World Mental Health Day

Marine Academy says #HelloYellow on

World Mental Health Day

 

Marine Academy is taking part in #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day (10th October) to show young people they’re not alone with their mental health. Pupils at the school will wear something yellow and share mental health messages to spread the word that, whatever you’re going through, you can talk to someone if you’re struggling to cope. They will also raise vital funds for YoungMinds, the children and young people’s mental health charity, which has organised the event.

Mr Price said “mental health of young people in particular is an issue that everyone should be aware of. Schools have a vital role to play not just in supporting individual students, but in raising awareness and helping to remove the stigma that can surround mental health issues.”

Jade Zelkowicz, Community Fundraising Manager for YoungMinds, said: “We know that young people face a huge range of pressures, including exam stress, bullying and concerns about body image. When these pressures become overwhelming, it can be an incredibly isolating experience, and the smallest gesture of support can make a huge difference. “By wearing yellow trousers, a yellow wig or painting their nails yellow, thousands of children and teachers across the country are showing their support. We’re extremely grateful to everyone who’s taking part.” To find out more about #HelloYellow or to make a donation, go to www.youngminds.org.uk