Pink Shirt Day

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Join the Pink Shirt Day movement on Friday, 18 May! New Zealanders will be standing together to end bullying and spread kindness on the day and all year long.

Pink Shirt Day is a global day that celebrates diversity and creates environments where all people can feel safe, valued and respected. Each year, workplaces, schools, organisations and individuals join the movement to make a stand against bullying.

Bullying is a serious issue in New Zealand  our schools have the second highest rate of bullying out of 51 countries, and 1 in 5 workers are affected by bullying. People who identify as part of the rainbow community experience higher rates of bullying, and studies show people who are bullied are more likely to experience mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts.

Pink Shirt Day is more than a day, it’s a movement  and it’s easy to get involved! Register for Pink Shirt Day 2018 to stay updated on the campaign and how to prevent bullying and celebrate diversity throughout the year.

Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation, with support from: The Human Rights Commission, Bullying-Free NZ Week, The Peace Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA), Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust, Auckland District Health Board Peer Sexuality Support Programme (PSSP), Youthline and Emerge Aotearoa.

Contact

Rachael Clarke
Senior Communications and Marketing Officer
09 623 4810 ext 806
rachael.clarke@mentalhealth.org.nz

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