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The Mental Health Foundation is a registered charity. 
Fundraise and help support our great work.

What would you like to do?

Challenge yourself in 2019
Whether it's Round the Bays, Rotorua Marathon, Auckland Marathon or trekking in Peru, sign up and start training for an upcoming event.


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. 


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.


Hold a fundraiser 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.


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.


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


Our awesome online fundraisers

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.

Join an upcoming challenge event

“1 in 5 of us w
ill experience mental illness in our life, yet not many of us talk about it when we are not doing well. I am running in support of the Mental Health Foundation and the work they do to increase awareness, end discrimination, and advocate on behalf of mental health service users.”

Mark, running the Auckland Marathon 2017 for the MHF.

Our fundraisers are vital to our work

 Money raised supports the Mental Health Foundation to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness. Donations enable us to provide free information, resources and programmes on mental health and suicide prevention. They also help fund our advocacy work for better access to mental health services, a national commitment to upholding dignity and human rights, and equal participation in communities and in employment.


Thank you to the following funders for their generosity:

Trust Waikato, Bay trust, Otago Community Trust, Foundation North, Mid and South Canterbury Community Trust, NZ Lottery Community Fund, COGS ManawatÅ«/Horowhenua, COGS Rotorua, COGS Wairarapa, COGS Manukau, COGS North Taranaki, COGS Tongariro, COGS Waitakere, Estate of George Sevicke Jones, Elsie Steele Charitable Trust, NZ Sign Language Fund & Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate.