Workplace Bullying & “The Elephant in the Environment”

Thursday 19th September 2019, 12:30 – 1:30pm 

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Presenter: Maree McLeay

“The Art of Wellbeing”

Maree is a Professional Supervisor, Registered Social Work Practitioner, Wellness Coach, Wellbeing Specialist, Leadership and Management Consultant

Over a period of 30 years, Maree has developed experience working in human services and public relations in health, statutory and business environments across a diversity of workplaces, roles and culture. Maree has a passion first for her Family, and for contributing to the health and wellbeing of people in the workplace to give the opportunity for enjoyment in every day life and positive healthy work environments.

Maree has formal qualifications in Social Work, Business Management with key papers in Human Resources, Professional Supervision papers, Certified Wellness Coach, Leadership, Communication personal development.


The recent inclusion of Workplace Bullying as a serious hazard causing harm in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is a huge step forward in dealing with Workplace Bullying.

New Zealand has, according to research, the 2nd highest rate of workplace bullying in the OECD, one of the highest rates of family violence, child abuse, hazardous alcohol consumption in the OECD and serious suicide and mental health issues permeating our social environment. We have a health system treating a high rate of stress related health issues, some terminal and extremely life sanctioning. There is a tremendous cost to the spirit of our society and an extreme fiscal cost.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is bullying?
  • The experience of targets
  • The bystander effect
  • Organisational impact
  • “The Antidote” A solution focused Wellbeing strategy

Core competencies 4, 5, 8, 9.