedomtocare.org
The UK's first whistleblower support group.

Name
HSG
Country England Location Cambridgeshire
Employer Local Authorities Email  Hward@supanet.com
Profession All Website  
If you're a target of corporate bullying and macho management (sic) anywhere in the UK you might like to contact the support group HSG. They can assist you in identifying the bullying techniques used in public or large private sector corporations and help you put yourself back in control. They have particular experience in dealing with local authority bullying.

Name
Independent Police Support Group [IPSG]
Country England Location  
Employer Policing Organisations Email  info@ipsg.co.uk [Telephone 0870 8747030]
Profession All Website http://www.ipsg.co.uk
The IPSG was set up in 2004 to support individuals suffering from bullying, harassment and the effects of whistleblowing in any police organisation.

Name

London Support Group
Country England Location London & South East
Employer All  Email  lsg@jfo.org.uk
Profession All Website www.jfo.org.uk/support/lsg
The London Support Group (LSG) is a face to face support group for people who have or are suffering from workplace bullying. We are probably the largest support group in the UK and meet monthly in Central London and also have a very active private internet forum. We are a friendly group of like-minded people and all meetings are in a safe environment with two distinct sessions to the meeting to ensure that all needs are met. We discuss methods for dealing with bullies, workplace issues including grievances and dismissals, legal action options, health issues and taking other, individual and collective action against workplace bullying, as then we socialise! Membership is free, meetings are free, the beer is optional!

Name
Support You
Country England Location East Anglia
Employer All  Email  Contact form on website
Profession All Website http://www.supportyou.org

Support You provide support by phone, email and/or meeting individuals on a one to one basis for those suffering from bullying and harassment in the East Anglia area. They can provide practical help and advice on how to deal with the issues or simply listen if you want to talk with people who understand how you feel.

Name
Survivors Club
Country England Location Borough of Castle Point in Essex (covering Canvey Island, Benfleet and surrounding area).
Employer All  Email  surviviorsclub@jfo.org.uk
Profession All Website www.jfo.org.uk/support/sclub
A new group is being formed to help support people through the effects of being bullied within the workplace. Please contact me in confidence for more information.

Name
West Country Support Group
Country England Location Wells, Somerset
Employer All  Email  wcsg@jfo.org.uk
Profession All Website
Following discussions with the Network, the West Country Support Group (WCSG) has been established to provide support to those who have suffered, or, who are suffering, at the hands of bullies in the workplace. We know that victims of workplace abuse are often the last people to want to admit to what is happening but they also know that they need someone to believe their story. This is one place where you will be listened to and supported through the event. We hold regular face to face meetings, currently based in Wells, Somerset, and also have a membes-only internet forum.

Name
Workbully Support [WBS]
Country All Location Internet based with UK meetings
Employer All Email   
Profession All Website

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/workbully-support/

Workbully Support was established in 2000 as an offshoot of Andy Ellis' website. They have nearly 800 members and are arguably the most active and constructive internet-based support group. Pleasant and well attended [UK] social meetings are becoming a regular fixture! [Also appears in internet based group section]

Name
Proposed Group
Country England Location Lizard area, Cornwall
Employer All  Email  lizard@jfo.org.uk
Profession All Website  
A new group is to start shortly, please contact the organiser for more information.

WALES

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Name
Powys & Mid Wales
Country Wales Location Powys & Mid Wales  
Employer All  Email  bullied_at_work@hotmail.com 
Profession All Website  
Our support group covers Builth Wells, Brecon, Llandrindod Wells in Powys, mid-Wales - please contact us for more details.

SCOTLAND

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Name
Buchan Teaching Support Group
Country Scotland Location Aberdeenshire
Employer All  Email  btsg@jfo.org.uk
Profession Teaching Website www.jfo.org.uk/support/btsg
A support group for teachers in Aberdeenshire.

NORTHERN IRELAND

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Name
Adult Bullying Clampdown (ABC)
Country N. Ireland Location  
Employer All  Email  abclampdown@btinternet.com
Profession All Website  
The ABC support group for adults who have been bullied at work will not be meeting regularly in the Lagan Valley Island Centre in the incoming year due to personal commitments and heavy work duties of the co-ordinators, but please contact them if you would like more information.

FRANCE

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Name
Medics Support Group
Country France Location National - France
Employer All  Email  J.WATINE@ch-rodez.fr
Profession Hospital staff Website  
Joseph is representing several members of a French medical trade union who have a support group to help colleagues who find themselvees bullied in French hospitals, please contact him for more information.

CANADA

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Name No Bully For Me - 'adding insight to injury'
Country Canada Location Coverage Canada-wide [Physical Location Greater Vancouver, BC]
Employer All  Email  nobullyforme@gmail.com
Profession All Website http://nobullyforme.org or http://www.nobullyforme.ca

No Bully For Me was created in early 2003 by two targets of workplace bullying in Vancouver, Canada. Since then, as of late 2006, we have had over 1200 people contact us, from Vancouver, elsewhere in Canada and from around the world. Our aim: 'adding insight to injury' is to provide a contact point for victims of workplace bullying, to support those victims through information and practical advice, and to press for changes to the view of rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Karen and Stephen who run the group are also working to establish a network of peer support groups across Canada. Their priority is always the well being of the target. Several support groups are already flourishing. No Bully For Me are also conducting a survey (available through the website) to gather some Canadian statistics to support and inform their work.

AUSTRALIA

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Name
AGDBullying
Country Australia Location NSW
Employer Attorney General's Department Email  agdbullying@yahoo.com.au
Profession All Website http://tinyurl.com/34tuf
AGDBullying is a Support Group primarily for staff who have experienced workplace bullying while employed with the Attorney General's Department of New South Wales, Australia.

Name
The Victims of Workplace Bullying
Country Australia Location Melbourne
Employer All  Email  efield@netspace.net.au
Profession All Website www.bullying.com.au
The Victims of Workplace Bullying is a monthly support group run by Evelyn Field. Evelyn is a psychologist in private practice who also speaks about school and workplace bullying. Her first book " Bully Busting ( Finch 1999) has sold over 16,000 copies and can now be bought via Amazon and is currently completing a book on dealing with workplace bullying.

Name
Whistleblowers Australia
Country Australia Location National - Australia
Employer All  Email  wba@whistleblowers.org.au
Profession All Website http://www.whistleblowers.org.au
Feliks Perera is currently the National Treasurer and National Committee Member of the Whistleblowers Australia Inc., Australia. Our Forum provides a safe place for whistleblowers and would be whistleblowers to discuss their particular issues and seek advice and assistance. We also provide a forum for people to discuss their problems of abuse and victimisation, get guidance etc, We are also in the business of lobbying Governement for safe Whistleblower legislation, legal recognition of the right to speak against wrongdoing both in the public and private sector workplaces etc

Name
WBA Proposed Group
Country Australia Location Queensland
Employer All  Email  feliksperera@yahoo.com
Profession All Website http://www.whistleblowers.org.au
A new Whistleblowers Australia support group is forming. Contact Feliks Perera Tel./Fax (07) 5448 8218 or the email above.

SOUTH AFRICA

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Name
Work Trauma Foundation
Country South Africa Location Johannesburg
Employer All  Email  suma@global.co.za
Profession All Website www.worktrauma.org

We will be starting up a victim support group in the West of Greater Johannesburg (Roodepoort) for victims who would like to discuss their situation in the safety and with the support of a group. With the launch of the new website on 15 April, a new internet support group for victims of workplace bullying will also become operational: SA Bully-support.

INTERNATIONAL

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Name BALM (Bullied and Abused Lives in Ministry)
Country England (based in) Location International (covers)
"Employer" Inter-denominational Email  BALM@balmnet.co.uk
"Profession" Authorised Christian Ministry - lay or ordained, remunerated
or voluntary
Website http://www.balmnet.co.uk
BALM exists almost entirely on the internet, providing information and resources for anyone who has been bullied or abused whilst in authorised Christian Ministry, and raising awareness of how damaging such abuse can be. Further details can be found on our website, which includes links to other internet resources as well as to some more localised organisations supporting those in ministry.

Name
bullied at British Airways (baBA)
Country England (based in) Location LHR/International (covers)
Employer BA Email  info@bulliedatbritishairways.com
Profession All Website

Coming soon...

baBA is a support group started by an ex-member of staff retired on the grounds of ill-health due to bullying. Support is offered in person around LHR or by email worldwide. A members only discussion forum is also in operation. Specific advice is available regarding BA's grievance procedure, legal and health issues. Complete confidentiality is assured. Please note the website will be launched soon, for more details please email them.

Name
Online Target Support Group (OTSG)
Country All Location Internet based, worldwide
Employer All Email  otsg@jfo.org.uk
Profession All Website

www.jfo.org.uk/info/interactive (jfo:i)

The OTSG has been created by jfo to ensure that all online targets have a place where they can talk in a safe environment through its restricted membership, as well as having a voice in campaigning through its membership of the Network. The OTSG is represented by a nominated member of the group.

Name
Workbully Support [WBS]
Country All Location Internet based with UK meetings
Employer All Email   
Profession All Website

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/workbully-support/

Workbully Support was established in 2000 as an offshoot of Andy Ellis' website. They have nearly 800 members and are arguably the most active and constructive internet-based support group. Pleasant and well attended [UK] social meetings are becoming a regular fixture! [Also appear in England section due to location of meetings]

 

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