Kiwis are being encouraged to stand together to stop bullying as we commemorate Pink Shirt Day on Friday, 16 October.
Led by the Mental Health Foundation, this is an opportunity for your workplace to be part of the movement to end bullying, celebrate diversity and spread aroha and kindness, while raising money to support the kaupapa.
The Pink Shirt Day website has information and resources for workplaces including posters, stickers and e-signatures.
There is a workplace tool kit that defines workplace bullying, demonstrates the impact bullying can have on business performance and how to create an environment where bullying can’t flourish.
For more comprehensive training, sign up for Diversity Works New Zealand’s online Creating Respectful Workplaces workshop. Facilitated by Massey University’s Professor Bevan Catley, this 90-minute training provides an introduction to understanding the dynamics of workplace bullying and harassment in New Zealand workplaces. Additionally, participants will be introduced to key concepts and initiatives that can enhance healthy and respectful working relationships.
If you would like to spread the word about Pink Shirt Day or if your team wants to raise money for the development of resources and programmes to create environments that are safe, supportive, inclusive and free from bullying, get ideas and information here.