During the month of January, local mental health charity Mid and North East Essex Mind are asking all schools, businesses and members of the public in the mid Essex area to ‘Beat the Blues’ and wear yellow.
The idea is wear yellow for one day in January and make a donation to Mid and North East Essex Mind.
The money raised from this initiative will go directly towards the charity’s new Children and
Young People’s Service in the mid Essex area.
In an average classroom, 10 young people will have witnessed their parents separate; one will have experienced the death of a parent, and seven will have been bullied.
Three young people in every class will suffer with a mental health problem.
In 2018, the charity launched a new Children and Young People’s Early Intervention Service in Mid Essex and their aim is to be offering one to one emotional wellbeing support to every child in the area who needs it, but the charity needs your help to make this happen.
The money raised from this initiative will enable them to grow the service so they can reach every child in need of mental health support.
Steph Mills, Fundraising and Marketing Manager, says “We are really pleased to launch our new ‘Wear Yellow’ campaign this January.
The winter months can often be a tough time for some, especially for those who are experiencing mental health problems.”
If you, your school or business would like to take part in ‘Beat the Blues and Wear Yellow’ in January, simply email the fundraising team at [email protected] with your name and contact details.
The team will send you out your Beat the Blues fundraising pack in the post.