Doing something for a good cause
Getting involved with a cause that is close to your heart can be hugely beneficial for both the cause you are supporting and your own sense of wellbeing.1,2 For example, if you want to help the environment, you could get involved in a local tree-planting scheme.
There are lots of other ways you can get involved:
- Follow your chosen charity on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and join in with the conversation. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for mental health updates and information.
- Sign-up to receive your charity’s newsletter and keep up to date with the work they’re doing. You can sign up to the Mental Health Foundation’s newsletter here.
- Hold a fundraising event in your local community or at work – why not try a Tea & Talk event?
- Raise money by taking part in a fun sporting event, such as a 5k run or walk in fancy dress or maybe a themed sports day.
- If you fancy a challenge you could run a marathon or even take part in a sponsored sky dive. We have a range of active events including marathons and overseas challenges!
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have fun with it!
Get involved at the Mental Health Foundation:
We have lots of ways you can get involved! You can contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or call 020 7803 1121.
We are the UK charity for everyone's mental health. If you would like to help support our vital work, please consider giving a donation today.
- Pillemer K, Fuller-Rowell TE, Reid MC, Wells NM. Environmental volunteering and health outcomes over a 20-year period. Gerontologist. 2010;50(5):594–602.
- Choi NG, Kim J. The effect of time volunteering and charitable donations in later life on psychological wellbeing. Ageing Soc. 2011;31(4):590–610.