Day 11 Hurrah it’s Elfie Day!!!!

Elfie Day is finally here!

This is the day we’ve been waiting for! When everyone dons their Elfie Day gear, takes an Elfie-Selfie and gets into the seasonal spirit with AMH’s new yuletide sprite.

Action Mental Health’s festive friend, Elfie wants everyone to look the part today, so if you haven’t already dressed up, why not use AMH’s handy Yuletide collection of hat, beard and ears (available in our helpful fundraising pack). All you have to do is cut them out and post a selfie on our social media channels: it’s that easy! After such a tough year, it’s a great way to have some fun with friends, family and work colleagues and spread a little happiness– at a safe, social distance, of course.

Elfie is one of our Healthy Me characters, who spends the rest of the year helping our MensSana Project Workers who are supporting children aged from 8 to 11 to learn all about looking after their mental health and well-being in local primary schools.

You might be hosting an Elfie-themed fancy dress day today, holding a family Christmas quiz or party or even a sponsored Elfie-themed walk or run.  Whatever way you’re marking the day, our supporters will be happy to learn that they are helping Action Mental Health to support its varied services for people of all ages across Northern Ireland.

All funds raised will help support AMH’s local services. For example £65 could help to pay for a counselling session for a local person who is struggling to cope; £285 could help to pay for a 6 week arts-based therapy programme for a child; £500 could help to pay for specialist training to help people develop strategies for dealing with stress & anxiety; £1000 could help to pay for a resilience building programme to be delivered in a local primary school and £2000 could help to pay for a holistic family therapy Intervention programme for five local families.

There is still time – two weeks in fact – to dip into Elfie’s advent calendar for seasonal snippets of wisdom and inspirational messages and ideas for festive frolics aimed at promoting well-being at a time when some struggle more with their mental health. The advent calendar will be ‘opened’ everyday on AMH’s social media channels.

To support Elfie Day contact [email protected] or call the fundraising elves on 028 9182 8494.

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