When you think about the colour yellow, what pops into your head? McDonalds’ majestic golden arches? That cute lil’ Snapchat ghost fella? That bloody Coldplay song? BANANAMAN?! (This post contains some affiliated links.)
Nope. Yellow is the colour of of sunshine, hope, and happiness – and it’s being harnessed by YoungMinds for World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October 2018. With their #HelloYellow campaign, YoungMinds are asking kids around the country will be embracing the colour yellow to help spread the word that, whatever you are going through, you can talk to someone if you are struggling to cope.
More children and young people than ever before are seeking help with their mental health, but fewer than one in ten find it easy to get the support they need.
Want to get involved? Here’s how!
Tons of schools have already signed up, asking pupils to come to school on Wednesday 10 October wearing something yellow.
We’ve rounded up our favourite yellow-themed accessories:
Some schools are inviting pupils to accessorise their school uniform with anything yellow – well done, School Fellas! – but no one wants a repeat of The Night Before World Book Day, right? Here are a few easy accessories to suggest to your nippers:
Those are just a few ideas! What have we missed? Will you be raiding the wardrobe/charity shop/ASOS (delete as applicable)? Leave a comment below or send us your yellow peril snaps from the day – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
More ways to fundraise
Make and sell banana bread, yellow cupcakes or lemon drizzle cake! Get the recipe for Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain’s #helloYellow Lemon and Turmeric Oaties.
Text YMHYOO and the amount you want to give to 70070 or visit Youngminds.org.uk/donate
Mmm… McDonalds. Fundraising is hungry work. Who’s for a banana shake and salty fries? Hang on a minute, we know a cartoon about bananas…
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