World Mental Health Day - 10th October 2022
6th October 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
RE: World Mental Health Day – Monday 10th October
Next Monday is World Mental Health Day and at Beauclerc and Chennestone schools, we will be marking the event with discussions and activities in class and assembly. This is an important day in our School calendar as it raises awareness of mental health and allows us to support the amazing Young Minds charity who work tirelessly to provide help and advice to young people and their families. The day is a chance for us to show young people who are struggling with their mental health that they are not alone.
The theme of 2022's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority'. The Day gives us a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling. This also forms part of our PSHE curriculum and the pastoral support that we offer children daily.
In the UK, an estimated five children in every classroom have a mental health problem and 80% of young people with mental health needs said the pandemic made their mental health worse. Join us to show young people that how they feel matters, and help us create a future where all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. To take part, we ask that children wear something yellow on this day – it can be an entire yellow outfit or something as simple as a yellow ribbon, socks or scarf. They will not need to wear school uniform on this day. It would be lovely to see parents/carers wearing yellow at drop off too, so please feel free to join in!
We would like to support this fabulous charity by donating via the Young Minds website on https://www.youngminds.org.uk/support-us/donate/. The money you donate will help provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. As well as offering young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in. Your donation will help create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.
We are really looking forward to the school being a sea of sunshine on this day and we thank you for your support with this special cause.
Mrs Jenny Govender
Inclusion and Wellbeing Lead