We're fundraising for Pink Shirt Day
I don't really talk about it, but I have experienced bullying first hand.
I have experienced how bullying plants seeds of doubt in a young mind, that grow like weeds well into adulthood despite ones best attempts to root them out.
Once these weeds take hold it can become a lifetimes work to rid oneself of them, but they are always there, waiting to spring up once again.
I'm sure we can all agree that we do not want this plight for our children.
So that is why I am encouraging you to stand with me against bulling on pink shirt day by donating towards bullying prevention.
This Pink Shirt Day (Friday, 20 May 2022), I'm joining the movement to Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! Will you join me?
On Pink Shirt Day, Aotearoa comes together to take a stand against bullying and celebrate diversity in all its forms by supporting schools, workplaces, and communities to be safe, supportive, welcoming, and inclusive of all.
Did you know Aotearoa has the third-highest rate of school bullying out of 36 OECD countries, that one in 10 workers feels discriminated against, harassed, or bullied at work and that our rainbow (LGBTQIA+) communities face even higher rates of bullyingStudies show people who are bullied are more likely to experience mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.
Will you help me to create a kinder Aotearoa, where everyone feels safe, valued and respected?
Your donation to the Mental Health Foundation this Pink Shirt Day will help to reduce bullying; through raising awareness about bullying prevention, funding education workshops and supplying thousands of free resources that promote inclusive workplaces, schools and communities.
Please support this important kaupapa and donate to our page today. Every little bit counts!
Ngā mihi/Thank you
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