NHS Health Scotland
Outcome Indicators


6.6 Activities in the home, workplace and school to reduce violence and bullying should target employees, children, teachers and parents


Living with or experiencing violence or the fear of violence, including psychological abuse, is a significant risk factor for poor mental health. Violence includes bullying at school and in the workplace, violence in the home either as domestic violence or child abuse, violence in the workplace, and violence against certain sections of society.[1, 2, 3]


  1. Parkinson J (2007). Establishing a core set of national, sustainable mental health indicators for adults in Scotland: Final report. NHS Health Scotland: Glasgow.

  2. Adi Y, Killoran A, Janmohamed K, Stewart-Brown S (2007). Systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to promote mental wellbeing in children in primary education: Report 1: Universal Approaches Non-violence related outcomes. NICE: London.

  3. Dewe, P. and Kompier, M (2008). Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project. Wellbeing and work: Future challenges. The Government Office for Science: London.