What is #HelloYellow?
On World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10th October 2019), thousands of schools, offices, companies and community groups wore yellow to raise vital funds for YoungMinds.
South Cumbria PRU took part in this day to raise awareness and wore yellow items of clothing to get the students to ask the questions of ‘why yellow’ and allow conversations to be had around mental health. We also had cake and a chat at break time and students added what made them feel positive or positive quotes to speech bubbles which have been displayed for all students to see in the centre.
There were other activities all that week to do with what mental health is, what support is out there, and how to seek help. Also looked at was the stigma around mental health and how this can be changed, as we should think of our mental health to be like our physical health – something we should look after and monitor.
Over the coming months we will be doing more around mental health awareness within the centre.