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Mental Health Supporting Charities

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Due to popular demand (i.e. 3 votes in my poll), I am going to write about charities that support people with mental health issues.


Mind

Mind is one of the largest mental health charities in the UK. Mind helps people with mental health issues feel empowered and to help improve mental health services, raise awareness of mental health and to promote the understanding of various mental health issues.


Fundraising opportunities with Mind can be seen if you follow this link = https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/donate-or-fundraise/fundraisingvolunteer/?ctaId=/get-involved/volunteering-participating/slices/fundraising/ also you can create your own way of fundraising for the charity through this link


If you wish to donate to this charity there are 2 ways of doing so. You can either make a single donation or donate monthly. Follow this link if you wish to donate = https://www.mind.org.uk/donate


Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK is a charity based in the UK that has been going for over 40 years. This charity aims to provide information, support, and advice to people and organisations about mental health issues. They can also help individuals through support groups, run by volunteers with a history of dealing with and overcoming mental health issues.


If you wish to do some fundraising for this charity there is an array of activities they have planned or you can create your own way through this link = https://mentalhealth-uk.org/get-involved/fundraising/


If you wish to donate to this charity you can make a single donation using this link = https://mentalhealth-uk.org/donate/


SANE

SANE is a UK based charity that works to improve the lives of people with mental health issues by raising awareness of the illnesses, providing care and support to people with mental health illnesses including their families and carers, and to promote and do research into the causes of mental health issues and more treatments that could potentially be more effective in treating these conditions. For more information about this charity click this link = http://www.sane.org.uk/home


If you wish to do some fundraising for this charity you can contact them and pitch them your ideas. Follow this link for their contact details = http://www.sane.org.uk/how_you_can_help/fundraise/


If you wish to donate to this charity please follow this link = http://www.sane.org.uk/how_you_can_help/donate/ You can either give a regular donation or a single donation.


Young Minds

Young Minds is a charity that helps to support young people with mental health issues. They have 4 goals that keep them on track to supporting young people. These are; to help as many young people with mental health issues as they can; Help young people and their families try to influence mental health policies and practices; bringing ideas on how to help young people's psyche to life; help inspire people to create excellent integrated services.


If you would like to do some fundraising for this charity to help support young people and their struggle with mental health issues then click and follow this link = https://youngminds.org.uk/get-involved/how-to-fundraise/


Should you wish to donate to this charity there are various ways you can do so:

1 - you can donate to this charity is by donating through the website either by making a single donation or by making a monthly donation,

2 - You can put a gift in your Will for the charity,

3 - You can pay to this charity through your payroll tax-free,

4 - Or you can donate your car to giveacar.co.uk and the money made at auction for the car will go straight to the Young Minds charity.


Action Mental Health Northern Ireland

Action Mental Health is a charity that helps people with mental health issues or learning difficulties, specifically in Northern Ireland, to enhance their employability and quality of life.


There are many ways to fundraise for Action Mental Health and they have various events coming up in the coming months. Events they have organised are a 55 mile Granite Challenge, an abseil down the Europa Hotel (very scary but exhilarating at the same time. I did an abseil down the Europa in 2017), a zip line across the Lagan River, The Big Purple Picnic, and the dragon boat race. for more information on these events, follow this link = https://www.amh.org.uk/fundraising/fundevents/


If you would like to donate to Action Mental Health then you can do this in various ways:

1 - you can make a single donation, a monthly donation or create a just giving page

2 - you can make donations on behalf of your wedding guests through wedding favours

3 - you can raise money through schools

4 - or you can leave a donation in your will for the charity

If you would like to make a donation to this charity then follow this link = https://www.amh.org.uk/fundraising/


Aware NI

Aware NI does a lot of things around Northern Ireland to help people with mental health issues like support groups, information outreach sessions, Mood Matters programmes, Living Life to the Full programmes, mental health first aid, and mindfulness.


If you would like to fundraise for this charity they hold their own fundraisers like mood walks and various challenge events but you can do your own fundraising too. If you would like to know more then click this link = https://www.aware-ni.org/fundraising


If you would like to donate to Aware NI there are 3 ways that you can do it:

1 - You can donate directly to Aware NI by either a one-time donation or you can make a standing order to donate either weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or annually,

2 - Text "ADDA15 £5" to 70070

3 - Or you can send a cheque payable to "Aware Defeat Depression" to their office. Their address is 15 Queen Street, Londonderry, BT48 7EQ.


Inspire

Inspire is a charity that helps the wellbeing of people by introducing mental health, learning/intellectual disability, autism, addiction, and workplace wellbeing services throughout Ireland.


If you wish to fundraise for this charity there are MANY ways that you can do this life the Belfast city marathon, Larne half marathon, etc. If you would like to know more then click on this link = https://www.inspirewellbeing.org/get-involved/fundraise/challenge-yourself


If you would like to donate to this charity there are also MANY ways to do this.

1 - You can donate through school if they are supporting this charity,

2 - You can request that your wedding party leave a donation to the charity as wedding favours instead of giving wedding gifts, or as well as.

3 - You can leave a donation to the charity through your will

4 - Or you can buy pins through the charity


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Amy Shannon

Belfast

NI

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