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