Can I be the one to reveal that the National Bullying "Helpline" run by Christine Pratt is a VERY suspicious organisation? It finds itself mentioned as part of the No 1. national news item this morning because Christine Pratt revealed that 3 or 4 people who work at 10 Downing Street complained to her organisation about 'bullying'. Here's how her operation works: You are feeling bullied by your boss at work. You ring the National Bullying "helpline". She asks for your details, including very importantly, the name of your employer, promising to keep all details confidential. She sends a form to you, asking for you to sign and transfer your complaint to HR and Diversity Management (very competitive rates compared to solicitors who charge Â£150 per hour). She doesn't tell you that HR and Diversity Management is run by her husband, David Pratt. She then contacts your employer without your knowledge and, having duped you with the transfer form, tells them that you've lodged a bullying complaint with her via her "helpline". Employers go along with it and also hand over money in order to set up so-called "mediation". The "mediation" begins, however the NBH are paid by both parties and the bullied employee ends up being ganged up on and paying towards their own very cheap dismissal. If you're being bullied in work, Downing Street, or wherever, DON'T ring this "helpline". They may even dispatch people to you in the middle of the night if you end up in dispute with them. I heard this some weeks ago, but it was revealed on the Today programme this morning. ps. Don't assume the obvious and make out I'm some sort of Liarbour party sympathiser. Check my previous posts. The big scam here is that Christine Pratt has Chartered Institute of Personnel Development approval - which in turn protects employers and the major political parties, who both endorse her operation and this, along with no legal definition of 'bullying' keeps bullying out of the real courts but added as an afterthought in tribunals, which continues to protect them from an onslaught of massive legal claims during the recession.