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November 12, 2015

Anti-bullying month

Filed under: Advice & Support,Developing Knowledge — Tags: , , , , — Karen Bush @ 9:01 am
November is Anti-Bullying Month and National Anti-Bullying week takes place during the week of 16-20 November 2015.

Anti-bullying-week-2015

Verbal bullying can be just as damaging, if not more damaging than physical bullying.

Why?

Because it really attacks us psychologically.   Name-calling, constant teasing, abusive comments that attack a person can have a long-term impact.

e-Crime Conference

The focus of this year’s anti-bullying campaign is ‘Cyberbullying and e-Safety’.  Equality and Diversity have arranged a half-day e-Crime Conference at the Wivenhoe House Conference Centre on 18 November 2015  around this theme.    All staff are welcome to attend, booking your place via HR Organiser. Local schools have also been invited.

The conference has proved very popular, but each week the numbers change a little, so to avoid empty seats I am writing to let you know that there are a handful of places left for the half-day event and a couple of spaces left for the special lunchtime talk by Ms Lorin La Fave.

Support for our community

Harassment Advisory Network

The University’s Harassment Advisory Network is made up of a team of appointed and trained Harassment Advisers who offer a confidential ‘signposting’ service for staff, students and visitors who may be experiencing some form of harassment or bullying. All of the advisers are volunteers who are committed to helping staff and students to work and study in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Mobile 07948 187107 (Text)

Confidential Email harass@essex.ac.uk

The service covers the Colchester campus, the Southend Campus and the Loughton Campus.

 If you do not want to speak to a Harassment adviser and you feel that you are being harassed or bullied by telephone, email or any other electronic means, you can fill in an Electronic/telephone Harassment Report Form.

Counselling and support services

The University has arrangements in place to provide a free and confidential counselling and support service for staff through our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with Validium.

To access or to find out more about the EAP counselling and support services, call the Validium team.

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