On Friday 9th October, our Senior Phase and Sixth Form will be celebrating #helloyellow day, to support Young Minds, a charity that helps young people and their families concerned about mental health and well-being.
We are inviting pupils and students to wear something yellow with their school uniform and donate £2 to this worthwhile cause. The yellow item could include yellow socks, yellow hair accessories or yellow ties, as an example.
It is widely publicised that young people’s mental health is a priority, particularly in the current situation. Young Minds supports young people and their families through a wide variety of activities, including an advice service, training and producing resources for schools and parents/carers to support young people.
Statistics released by Young Minds state:
- 1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s roughly 3 children in every classroom
- 1 in 6 young people aged 16-24 has symptoms of a common mental disorder such as depression or an anxiety disorder
- Half of all mental health problems manifest by the age of 14, with 75% by age 24
- Nearly half of 17-19 year olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women
To make your donation, please visit the Just Giving page that has been set up for this event. We ask for a donation of £2 or whatever you are able to donate, to support this fantastic charity and look forward to seeing our pupils in students wearing yellow to support Young Minds.