Fundraise for Mental Health

Fundraise for the Mental Health Foundation and help raise money and awareness for mental health in Aotearoa. Every dollar raised helps provide free resources, training, and support for anyone who is going through a difficult time, or for people who are supporting loved ones through a difficult time.

What would you like to do?

Fundraise online

Doing a push up challenge, donating your birthday, or shaving your head? Whatever your idea, make it happen with your own online fundraising page.

Fundraise online

Run for mental health

Whether you're a competitive runner or a leisurely walker, challenge yourself and join a fun run. Be part of the action and fundraise for mental health.

Running events

Organise an event

Keen to connect with your community and host your own fundraising event? Get in touch and we can help you out with platforms, messaging and support.

Community fundraising

Fundraise at work

Start conversations about mental health in your workplace by getting your hoamahi/colleagues and company involved in fundraising.

Workplace fundraising

Fundraise at school

Get your school involved with fun wellbeing activites while fundraising for mental health and Pink Shirt Day. We have tons of ideas to get you started.

School fundraising


Fundraise for mental health while you're livestreaming your event. Get set up in just a few easy steps.

Charity livestreaming

Virtual events

Join a 'Go the Distance' walking/runnng event to fundraise for mental health while maintainng safe physical distancing and stay connected with friends and whānau.

Go the Distance

Get inspired

Hear from past fundraisers what inspired them to fundraise for mental health, how they did it, and what they got out of it.

Read stories

Meet some of our fundraisers

"I've realised that it doesn't matter who you are, what your background is, whether you're rich or poor. Mental health is something that connects us all. This walk has been a walk of connection."

Ivan, circumnavigated Aotearoa 2019-2020

"For my birthday, instead of well wishes and "gifts in the mail", I wanted to raise money for a good cause... to help support the awesome work of the Mental Health Foundation.

Lisa Morris, Donated Birthday 2020

I had been growing the mop for a while now and the time to shave is creeping up, I decided to shave my head to support a cause I really believe in... Mental Health!” 

Braden Healy, Headshave 2020

Want to promote your event? List it on our calendar

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. On the Events Calendar page, simply click on the purple button and follow the prompts to list your event.

Events calendar

If you have a question about fundraising, fill out this form or email us directly at

Thank you to the following funders for their generosity:

Eastern and Central Community Trust, Rātā Foundation, Kingston Sedgfield Charitable Trust, Whanganui Community Foundation, Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate, ANZ Staff Foundation