Bright aims to support the most marginalised, powerless people to express themselves and achieve a decent quality of life. Its main project currently is Star Wards. Star Wards works collaboratively with UK mental health wards to improve the experience of staff and visitors, as well as inpatients’ daily experiences and treatment outcomes.
The Foundation made a three-year grant totalling £15,000 in February 2015 towards salary costs of running the Star Wards initiative. Since it started up ten years ago, more than 650 wards across the UK have signed up to join the scheme, benefitting thousands of people through improved relationships, more therapeutic activities and increased safety.