Department of Health
know better be better

The Department of Health and Human Services and WorkSafe Victoria have collaborated to create a bullying and harassment awareness campaign called Know Better, Be Better aimed at all healthcare workers and leaders in Victorian public health services.

Why 'Know Better, Be Better'?

Every year, one in six healthcare workers report they’ve been bullied at least once. One in ten healthcare workers has been sexually harassed. Bullying and harassment can cause serious health issues in our workplace.

Workplace bullying and harassment can cause physical and mental health issues including high blood pressure, skin and gastrointestinal problems, headaches, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

The healthcare sector suffers from this toxic culture.

We all need to work together to stop inappropriate behaviour.

The campaign Know Better, Be Better includes resources and information to ensure all healthcare workers are aware of the behaviours that are defined as bullying and harassment, of the relevant workplace procedures, and of the importance of working together to eliminate inappropriate behaviours.

Bullying case study - Ravi (video transcript)

Harassment (video transcript)

Reviewed 15 November 2021


Contact details

Worker Wellbeing Department of Health

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