During World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, we were busy out and about supporting it.
Young Minds encouraged us to wear yellow on the day to raise awareness and let people know that they are not on their own. It was great to see the many tweets and posts supporting #helloyellow. We saw some famous faces rocking their best yellow outfits, we also got involved and definitely said #helloyellow.
The Young Minds website has lots of information as well as blogs from people talking about their experiences. Sometimes we can all feel a little overwhelmed and that emotions are out of your control. Have a look at the section about looking after yourself for some great tips.
The School Nurses went into schools in Redhill and Reigate with our display board to promote the importance of mental health, and also to advise you on where you can access help and support. We promoted our #SSH website and CHAT HEALTH as well as other services such as Kooth, Mind and Young Minds.
Whilst we were there, we asked you to write down either a positive word, something fun that you had done this week or something that you enjoyed doing to help you relax. We then asked you to stick this to the display board so that we could create a display of ‘happiness’ which everyone enjoyed.
In another school, two groups of students had a mindfulness session with one of the school nurses, which was very successful. The school nurses also took the stands to raise awareness of mental health. An important message they spoke about was where to access support if/when in crisis.
We enjoyed both these visits to schools, wearing #helloyellow.