Pupils and staff at Rydal Penrhos turned out in yellow to mark World Mental Health Day.
The global event took place on Monday, October 10, and the school community donated £1 to wear a yellow item, with all proceeds going towards YoungMinds UK.
Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression and on average, three children in every classroom in the UK have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day as an opportunity to raise “awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health”.
Head of English and Drama Leah Crimes, said: “Every day, and all around us, people often experience personal crises, from losing a loved one, going through a stressful situation at work, or experiencing a serious physical illness.
“There are also people who sadly experience abuse and/or violence, all of which increase stress and the likelihood of developing mental health problems. We need to be conscious of the need to provide the right support when people experience the stress of traumatic events, both in the global context and on an individual level.”
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.
They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.
- Staff at Rydal Penrhos wearing yellow in support of World Mental Health Day.