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Pupils from Hardenhuish School in Chippenham have joined schools from across the region in celebrating Hello Yellow Day in order to raise awareness around mental health issues in young people.

The day was organised by Young Minds, national charity supporting young people’s mental health, and saw pupils spend time in tutor sessions designing positive cards for other people, which were then distributed across the Hardenhuish community, while positive messages regarding mental health strategies and where to seek support were shared in assemblies.

A Hello Yellow photo booth allowed the chance for some fun!

In addition, as part of the non-uniform day, pupils wore yellow clothes and got involved with the Hello Yellow photo booth style activity. As the photos show, the yellow wigs, glasses and microphones were put to good use! Furthermore, to help raise money for Young Minds, eight members of the Hardenhuish staff are running in the Oxford Half marathon this weekend. You can support their efforts by clicking here.

Students distributed positive thoughts across the Hardenhuish community

“Hello Yellow is a great way to highlight the message of encouraging people to look for support if they are finding things difficult, and to look after others within our community,” said Emma Barton, Hardenhuish’s mental health lead. “By getting involved in the Hello Yellow events, it helps our pupils to see that they are not alone with their mental health and that someone is always there for them. During this week we shared wellbeing strategies and all pupils took part in a whole school acts of kindness. Raising money for the amazing charity Young Minds can also help us make a difference to other young people who may be struggling.”