10 October 2019

The College went yellow for #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day, when students were encouraged to wear yellow accessories.

The #HelloYellow campaign is run by the Young Minds Organisation, whose mission is to see a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October, a display was set up in The Street with information and literature from Young Minds.

Awareness events took place throughout the day and some of our Sixth Form Qualified Peer Listeners were available for special listening sessions during break and lunch. One, Leo, even dressed up as a banana! Leo said: “Everyone should be treated the same, no matter what they are going through.”

Fellow Peer Listener, Sam, added: “We’re here today to answer questions. And if any student feels they need to speak to us about something at any time, they just need to come to us, and we’ll listen to them.”

Director of Specialist Services, Mr Kelly, said: “As a College, we do a lot to raise awareness of the issues around mental health and it’s great to see the students really get involved in today’s events.

“It’s important that the message is made clear that there is no stigma attached to mental health or that you might need someone to talk to,” he added.