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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.

We are asking for schools, nurseries and organisations across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to take part in SHINE BRIGHT, WEAR BRIGHT.  School children, staff and customers are encouraged to talk about mental health, being kind and being ourselves, ending the week with a non-uniform ‘wear bright’ day with children and staff donating £1 to CHUMS. Schools, nurseries and organisations can also take part in other fundraising activities such as a talent show, a sponsored silence, cake sales or sponsored football events.

In 2021 we are asking everyone to take part in SHINE BRIGHT, WEAR BRIGHT and fundraise vital funds for CHUMS and talk about mental health. The theme this year is #ExpressYourself

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

CHUMS has been supporting children and young people for 22 years. In our first year we helped 40; in 2021 it will have exceeded 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 (BSBS)
  • 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 1st – 7th February 2020– the week before half term during Mental Health Week (or a day of your choice) please contact Rianna Steers at: rianna.steers@chumscharity.org tel: 01525 863924, or alternatively submit the form below.

Information Pack Request Form


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