Fundraise for Mental Health

Fundraise and help support our great work

Become a fundraiser for the Mental Health Foundation and help us achieve our goals.

Fundraising donations go towards running our programmes and developing new ways to reach more people in the community. They also help fund our information services provided on a daily basis in a number of ways to people in need.

What would you like to do?


Run for mental health
Whether it's running Round the Bays or trekking in Morocco, challenge yourself and start training for an upcoming event.

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Fundraise at school
Get staff and students involved. Fundraise for Pink Shirt Day, or hold your own fundraiser - we have tons of ideas, stickers and posters etc.


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Get inspired
Read stories from past fundraisers about what they did, why and how they got on.


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Fundraise online
Plan to walk Aotearoa? Run a triathalon? Swim the Cook Strait? Whatever your idea, make it happen through your own online fundraising page. 

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Organise an event
Keen to raise money through an event, bbq, dinner, auction or other activity? Get in touch we can help you out with posters, t-shirts etc.

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Fundraise at work
Morning teas, raffles, walks, bake offs, quiz nights and toasted sandwiches. There are a raft of things your work can do to fundraise for mental health.

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Meet some of our fundraisers

Holly Auckland Marathon 2018

“This cause is one dear to my heart. Everyone knows someone impacted someway or another by mental illness and I, personally, have seen far too many people close to me affected by it.” 

Holly, Auckland Marathon 2018

"This is a cause extremely close to our hearts, and we believe deserves as much support, education and time we can all do our part in giving."

Liana and Nanda, Round the Bridges 2018.

"I would also like to raise more money for the MHF, a charity that does so much work with a part of our health that is often overlooked and affects all of us.

Laurence, Auckland Marathon 2018.

"Poor mental health effects so many people in my community I felt very strongly that I wanted to be part of the solution and by fundraising I feel that the donations I can receive will go towards helping many amazing people."

Michele, Inca Trail 2019.

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

Thank you to the following funders for their generosity:

Margaret & Huia Clarke Charitable Trust, AK Franks Charitable Trust, WEL Energy Trust, West Coast Community Trust, Lottery Minister’s Discretionary Fund, Newman’s Own Foundation, Eastern and Central Community Trust, Rātā Foundation, Kingston Sedgfield Charitable Trust, Whanganui Community Foundation.