AN Oldham school has raised awareness for Children’s Mental Health Week with a sea of yellow clothing.

Last Monday, support staff, cleaners, and caterers at Oasis Academy Oldham donned bright yellow clothing to mark the week, spearheaded by children’s mental health charity Place2be which offers services within the school.

Gemma Hale, curriculum leader of PSHE, who organised the Wear Yellow Event, said: “We wanted to create a palpable buzz amongst our young people and really get them talking about the issue of mental health as its such an important part of their wellbeing”.

Kelly Richmond, the school’s Place2Be project leader added: “Since the pandemic, demand for our service has massively increased, and we need to do all that we can to ensure that we provide it”.

Activities took place throughout the week break time activities saw stalls displaying flyers and information about self-care, tips on wellbeing for young people, and information on how to ask for help if needed.

Academy principal Marie Dillon said: “It’s been a great week, the students’ wellbeing is at the very heart of our core values and so it goes without saying that Children’s Mental Health Week needed to have the impact for which it is intended, these are the issues we need to talk about with our young people”.