WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Did you know that nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression and three children in every classroom in the UK have a diagnosable mental health disorder?
That’s why we are proud to support YoungMinds, the UK’s leading mental health charity for children and young people. Driven by their experiences, YoungMinds’ creates change so that children and young people can cope with life’s adversities, find help when needed and thrive.
On Monday 10th October, to coincide with World Mental Health Day, YoungMinds is launching a new #HelloYellow campaign to encourage everyone to get talking about mental health, and by wearing something yellow and donating £1 to help support their vital work.
It’s easy for everyone to get involved including teachers, pupils and even parents , so why not get involved and put on your favourite yellow tie, jumper or event just your socks!
For more information and to find out how you can play your part in the campaign, please phone 0207 089 5050 or email email@example.com.
You are not alone - Ask for help
Most of us feel overwhelmed or like we can’t cope with things at least once in our lives and many of us feel like that a lot more frequently. It is at times like that that you need to be able to talk to someone and not be afraid to ask for help.
Eat well - How food affects your mood
There is increasing evidence of a link between what we eat and how we feel. How we feel influences what we choose to eat or drink – and a healthy diet can protect our mental health.
Look after yourself - Boost your self-esteem
Low self-esteem can be the root cause of some mental health problems and can cause a vicious circle. You may feel bad about yourself, so you get depressed, which makes you feel even worse. Positive thinking can improve emotional wellbeing.
Look out for others - Do good to feel good
Scientists have shown that helping other people makes us happy. In fact, research suggests that people who volunteer for causes they care about tend to be happier and healthier, and even live longer.
Open up - Don’t suffer in silence
If you're struggling with how you feel and need to talk, there are organisations there to listen. Pick up the phone, drop them a line or visit their websites.
We all have mental health - Spread the word
We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health, but fear of prejudice and judgement stops too many people from getting the help they need. Help us spread the word about mental health.
Or if you've got something Yellow, stick it on and tweet YoungMinds with your photos! Don't forget to donate £1.
Founder George wears his YoungMinds Yellow T-Shirt Supporting #HelloYellow!
In Support of #WorldMentalHealthDay we created a short animated video of what it feels like to experience Anxiety. Proudly Supporting YoungMinds & #HelloYellow. This video was lovingly created by a dear friend of ours, Roger Morris.
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