Workplaces

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Join the movement to spread aroha and kindness to end bullying!
91.3% of workers have experienced at least one form of bullying in the past 12 months. Frequently bullied workers are at least 10 times more likely to face job burnout, anxiety, or depression.

"I think as we continue to recognise and participate in Pink Shirt Day each year, we build and strengthen the message of supporting each other, celebrating our diversity and being an inclusive workplace. I like that the business gets behind it and that for that day we send such a powerful statement - not only to each other, but to our customers too."

– Pink Shirt Day workplace participant 2023

Here are some ideas to help you bring Pink Shirt Day to life in your workplace or organisation:
  • Download our  free resources, including posters, compliment cards, bunting, cupcake toppers, photo props and more!

  • Download our workplace toolkit. Bullying is common in New Zealand workplaces, but at times it can be difficult to know exactly what it is or what you and your workplace can do to prevent and address it. This toolkit outlines common questions around identifying bullying, how you can be an Upstander and ways you can build and sustain a positive working environment.

  • Embrace diversity through kōrero. We know that embracing diversity and allowing people to bring their whole selves to work can help create a mentally healthy workplace culture that has zero tolerance for bullying. One way you can celebrate diversity in your team is by getting to know each other and connecting with curiosity. Our Diversi-tea Kōrero Starter activity is an easy way to begin a kōrero and learn more about your hoamahi/colleagues.

  • Host a Pink Shirt Day fundraising event. By running a Pink Shirt Day fundraiser, you’re not only helping your own colleagues become kinder and more inclusive, you’re supporting other workplaces and schools to be places where people feel safe and valued and aren’t afraid to be themselves.

  • Have a ‘pink’ casual Friday and ask staff to donate.

  • Promote the official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt to your staff. Depending on your team size you could buy or subsidise them. T-shirts are available from selected Cotton On stores and online from late April. 100% of net proceeds support our work. If you’d like to make a bulk order for your team members, email [email protected]

  • Ask staff to bring their pinkest, most delicious creations for a special morning tea. Collect donations in return for a sweet treat. We have official Pink Shirt Day cupcake toppers and bunting to download.

  • If you’re in hospitality, create a pink treat to sell on the day and donate the proceeds. Be sure to give your customers a quick run-down of the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa!

  • Hold a pink quiz to engage your workplace on Pink Shirt Day, while also having some fun with your hoamahi!

More ways to keep the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa alive all year round:

  • Be an Upstander, not a bystander. An Upstander is a supportive bystander who uses words/actions that can help someone who is being bullied. Find out how you can be an Everyday Upstander here.

  • Check out the Book reviews section to find reviews of books about workplace bullying-prevention, diversity and kindness.

  • Read real stories about all kinds of people and organisations who have either experienced bullying or are taking a stand against it.

Effective workplace strategies to prevent workplace bullying:

  • Implement strong and well communicated policies and processes regarding bullying.

  • Have leadership commitment to preventing bullying and intervening when it occurs.

  • Demonstrate, support and encourage positive communication.

  • Implement practices that affirm diversity.

Download our workplace bullying prevention toolkit, along with our suite of handy workplace resources below. These have been specifically designed to help workplaces build positive environments and prevent bullying all year round.

Resources
Bullying prevention webinar - 2023
Bullying prevention webinar - 2023
Hear from leading experts in workplace wellbeing/health and safety, mental health, and diversity and equity in Aotearoa.
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Workplace toolkit
Workplace toolkit
A resource designed to help workplaces build positive environments and prevent bullying.
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About bullying
About bullying
It isn’t uncommon to hear someone say something insensitive or mean to someone else. Although these comments or actions are not okay, bullying has some specific features that make it much more serious and harmful.
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Poster sets – main poster
Poster sets – main poster
Te reo Māori and English poster sets to help you promote PSD in your workplace, school or community.
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Upstander poster
Upstander poster
The Upstander poster helps you promote the key upstander actions in your workplace, school or community year round.
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Compliment poster
Compliment poster
Celebrate kindness by giving out tear-off compliments to students, hoamahi (colleagues) and friends.
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Email signatures
Email signatures
Spread the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa through your emails! Choose one of our two pink email signatures to download.
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Zoom/Teams backgrounds
Zoom/Teams backgrounds
Brighten up your video calls on Pink Shirt Day by using one of our pink backgrounds.
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Workplace certificates
Workplace certificates
Recognise Pink Shirt Day values with personalised certificates at work.
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Powerpoint template
Powerpoint template
Talking about Pink Shirt Day at work or school? Use our powerpoint template for your presentation.
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Speech bubble photo props – A4
Speech bubble photo props – A4
Get creative and have some fun with our Pink Shirt Day photo props.
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Stencil
Stencil
Use this stencil to make your own t-shirt, posters, or other Pink Shirt Day creations!
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Newsletter template
Newsletter template
Share information about Pink Shirt Day and how you plan to celebrate it with your community
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Facebook cover
Facebook cover
Extend the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa to your Facebook page by downloading our pink cover photo.
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Cupcake toppers
Cupcake toppers
Add some pizazz to your Pink Shirt Day cupcakes with these cupcake flags!
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Computer screensaver
Computer screensaver
Brighten up your screen with one of our Pink Shirt Day 2024 screensavers.
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Pages
Workplace Bullying Research
Workplace Bullying Research
Read the latest national and international research on workplace bullying and how to prevent it - and access resources related to the kaupapa.
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Higher frequency bullying remains significant in workforce
Higher frequency bullying remains significant in workforce
Over 90 per cent of the workforce in Aotearoa New Zealand has reported experiencing intermittent bullying in the past year, according to research led by Professor Jarrod Haar, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mahuta.
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Supporters

Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation with support from InsideOUT, the Peace Foundation, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Indigenous Youth Hub, the Human Rights Commission, Bullying-Free NZ Week, Cook Islands Development Agency.
Mental Health Foundation The Peace Foundation InsideOUT Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) Bullying-Free NZ Week the Human Rights Commission Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Indigenous Youth Hub Cook Islands Development Agency
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