Fundraising FAQs

Please go to www.justgiving.com  or www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for Mental Health UK, Registered Charity no. 1170815. Follow their instructions to set up your page.

If you have any queries or need any tips please drop us a line at events@mentalhealth-uk.org

Mental Health UK has been supporting people affected by mental health problems including carers and family members for over 40 years. Working across the UK, the charity brings together 4 national mental health charities to improve understanding and provide vital care.

Living with a mental health condition can affect many aspects of daily life, from your physical health to your home, your work and ability to manage money.

Your generous donations help Mental Health UK reach more people affected by poor mental health with advice, support and information.

Here’s how your donation could help

£5 could keep online resources up-to-date, so that people living with poor mental health who need support with legal problems can access our online letter templates.

£10 could print and distribute up to 30 copies of Mental Health UK’s information guide, helping young people to learn about mental health problems and where to find help.

£20 could hire a room for 2 hours, giving a new support group the chance to meet for the first time.

£30 could pay for a specialist adviser to answer a call from someone living with mental health problems and offer them personalised support and advice.

£50 could provide art materials to a support group, helping members participate in a creative activity while building new networks with their peers.)

Please contact the team at events@mentalhealth-uk.org advising when/where you would like to hold your collection. Please note it is illegal to carry out a public collection without a valid licence from the local authority. We can provide you with a letter for you to send them to apply for this authorisation.

If you are collecting on private land, you must have the owner’s permission.

Please contact the team at events@mentalhealth-uk.org advising when/where you would like to hold your collection. Please note it is illegal to carry out a public collection without a valid licence from the local authority. We can provide you with a letter for you to send them to apply for this authorisation.

If you are collecting on private land, you must have the owner’s permission.

We’ve put together a handy fundraising guide to help you get the most from your sponsored event

Click to download our Fundraising Guide

We also have a some downloadable templates you can print at home or at work including:

Printable Bunting

Sponsorship form

And printable fundraising poster templates for:

Sports and adventure challenges 

Bake sales

Craft events

Office events

You can also request

  • Collection tins/buckets
  • Mental Health UK t-shirts

Contact the team at events@mentalhealth-uk.org if you would like to request these.

You can find the list of events Mental Health UK have limited charity places in, and registration fees here

View our events page

For any other events that are not listed on our website, you will be responsible for paying the registration fee and registering directly with the event organisers.

You cannot use our main Mental Health UK logo on your own materials, but we do have an “In support of” logo to show you are fundraising in aid of us.

We would be happy to send you this logo, just email us at events@mentalhealth-uk.org

As long as you are a UK taxpayer and have paid the equivalent in income tax then yes. There are some exceptions however – if you are paying on behalf of someone else e.g. it is a collection, or it is payment for an event ticket, raffle or auction entry, or where you are receiving something in return, then no.

Unfortunately we don’t have this functionality at the moment. Please donate via this form <link>, your Justgiving page link, or email events@mentalhealth-uk.org and we’ll call you to take your donation

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