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Shine Bright, Wear Bright for CHUMS

Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week 4th 9th February 2019 Non-Uniform Day

Kingsmoor Lower School is proud to support CHUMS during Children’s Mental Health Week 2018. 

Many Children go through tough times just like adults and the smallest act of kindness and learning to be yourself can make a big difference. Please join us in helping to promote positive mental health alongside many local schools across Bedfordshire.

 

In the week before February half term CHUMS will launch: Shine Bright, Wear Bright.  We invite all the students (and teachers!) to wear bright coloured clothes, (this could also include wigs, make-up and glitter!) and donate £1 for a designated dress down day on Thursday 7th February 2019 to promote ‘healthy: inside and out’.

We will also be selling wrist bands with a suggested donation of £2.

CHUMS provides Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Services to over 3,150 children and young people from Luton and Bedfordshire every year. 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
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