A shining light for mental health

We create a positive focus for those experiencing mental health difficulties and their support networks,
with frugal innovations to make a BRIGHTer future for all.

About Bright

OUR MISSION

To create a positive focus for those experiencing mental health difficulties and their support networks, with frugal innovations to make a BRIGHTer future for all.

NETWORKS AND DISSEMINATION

Bright supports service users and staff. We believe that part of this support is to discover and disseminate the fantastic practice that already exists in mental health care. We do this by:
• Creating networks
• Publishing positive and motivational newsletters
• Finding and disseminating replicable examples of good practice.

OUR RESOURCES

Since 2004, Bright has created a range of high quality, funky, user friendly resources to help improve mental health care.

ASSISTING ORGANISATIONS

Bright is now providing a bespoke service to organisations wanting to improve their acute mental health care.

Bright can also assist in the production and dissemination of good practice within organisations, help you to develop mental health resources of your own, or just cheer you on while you make a positive contribution to mental health.

If any of this interests you, please download the following document (link below).

Our Resources

Service Development Schemes

STAR WARDS

An improvement and development scheme for acute inpatient mental health care.
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CAMHELEON

A scheme which aims to inspire therapeutic care in Child and Adolescent Mental health inpatient wards.
> Visit

WARD STARS

An achievement scheme for mental health care assistants and other support staff.
> Visit

Service Improvement Guides

MARVELLOUS CARE

For mental health staff looking after patients with a learning disability in acute care.
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ANIMAL MAGIC

Promoting the therapeutic use of animals in mental health care.
> Visit

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

A guide for non-mental health wards for coping with emotionally distressed patients.
> Visit

Other Resources

WARDIPEDIA

Our encyclopaedic resource of good practice in acute mental health care.
> Visit

TALKWELL

Helping communication between staff and patients.
> Visit

WARD BUDDY

Help ward patients keep track of their care.
> Visit

We'd love to hear from you

"Our greatest influences and teachers are our wards. We recognise that front-line staff necessarily have a much better grasp of what’s needed than we can do. And the process and fact of developing their own methods, priorities and practices also increase the likelihood of sustainable improvements"

Our Team

Geoff Brennan
Geoff Brennan
Executive Director
NIC HIGHAM
NIC HIGHAM
Inpatient Care Project Manager

Charity Information

Founder and Current Staff

Bright was founded by the brilliant Marion Janner OBE and has two-part time employees, Geoff Brennan (Director) and Nic Higham (Project Manager). Geoff and Nic are ably supported by a number of dedicated and experienced Bright Associates.

Annual report

The latest copies of Bright’s annual report and other details can be found on the Charity Commission website.

Charity Trustees

As we are a charity, governance is very important to us. We have a fantastically committed, experienced and skilled Board who give their time freely and generously. They all deserve a medal and are: Katheryn Hill (Chair), Alan Rosenbach (Vice Chair), Ian Hulatt, Jonathan Jenkins, Chantal Mendes, Lucy Thorpe, Ellie Walsh

Sponsors

None of the above would have been possible without our sponsors. They are just fantastic and we are so grateful to them for their commitment to assisting people with mental health issues. See below.

Sponsors

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