Pink Shirt Day Event 2021

​In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

NZ has the second-highest rates of bullying in the world leading to increased rates of suicide within workplaces.

1 out of 10 individuals have been bullied in the workplace and have suicidal ideations – this is an extremely alarming number if you are the manager of a large organisation.

This year, PressGo hosted an event in support of pink shirt day to educate and empower managers, employers, HR, H&S and business leaders to break down bullying in the workplace.
Enjoy a night of networking with other local business people in the Waikato.

MCing this event is the amazing Pip Loader

Pip is passionate about working with leaders to build committed, engaged, productive and effective teams. Her work helps leaders, teams and organisations put the fundamentals in place to build great teams. Her clients experience greater chemistry, greater clarity and greater confidence, to keep up with the pace of change and deliver value, faster more effective than they ever thought possible. Pip has a kick a$$ personality that brings the room together and challenges the audience not only to think about positive change but be part of the change they want to see by taking the first step.

Our first speaker will be Jaime Lomas from DTI Lawyers

Jaime joined DTI Lawyers as an Associate in 2018 after spending the previous 10 years working in the specialist employment and resource management team of a large Hamilton firm. She takes a pragmatic and practical approach to achieve commercial and workable solutions for her clients. She is committed to understanding the issues her clients face and the impact on their businesses or on them personally. Jaime will be talking about the legal aspects of workplace bullying. What it is, what it isn't. The things managers/ employers should know and how to ensure you have ticked all the boxes that fit into H&S.

Our Second Speaker is Simon Diprose from - Relationship Manager from EAP Services Limited.

Simon joined EAP Services in 2018 as a Relationship Manager. He is passionate about helping business leaders understand their role and responsibilities when it comes to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. Simon will be talking about Employee Assistance Programmes and how they can empower your teams and provide tools to deal effectively with workplace challenges.

Our Third Speaker is Jeremy Dean from riders&elephants.

Jeremy is the founder of riders&elaphants.

Jeremy enjoys switching off from technology and goes flyfishing with his wife and beagle puppy. He designs simple, human card games to help leaders unleash emotions at work. One of these games, The Emotional Culture Deck, is used by over 100,000 people in 42 countries. Jeremy's going to share his game with us and dive into the story about how this beautifully simple game unlocks emotion-led communication about workplace culture that can be used to help navigate a variety of challenges in the workplace (and at home).

Photo Credit: Ramen Media

Simon Diprose- EAP Service, Pip Loader - Event MC, Cat Cook - PressGo, Jaime Lomas - DTI Lawyers, Jeremy Dean- riders&selephants.

To view the full album go to - PressGo Facebook

These amazing cards were on sale on the night of the event and 100% of the proceeds went to the Mental Health Foundation 

This event would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors:

This event also raised funds for two Charities

1. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand - 

Raised over $2250 for the MHFNZ.

The MHFNZ is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

2. Progress to Health

 $961 from the ticket sales went to Progress to Health.

Progress to Health is a community-based organisation supporting people with long-term mental health conditions or disabilities throughout the Waikato, Taranaki and Taupo.With expertise in mental well-being, they work to support people to make positive changes in their lives by achieving personal goals and reconnecting with their community.

This event was brought to you by PressGo

A social enterprise providing Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops for the workplace - for every Kiwi to work well.


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