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Thank you for your support

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in #HelloYellow!

This year, thousands of incredible supporters across the country came together to stand out and show up for young people’s mental health. And we are so grateful.

By wearing yellow and donating to support our work, you helped show young people that they matter and that they deserve the support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Together, we made a real difference.

Want to help us make a difference next year?

Sign up now for #HelloYellow 2024
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#HelloYellow certificate 2023

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M&S and #HelloYellow

On #HelloYellow we announced our very exciting partnership with M&S, one of Britain’s most iconic brands.

M&S know how much the mental health of young people matters to their customers and colleagues. That’s why they’re joining us for #HelloYellow every year, showing their support for young people’s mental health.

Look out for all things yellow in M&S stores across the country and show your support by donating in stores.

Find out more about our partnership with M&S

How to pay in your donations

There are a number of different ways you can donate what you have raised to us. When donating, please make sure to use your ‘Supporter Reference’ and the initials 'HY' so that we know it has been raised towards the campaign.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please provide your name and email address on this form to access our bank account details. This allows us to identify your gift when it arrives in our account so we can confirm receipt of your donation and say thank you. If you add your name as a reference on the transfer even better!

You can securely donate any funds raised online through our website. When asked ‘Is your donation to go towards #HelloYellow?’ please tick yes.

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Send a cheque (payable to YoungMinds) to:

Fundraising Team
4th Floor, India House
45 Curlew Street

Please note, we are unable to accept any cash donations sent by post.

Email our #HelloYellow team for a paying-in slip, and give the address you wish it to be sent to. You can then take the slip to an HSBC bank to be paid into our account.

Contact the team

You can donate directly to the #HelloYellow fundraising page via JustGiving. All donations including Gift Aid will come directly to us so there’s nothing you need to do!

Donate through JustGiving

Thank you so much for your support. The funds you’ve raised are vital for supporting our work and helping young people to feel less alone with their mental health.

How it works

Whether you are joining us for #HelloYellow solo, with your friends and family, at your school or in your place of work, signing up and taking part is simple, and we'll support you every step of the way.

  • Sign up

    Sign up as an individual, with your company, or with your school, college or university.

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  • Start fundraising

    Personalise and share your fundraising page with friends and family.

  • Be there on the day!

    Stand out and show up for young people by wearing yellow today and raising vital funds to support our work.

Planning your day

1. Sign up

First thing's first, you need to sign up for #HelloYellow. You can sign up as an individual, with your company, or with your school, college or university. Once signed up, you will receive your digital fundraising pack and you’ll have access to our exclusive #HelloYellow resources!

Sign up for #HelloYellow 2024

2. Decide on a location

You may need to think about where to hold your event. This could be at your school or workplace, but of course you can wear yellow anywhere! If you’re setting up a #HelloYellow event in your community, you could host it from the comfort of your own home or at the local town hall. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect venue, for the perfect #HelloYellow day.

A family of five all stand together smiling wearing yellow outfits, hats and t-shirts to support #HelloYellow.

3. Tell others what you're doing

Whether it’s your friends, family, colleagues or teachers – make sure everyone knows that you will be taking part in #HelloYellow.

If you're taking part as a school, make sure the headteacher or head of department is aware you’re planning a #HelloYellow day. Taking part in #HelloYellow at school is predominantly a dress-down day, so it’s important you have support from your school’s leaders. If they need more information or have any questions, they can email us at

4. Save the date – October 2024

#HelloYellow takes place on World Mental Health Day in October.

If you’re hosting a #HelloYellow event, get your invites sent out as soon as possible and let people know the dress code – YELLOW!

If this date isn’t suitable, you can always hold your #HelloYellow day on a different date.

5. Create your JustGiving page

Now it's time to set up your fundraising page. We recommend adding information about why you're taking part in #HelloYellow and photos too.

When you’re ready, why not share the page with your colleagues, students, friends and family?

6. Plan your day and send reminders

When you sign up, we'll send you everything you need for the day, from decorations to wellbeing activities – we’ve got you covered.

On the day, the opportunities of how you can take part are endless: from a bake sale to a sweepstake, a raffle to a ‘who has the most yellow outfit’ competition.

If you’re taking part in #HelloYellow either hybrid or remotely, you can plan your activities to be via Teams or Zoom call friendly. If you’re taking part solo, you could challenge yourself to do something outside of your comfort zone.

Whatever you do, we urge you to be creative!

Once you've decided, it’s a good idea to send reminders to let everyone know the plan of action for the day and remind them to get their outfits ready!

Two children from Brooklands Primary School dressed all in yellow with yellow bear ears.

Two children from Brooklands Primary School dressed all in yellow with yellow bear ears.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue pose in their fire hats wearing yellow.

The youth interventions team at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue pose in their fire hats all wearing yellow.

7. Pick your outfit

Dig out your brightest #HelloYellow outfit. Whether you choose a splash of yellow or cover yourself head to toe in yellow – it all counts!

Three people wearing yellow with their arms around each other. Text reads: "Stand out and show up. #HelloYellow. M&S and YoungMinds".

Three people wearing yellow with their arms around each other. Text reads: "Stand out and show up". Banner at the bottom of the image shows the M&S and YoungMinds logos.

8. Shout about it on social media!

All that’s left to do is take part! Make sure you take as many photos as possible and turn socials yellow by tagging us @YoungMinds and using the hashtag #HelloYellow.

How your donations make a difference

The funds raised from #HelloYellow are vital to ensuring our vision to create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health can be a reality. Here are just a few ways funds raised through #HelloYellow can help.

  • £5

    £5 could help us reach 205 young people through #HelloYellow and show them they’re not alone with their mental health.

  • £15

    £15 raised could help ensure our Parents Helpline continues to provide advice and support to a parent worried about their child.

  • £20

    £20 could allow us to provide mental health resources to over seven schools taking part in #HelloYellow.

  • £30

    £30 could help train a young Activist, building their confidence to speak up and influence the decisions that affect the future of young people’s mental health.

  • £67.50

    £67.50 could give one parent or carer a call back from one of our independent, experienced Professional Advisors.

  • £219

    £219 could train one Parents Helpline Adviser to be on the end of the phone to provide information and support to parents and carers.

About #HelloYellow

Two children from Forest Park Prep School wearing yellow in the classroom and making faces at the camera.

#HelloYellow launched in 2016 to show young people they’re not alone.

Since then, thousands of schools, companies and communities have come together and made World Mental Health Day that little bit brighter by wearing something yellow and donating to YoungMinds. We’ve been blown away by our supporters' dedication, hopefulness and fantastic yellow outfits.

Together, #HelloYellow supporters have raised an incredible £1,872,308 and counting!

  • Join us next year to be part of an amazing community that come together every year to show young people they’re not alone with their mental health.

FAQs for #HelloYellow

When you sign up to #HelloYellow, we'll send you everything you need. You will receive a bespoke pack and resources, dependent on whether you’re an individual, school/college/university or company.

Each pack contains useful information and all the activities and resources you need to make your #HelloYellow a day to remember!

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of #HelloYellow supporters taking part in this event every year, we are unable to send out any additional resources or promotional materials. However, if you're signed up for #HelloYellow you will have access to our brand new resources and fundraising packs in time for the big day.

We have a range of items in our shop to help your school, workplace or community group say #HelloYellow!

Make sure to order in good time to avoid disappointment.

Our social media team try to keep posts on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels related to mental health tips and information. Due to the large scale of our #HelloYellow campaign, we are therefore unfortunately unable to promote fundraising events.

We would love for you to let everyone know about your fundraising though, so please do get posting about it on social media! Tag us @YoungMindsUK.

Thank you so much for thinking of inviting us to take part in #HelloYellow at your school. Unfortunately, we would not be able to accept your kind offer as we receive so many requests and simply do not have the resources or capacity to attend.

Any questions?

  • We can’t wait to see how you decide to take part in this year’s #HelloYellow. But however you choose to take part, we'll be there to support you every step of the way.

    If you need more information or have any questions, you can email us at