No one should ever feel ashamed of who they are or feel afraid to be themselves. Hold a fundraiser for mental health and take part in activities to promote diversity, uphold mana, and encourage inclusiveness and kindness.
There are so many great ways you can raise money for mental health with your class or your entire school if you want to. We've outlined some of the more popular ideas below. If you want to decorate your event or hand out stickers to people who donate to your fundraiser, get in touch and we can post you out some supplies. Once you've held your event and collected your fundraising money, head over to our Donate page to find out how to deposit it into the Mental Health Foundation bank account. Fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation is really popular with schools for Pink Shirt Day but you can fundraise at any time of the year that suits you and your school. You can even set up an online fundraising page to make collecting donations easier. Whatever you choose to do to fundraise for the Mental Health Foundation, we hope you have fun doing it!
Fundraising ideas for schools
Have a "disconnect to reconnect" challenge where kids are sponsored to not use technology for 24 hours.
Design Tea Towels
Make and sell tea towels with wellbeing messages written by students.
Make a Cookbook
Ask Students to bring a favourite recipe and create a cookboolk to sell.
Grow some seedling in small containers to sell.
Have a Mufti-Day
Hold a mufti-day for a gold coin donation. Order MHF stickers to give to people who donate.
Charity Fun Run
Hold a sponsored fun run. Get in touch to discuss MHF running shirts for prizes.
Does your school have a social group or sports team that wants to raise money for mental health? Perhaps you've got a class doing a special fundraising project. Having an online fundraising page can help you advertise your event and makes it really easy to collect donations. Your supporters donate directly to your page and get receipted automatically. So click on the button to find out more and see if this is right for your school group. Then set up your fundraising page, add some great pictures to help tell your story, and share it far and wide with friends and family and all your school's wonderful supporters.
Ideas for the classroom
Incorporate the 5 Ways to Wellbeing into your lessons with these fun wellbeing activites. What activites help our mental health when we are feeling stressed, sad, angry or hurt?
Write compliments for your classmates and teachers and hold a compliments lucky dip.
Spend 10 minutes focussing on the moment and taking in the sights, smells and sounds.
Get curious – create a treasure hunt in nature, or start a tree identification book.
Visit a rest home and become reading buddies with the residents.
Play a game outside, try a yoga class, start the day with jumping jacks, or have a running race.