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Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Only one of them currently receives support! Who decides which two won’t?

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

SHINE BRIGHT WEAR BRIGHT during Children’s Mental Health Week, 4th to 10th February 2019.

In 2018 many schools, nurseries and organisations across Bedfordshire took part in SHINE BRIGHT, WEAR BRIGHT by encouraging staff and customers to talk about mental health, being kind and being ourselves, ending the week with a non-uniform ‘wear bright’ day with staff donating £1 to CHUMS.Schools, nurseries and organisations took part in other fundraising activities such as a sponsored silence, cake sale and sponsored football events.

In 2019 we are asking everyone to take part in SHINE BRIGHT, WEAR BRIGHT and fundraise vital funds for CHUMS and talk about mental health.

Wearing Bright can include brightly coloured hair, wigs, makeup, glitter or clothes.

CHUMS has been supporting children and young people for 21 years. In our first year we helped 40; in 2018 it will be more than 5,000!

We are proud and thrilled to have been helping children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing since 1997 but to continue some of our services we need support from the local community.

CHUMS Charity services include:

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

If you would like to register your interest in SHINE BRIGHT, WEAR BRIGHT – the week before half term during Mental Health Week 2019 (or a day of your choice) please contact Corporate and Community Fundraising Managers Rianna Steers for Bedfordshire and Luton at: rianna.steers@chumscharity.org tel: 01525 863924 or Rob Grant for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough at: rob.grant@chumscharity.org tel: 0330 058 1659 or alternatively submit the form below.

Information Pack Request Form


    SSG Services are delighted to be supporting CHUMS as an official partner for the Shine Bright, Wear Bright campaign.

    At SSG we have been working to provide opportunity, inspire futures and empower participation since our birth in 2003, and are therefore excited to be celebrating our 15th birthday this year. From our base in Bedford we now work with children, young people and adults in a wide ranging spectrum of Education, Training, Activities and Experiences both locally and nationally.

    Originating from a passion of sports and activity coaching we have journeyed into new markets and moved to diversify our delivery and specialisms, however we have remained true to our core values of applying a passion for people to ensure the positive and inspiring nature of our delivery.

    Our extensive customer base includes families, schools, businesses, local authorities and governmental departments and we are proud to be continually expanding this list. We welcome contact from new customers and provide free of charge needs analysis consultation sessions on request.

    To find out more please visit: www.ssgservices.org

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