Recognising Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day! All students and staff are encouraged to wear pink and join the global movement that celebrates diversity, promotes positive relationships and takes a stand against bullying. 

Here in Aotearoa New Zealand the Pink Shirt Day campaign is run by the Mental Health Foundation. Celebrated annually, the campaign is all about creating schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected.   

How you can get involved at UC on Pink Shirt Day: 

  • Wear pink to show your support and raise awareness about bullying. 
  • Start conversations with your family, friends and colleagues about bullying and ways to create a more supportive and inclusive culture. 
  • Take action and be an upstander if you see or hear bullying happening, using your words or actions to help the person being bullied. 
  • Spread the word about Pink Shirt Day on your social media and personal networks, sharing stories about how bullying has affected you or someone you know, and tagging us @ucwellbeing on Instagram or emailing your photos to 

Events include: 

  • May 13-17 Positivity Wall, Puaka-James Hight Central Library & The Living Room 
  • May 13-17 Wear Pink to the Rec Centre to go into the draw T&C’s apply 
  • May 14               T-shirt Making Workshop, Te Rua Makerspace, PJH 10am-12pm 
  • May 15               Connect Zone, The Living Room 12-2pm 
  • May 16               Toastie Thursday, The Living Room 12-2pm 
  • May 17               Photobooth & Giveaways, The Living Room 11-2pm 

For more information on what is available click here. 

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