#HelloYellow fundraiser St. Joseph’s College & St Joseph’s College Prep School
St. Joseph’s College & St Joseph’s College Prep School in Ipswich took part in #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day 2022.
We took part in #HelloYellow because it enhanced the College’s key values. It maintains a focus on wellbeing which embeds the ethos of the College. The College has supported the work of #HelloYellow since 2016.
In the prep school, we had an assembly and teachers followed up in class. The children and staff came to school wearing a splash of yellow. Year 2 made worry dolls so that they could share their worries and release any anxieties they may be feeling. Years 3, 4 & 5 made self-soothe boxes as suggested on the website.
In the senior school an assembly was led by the college’s mental health action group with a focus on being active to help rebalance our thoughts, and the adults and students who you could talk to if you had a problem.
Students then completed a skipping session to promote wellbeing through physical activity.
We are an independent school for ages 2-18 pupils, from nursery to sixth form.
There are 600 pupils, including a boarding community.
Good mental health is important so that pupils are able to access and engage in their learning and develop healthy relationships with their peers.