Pink Shirt Day at Mercy

We will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day on the 19th of May

On Friday 19 May 2023, Aotearoa will become a sea of pink as schools, workplaces and communities join the Pink Shirt Day movement.

By taking part, we will be helping to stamp out bullying by celebrating and promoting kindness.

This year we will have a few things on for you all to get involved and show support for the movement. 

Following a staff survey for Pink Shirt Day in 2021, it highlighted staff wanted more information on the subject of anti-bullying. To facilitate this and provide you all with information on anti-bullying, learning modules will be made available to you all in Tautoko. 

These modules will be released in the coming weeks and will be available for a month to complete.

Information about Pink Shirt Day and Anti-bullying will also be available in tea rooms and we encourage you all to familiarise yourselves with our Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy and associated documents on SharePoint. 

Activities for Pink Shirt Day

As we've done in previous years, we encourage you all to wear pink on the 19th to show your support for the movement. 

You are able to purchase an official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt from Cotton On for $25 (as pictured below). All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly to the Mental Health Foundation.

Please note, you are more than welcome to wear official Pink Shirt Day t-shirts from previous years or any appropriate pink item of clothing you have in your closet on the day. 

Image by: Adele Tregoning

Pink Scavenger Hunt

This year, we will be holding a Pink Scavenger Hunt. The scavenger hunt will start at 2pm on Pink Shirt Day (19th) and there will be a number of pink items for teams to find located in non-patient areas. 

If you'd like to join the scavenger hunt and be in the running to win a prize, please:

 More information on the hunt will be sent to you closer to the day following your team entry. 

If a scavenger hunt isn't your cup of tea and you low-key would like to show support, we encourage you to bring a plate to share with your team on the day. If there's anything that brings people together, it's food! 

Your plate of food can be anything from pink, foods that are significant in your culture, family, something you find comforting to eat or makes you happy or is meaningful to you in some way. 


We will be fundraising for Pink Shirt Day. All funds raised will go directly to the Mental Health Foundation so please keep an eye out on the day for this. 

If you'd like to donate, please use the QR Code below:

Image by: Adele Tregoning

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