Thousands say #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day
On World Mental Health Day, over 2000 schools, universities and offices took part in #HelloYellow, to show children and young people they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health.
All over the country, people dressed in yellow and took part in wellbeing activities on Tuesday 10th October. Many schools and offices created their own bunting out of mental health messages, advice and quotes. These messages helped spread the word that, whatever you’re going through, you can talk to someone if you’re struggling to cope.
From all the yellow outfits, to the yellow cake sales and games, we were thrilled to see so many of you take part in #HelloYellow.
Here are some of our #HelloYellow Highlights!
Beechwood Sacred Heart School in Tunbridge Wells wrote their mental health messages in an assembly, and hung them up around the school.
Popular TV character Horrid Henry and his friends wore their yellow outfits for the day.
St Gregory CEVC Primary School in Suffolk held a yellow cake sale and a Sixth Former at Caludon Castle School made an incredible #HelloYellow cake. The YoungMinds office also joined in with the #HelloYellow baking, staying true to the yellow theme with sunflower biscuits.
Yellow games were in full swing at The Regard Group’s #HelloYellow event, complete with yellow rubber duckies!
#HelloYellow also marked the start of YoungMinds’ takeover on the Kerrang! website, for a month of mental health-related content designed to raise awareness and spark discussion around the subject.
Everyone at YoungMinds would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that took part in #HelloYellow. Your tremendous efforts in wearing yellow, holding wellbeing assemblies, activities and bake sales made the day a huge success.
1 in 10 children and young people, aged 5-16, suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem. The awareness and funds raised through #HelloYellow will help us to continue our vital work improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people across the UK.