Children say Hello Yellow in support of mental health

October 9, 2020

The corridors, classrooms and playgrounds at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools were filled with yellow on Friday (9th October) in support of mental health and wellbeing.

Children and staff across the family of schools came together to raise funds for two mental health charities – Mindstep Foundation and Young Minds.

The event was held to mark World Mental Health Day and the children and staff were delighted to throw their support behind #HelloYellow.

Monmouth School Girls’ Prep held a host of activities, including baking, cake sales, a talent show, bingo, mask and badge making, while the children at Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep and Nursery demonstrated their art and craft and cake decorating skills.

Event organiser, Miss Joanna Johnson, C4L and Charity Co-ordinator at Monmouth School for Girls, said: “It was fantastic to see so many children, aged 13 to 18, from our five schools dressed in yellow in support of such an important cause ahead of World Mental Health Day.”

Locally-based charity, Mindstep Foundation, was founded in 2018 and helps to fund mental health research, awareness and support.

Young Minds in a national charity that supports and empowers children during periods of difficult mental health and aims to ensure that they have the best possible support to enable them to build resilience and overcome whatever challenges life throws at them.

Miss Johnson, who also teaches Philosophy and Psychology, said: “We asked everyone to do a five-step challenge by carrying out five acts of kindness, such as making someone laugh; saying something kind; reminding someone of a nice thing they did for you; smiling at them; or thanking them.

“It was a very uplifting and inspiring day and we hope that it will encourage togetherness, boost wellbeing, increase creativity and build awareness about mental health.”