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Shine Bright, Wear Bright!

Welcome to our main schools campaign which takes place in the week before February half term: Shine Bright, Wear Bright.

We would like to thank all of the schools and organisations that took part in SHINE BRIGHT, WEAR BRIGHT 2018 during Children’s Mental Health Week. We have loved seeing your photos and how everyone got involved.

Our competition below is still running until 30th March 2018 – we have had some inspiring entries so far!

For more information, how to pay in your donations or to take part in 2019 please email Anna on

anna.bunney@chumscharity.org If your school or organisation would like to run any other fundraising events please do not hesitate to contact us.

We invite schools to wear brightly coloured clothes and donate £1 for a designated dress down day to ‘spread a little kindness’ and ‘be yourself’ via an (optional) themed assembly with videos and downloads available on the below links including our school’s art and poem competition.

CHUMS provides Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Services to over 3,150 children and young people from Luton and Bedfordshire every year and now launching in Peterborough and Cambridge. The children we meet need specialist support to help with anxiety, increase self–esteem and build resilience. With your support, our experienced clinicians are able to provide the right support, at the right time, for each individual child – allowing them to go forward and reach their full potential.

• 1 in 10 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s roughly 3 children in every classroom
• 1 in 5 young adults have a diagnosable mental health disorder
• Half of all mental health problems manifest by the age of 14, with 75% by age 24
• Almost 1 in 4 children and young people show some evidence of mental ill health (including anxiety and depression)
• Suicide is the most common cause of death for boys aged between 5-19 years, and the second most common for girls of this age
• 1 in 12 young people self-harm at some point in their lives, though there is evidence that this could be a lot higher. Girls are more likely to self-harm than boys

If you would like further information or to register your school please email: anna.bunney@chumscharity.org

Shine Bright Event Downloads

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