Readers of this blog will remember how I revealed THE HARSH TRUTH ABOUT LIFE AT MIND INFOLINE & ITS LINK TO MIND’S WORKPLACE BULLYING CULTURE . It clearly showed that far from being an in-house service the Infoline is actually outsourced to a call centre ,Connect Assist , based in the South Wales Valleys, where wages are … Continue reading MIND INFOLINE MANAGERS EARN HALF THE AMOUNT MIND MANAGERS EARN!
It's almost 3 years to the day since Hazel Flynn , my Head of Department at mental health charity MIND, sacked me just for disclosing to my work colleagues that I was being bullied by my manager Kate Boulton ( Flynn's good friend of many years before Flynn created a job for her at MIND). … Continue reading HOW MIND ABUSE NON DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS TO SILENCE VICTIMS OF BULLYING
Until I went to work for MIND I had never heard of the term 'gaslighting'. That of course quickly changed when I became one of the long line of victims of their workplace bullying and other victims came forward with their own shocking experiences. Toxic cultures of workplace bullying and abuse and gaslighting go hand … Continue reading GASLIGHTING BY PAUL FARMER CEO BULLYING CHARITY MIND
Not a lot about MIND shocks me I must say. However I was pretty shocked to find out that the staff team at MIND's area office for Wales ( aka MIND Cymru) has increased by almost 250% since Sara Moseley took over as Director just over 3 years ago. There are now around 37 staff … Continue reading MIND – THE GROWTH OF THE EMPIRE IN WALES
I'm grateful for the many people who have contacted me since I published yesterday's blog post HOW MIND CYMRU ATTEMPTS TO INFILTRATE THE HEALTH BOARDS IN WALES It seems there's far more to this than meets the eye. What I was unaware of is that the role of Vice Chair on a local health board has … Continue reading FURTHER SHOCK REVELATIONS ABOUT MIND’S ATTEMPTS TO INFILTRATE THE HEALTH BOARDS
When I worked a Mind Cymru I remember well a meeting with a leading CEO of a local MIND in Wales in which he told me , 'MIND Cymru need the local MINDS more than we need them.' He was referring to the historical tension and mistrust about the behaviour and attitude of national MIND … Continue reading HOW MIND CYMRU ATTEMPTS TO INFILTRATE THE HEALTH BOARDS IN WALES
An employee of a Welsh local Mind group recently posted on MIND's facebook a comment concerning the lack of funding that small local Mind groups like hers receive. She stated ' Nothing gets filtered to local Minds!' As this was in the public domain Mind's extensive PR/Comms/Social Media team quickly went into overdrive to provide a … Continue reading MIND – WHERE DO THE MILLIONS GO??
This time last year if someone told me that the bullying culture at Mind Cymru would be top news story on all BBC Wales outlets just 4 months later I probably would not have believed them. But it did happen and finally the long standing culture of abuse at the mental health charity was exposed … Continue reading AN ALTERNATIVE REVIEW OF 2018 AT MIND CYMRU… AND WHAT WILL 2019 HOLD?
....NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL! MIND will normally use any opportunity to promote itself and latch onto campaigns that are mental health related and can bring in some income. This blog has often highlighted the clear link between bullying & mental health. 'Being the victim of a bully can be a devastating experience, and can … Continue reading IT’S ANTI BULLYING WEEK…HERE’S WHAT MIND HAS TO SAY ABOUT ITS IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH….
Following on from my blog post from earlier this week highlighting the misuse of Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s), the matter has now had top billing in the news following Lord Hain’s disclosure under parliamentary privilege concerning allegations surrounding tycoon Sir Philip Green. There was a very interesting opening debate on last night's Question Time on BBC … Continue reading OPINION -HOW MEDIA ATTENTION ON NDA’S IMPACTS ON MIND & VICTIMS OF WORKPLACE BULLYING