"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
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.