Fundraising at home
Find out how you can help us be there for people affected by mental illness while keeping safe and active.
Practical tips on getting started
To kick off your fundraising efforts, we recommend creating a JustGiving page. It's your chance to tell the world how and why you're supporting Rethink Mental Illness with an inspirational story and amazing pictures.
Ideas to get you inspired
We've been blown away by some of the creative ways our community has been fundraising for us and we'd absolutely love to hear about anything you're doing. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking:
Miles for Mental Health
Whether you're into running, jogging or walking for your daily exercise routine, challenge yourself to cover the distance of a marathon over the course a month to improve your wellbeing and fundraise to improve the wellbeing of others at the same time!
Rethink Your Wardrobe
What treasures have you got hidden at the back of your wardrobe? Why not take an hour or so to have a sort out of your clothes drawers and donate the proceeds to us? Find out how you can rethink your wardrobe.
Virtual Pub Quiz
Host a quiz over a video call, invite your friends and family and ask them for a small donation to Rethink Mental Illness to play. You can either find template questions online, write your own, or ask your contestants to submit a question each to mix it up a little!
Baking sessions at home
Fancy yourself as the next Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood or Nadiya Hussain? How about dusting off your rolling pin and hosting a virtual baking session with friends, family or colleagues?
Set up a birthday fundraiser on social media
Did you know you can set up a birthday fundraiser on a Facebook post or via your Instagram story in a matter of clicks? Don't forget to tag our official Facebook and Instagram accounts so we can add some Klout to your posts!
Garden pitch and put competitions
In the mood 'fore' golf? Agree on a setup and par with your friends and play the course over a video call to see who completes it in the fewest shots.
Teach your talent
Are you a yoga master, a crafting extraordinaire, or just really great at something and fancy a skill-share? Why not use any spare time you have to share your pearls of wisdom with others?
Fancy dress Fridays
It's simple - you and your friends or colleagues attend a video call or meeting dressed up. If you want to make it interesting, perhaps you can introduce a prize for whoever pulls it out of the bag with the best outfit?
Get together with colleagues, friends or family for a catch-up and laugh over some drinks. Give out cocktail or mocktail recipes with everyone in advance so they can make them on the night and discuss their concoctions with each other.
Shave or grow
Are you known for a stunning haircut? Or have your mates never seen you with a beard? Set up a JustGiving page and ask people to donate for an epic head shave or a facial hair adventure.
Who we are
We’re Rethink Mental Illness and we’re on a mission to bring about meaningful change, through our services, groups and ground breaking campaigns. We know, from our vast experience, that people severely affected by mental illness can have a good quality of life. With your support, we will make that possible.
How will your money support us?
Every penny you raise for us will help empower those severely affected by mental illness. Through our network of support groups, services and helplines, last year we reached:
You can find out more about our work by visiting our vision and impact page.
More to explore
Our vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends.
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