Calm Mind May


This May, we’re asking schools, businesses and individuals across Bedfordshire to take part in our campaign “Calm Mind May” to raise awareness of anxiety and raise funds to support our work supporting children, young people and families with their mental health.

What does CALM MIND MAY consist of?

Calm Mind May is a sponsored 30 day, 1 minute, Mindful Meditation challenge; “The Mindful Minute”

We’re providing resource packs containing mindfulness activities for use in schools and the workplace as well as weekly emails on anxiety and mindfulness.

The MINDFUL MINUTE CHALLENGE. 2nd May – 31st May 2023

Taking part couldn’t be easier! Simply listen to a 1 minute mindfulness meditation per day using our audio tracks and get sponsored by your friends, family, classmates or colleagues for each day. You can download your sponsorship form here

We have created this campaign as part of Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 15-21 May 2023.

Anxiety in School... Did you know:

Anxiety is the leading mental health problem in classrooms.

Referrals to children and young people’s mental health services are rising – almost 4 times since 2017

5 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem but only 1/3 currently receive support.

You can help chums to change this, so that children who need support can access it.


Anxiety is on the rise within the workplace.

71% of managers report seeing signs of stress in their team as a result of the cost of living crisis.

The cost to the workplace of mental health conditions in staff is £1300 per employee

The return on investment per £1 spent on mental health is £5.30 – so the benefits of a focus on mental health are clear.


The funds raised from this campaign will allow us to provide vital mental health support in the local community via our services which include:

Trauma Service (bereavement and non-bereavement)
Recreational Therapy (therapy through music or football programmes)
Disability Friendship Scheme
Bedfordshire Suicide Bereavement Service
Babyloss Support Service

Why should I participate in Calm Mind May?

To improve your mental health by completion of a daily mindful activity
To form a positive mental health habit of mindfulness
To raise awareness of and learn about anxiety

To raise vital donations to support CHUMS’ charitably funded services so we can continue to our work improving the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people, adults and families in Bedfordshire.

Why a Mindful Meditation?

Meditation …

calms the mind & reduces anxiety

enhances overall well-being

reduces stress

helps you to relax

increases resilience

may improve sleep

is safe

is free

is suitable for everyone

Why is it for 30 Days?

allows for time to form a habit

allows for time to see a benefit

Why is it 1 minute long?

easy to fit in

not daunting

the time can be increased if you start to find it easy


Don’t worry we won’t bombard you, the emails will be concise and useful. If you, or your staff, sign up to receive the Calm Mind May emails they will be delivered weekly during May and will be personalised and appropriate for the workplace or home. They are designed to keep participants on track with their challenge and will contain the following:

  • tips on mindful meditation
  • additional simple activities for reducing anxiety
  • tips on how to form a habit
  • benefits of mindful meditation

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