One in five Kiwis get bullied at work

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Culture Safe NZ director Aland Halse says the government’s mental health and addiction review should include bullying in its terms of reference.

And it’s time the government recognises that bullying is treated as a health and safety matter, not an employment issue.

CultureSafe NZ is taking the lead in this space by holding a conference where a world authority on workplace bullying will speak.

Dr Gary Namie of the US-based Workplace Bullying Institute will speak at the event, he joined Stephen McIvor on RadioLIVE Drive to talk about the effects of workplace bullying and what people can do.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, call Lifeline on 0800 543 354, the Suicide Prevention Helpline on 0508 828 865, Healthline on 0800 611 116 or Youthline at 0800 376 633.

If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

Listen to the full interview with Dr Gary Namie above.

Drive with Stephen McIvor, in for Ali Mau, 3pm - 6pm Weekdays and streaming live on 'rova' channel 9 - available on Android and iPhone.