Harassment in the workplace

 Harassment in the workplace 

Harassment in the workplace and workplace bullying can be emotionally draining and psychologically damaging.

Workers report they often feel harassed and bullied in their workplace.

Skilled psychological therapy can reduce trauma experienced by harassed workers and assist workers to communicate effectively in their workplace. Prompt and safe return to work for employees who have been affected by workplace harassment or bullying, can be achieved by seeing a skilled Rehabilitation Psychologist.


What is Workplace bullying?

The following definition is from “Dealing with Workplace bullying” – A practical guide for employees, by SafeWork SA and Government of South Australia.

“Workplace bullying means any behaviour that is repeated, systematic and directed towards an employee or group of employees that a reasonable person, having regard to the circumstances, would expect to victimise, humiliate, undermine or threaten and which creates a risk to health and safety”. 


Rehabilitation Psychologists at Adelaide Psychological Services provide effective therapy for employees and can liaise with employers both to assist a prompt return to work and to reassure workers that a repetition of incidents is unlikely.

If you are feeling anxious about a workplace situation, visit your GP and ask for a referral to see our Rehabilitation Psychologist who will teach coping methods with workplace stresses.

For more information, call us on 8295 4150.