On Friday 21 May Mercy staff wore pink to acknowledge their collective stance against bullying for Pink Shirt Day.
During the week leadership training and team talks were held to raise awareness about how to identify and report bullying and fostering healthy work environments. The week closed with staff participating in a pink-themed bake off featuring an impressive array of cakes, cookies and decorated treats. Prizes were awarded for winners of the bake off and for best dressed on the day.
Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.