Every year hundreds of dedicated people across the country raise awareness and funds for the Mental Health Foundation to continue work to help make sure no one has to face a tough time alone. No matter what you're into, there's a way you can get involved. Check out these fundraising ideas and follow the links to get started! Our fundraising crew will be here to support you every step of the way.
Planning a push up challenge, donating your birthday, or maybe a head shave? Fundraise with your own online page.
Move for mental health
Being active is great for your mental health. Set yourself a challenge and get sweating for mental health!
Get your company or workplace crew involved and fundraise for better wellbeing for everone in Aotearoa.
Fundraise with activities to promote diversity, uphold mana, and encourage inclusiveness and kindness.
A how-to guide to help you turn your livestream gaming, festival or any videoed event, into a charity fundraiser.
Join a virtual walking/running event and stay connected with friends and whānau in times of physical distancing.
Find out from other amazing fundraisers what they did, what inspired them, and how they benefitted.
Help for your fundraiser
Have you got a great idea for a community fundraising event? A live gig, black-tie dinner, quiz night, book launch?
You and fundraisers like you have come up with some great ideas over the years and we'd love to hear what you've got planned. Sometimes talking about this stuff can bring up some big feelings for people so please get in touch so we can help with advice and support. We have a variety of downloadable resources to make sure your fundraising is safe, fun and successful so check out our fundraising store (where you can also order our fabulous purple supporter t-shirts). You can also list your event on our Events Calendar. So what are you waiting for? Get your community together and show your support for mental health.
Get t-shirts, posters and stickers to help promote your fundraising event to whānau and friends.
Download our awesome how-to guide for great fundraising tips and info about what we do and where your money goes.
Promote your event quickly and easily by listing it on the Mental Health Foundation Events Calendar. This is one of the most viewed pages on our website so make sure your event is there. You might even find other events in your area that interest you.
Contact our fundraising support team
"I feel like one of the biggest barriers to mental wellness is the stigma of talking about it. By running for mental health, I hope to show that it is cool to korero, it’s okay not to be okay and also to raise awareness that there is support and information available to those who need it."
– Ānaru Stewart raised $203 running Auckland Round the Bays 2020
Thank you to all our wonderful fundraisers and to the following grant funders for your amazing support and generosity: Eastern and Central Community Trust, Rātā Foundation, Kingston Sedgfield Charitable Trust, Whanganui Community Foundation, Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate, ANZ Staff Foundation.