October 10th is World Mental Health Day. A day not just to raise awareness for looking after our mental health and wellbeing, but also to destigmatise mental health conditions and encourage people who are struggling to reach out and ask for help.
There are many charities and not-for-profit organisations that dedicate themselves to helping people with their mental health and provide a lifeline for those struggling. Their work is vital.
You may have used one of these charities yourself, or know a friend or family member that has benefited from their support and services. You may feel moved this Mental Health Day to help support one of these charities through fundraising and donations.
Here are some ways you can support some of these all-important mental health charities – Enabling them to continue the vital work they do each and every day.
Ways to Support Mind
Mind is a mental health charity who won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. They achieve this mission by giving advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
You can help support the work they do by visiting their website and making a donation. You can also support them through fundraising and other types of donations.
Ways to Support Samaritans
Samaritans strategy is to tackle suicide together. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. They’re there for anyone who needs someone.
You can make a donation directly to Samaritans to help them continue supporting people in crisis by visiting their website. You can also support them in one of the following ways:
- Online Shop – From flowers to wellbeing gifts
- Corporate Sponsorships
- Organise Your Own Fundraising Events
- Become a Volunteer
Ways to Support CALM
CALM, or Campaign Against Living Miserably, provides a life-saving helpline to help prevent the 18 suicides that happen daily in the UK. Someone contacts CALM every 59 seconds, and every call costs £8 to answer.
Your support would mean they could continue their life-changing work to provoke national conversation and bring people together, to reject this notion of living miserably.
You can make a donation to their cause directly via their website, just once or monthly. You can also support their fundraising efforts by
- Offering a Brand Partnership
- Becoming an Ambassador
- Doing Your Own Thing for CALM through Fundraising
- Joining in one of their Sponsored Events
Support Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness helps improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.
To support this very worthy cause, you can make a donation right here right now by heading to their website Donate Now button.
For other ways to raise money and support Rethink, you can:
- Give As You Earn
- Campaign with Them
- Join in with Awareness Days
- Take Part in their Fundraisers – From Gaming to Cycling
Support the Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation want you and your community to be able to live life to the full. That’s why finding ways to prevent mental health problems is at the heart of what they do.
Click here to make a donation directly to the Mental Health Foundation so they can keep supporting communities to achieve good mental health for all.
You can also help the Mental Health Foundation continue their work through supporting them in one of the following ways:
- Fundraise With Your School
- Utilise their Fundraising Resources
- Take part in one of their Sport Challenges
- Hold your own Fundraiser
Every Little Helps
We know that the cost of living crisis is making it harder for people to make the donations that they feel compelled to make. Whatever gift you can give to one of these charities – Whether it’s a one-off donation, donating monthly, volunteering your time or completing a sponsored challenge – Every single penny and pound is going to help people desperately in need.