Highfield Prep in Maidenhead believes that mental health is just as important as physical health and World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity to reflect on this, and highlight the importance of mental health, to the whole school community, not just for this one day but also for the rest of the year.
As part of the celebrations for World Mental Health Day, the school will take part in the Young Minds #HelloYellow campaign, and all pupils have been asked to come into school wearing something yellow – to raise awareness for staff, pupils, and parents of the importance of looking after individual mental health.
The school assembly will discuss supporting mental health and being present for others. A whole school photo of the children in their bright yellow clothes will be prominently displayed as a constant reminder of mental health throughout the whole year.
A further initiative includes a creative artwork challenge where children will be encouraged to make a flower. The message for the challenge is how each flower is individual, but all can grow and develop together. The display will feature at the school throughout the year.
Highfield Prep is committed to mental health growth and development throughout the year, and the activity for World Mental Health Day provides a platform for positive conversations throughout the school community.
Read more about the IET World Mental Health Day campaign