Get your hamper out for the Great Big Purple Picnic!

This year, for the very first time, Action Mental Health is inviting you to host a Great Big Purple Picnic during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Between 14th and 20th May 2018 we want everyone to get involved, to help raise awareness of positive mental health and also to raise vital funds to help support our work across Northern Ireland.

Most of all we want you to have a bit of fun while doing it.

We’re asking schools, businesses, community groups, families and friends to get their picnic hampers and blankets out and join in the fundraising fun. Download your fundraising & information pack below.


Schools  Corporates & Community Groups


The Great Big Purple Picnic is one of the many initiatives organised by AMH to help raise awareness of positive mental health and also vital funds to help support our work across Northern Ireland.

The focus for the Great Big Purple Picnic is quite simply about giving people a way to improve their knowledge of positive mental health and also a way to improve their mental wellbeing.

By hosting your very own Great Big Purple Picnic you and your guests will be actively engaging in the Five Ways to Wellbeing: connecting with those around you; being active, by choosing one of Northern Ireland’s picturesque settings to host your picnic and combining it was a nice walk; taking notice, by just taking time out to enjoy the moment; keep learning, by thinking of healthy food options for your picnic to help maintain a healthy body for a healthy mind; and by giving the funds you raise to AMH which aims to change the lives of those living with mental ill-health and promote resilience and wellbeing to future generations.

All you have to do is to choose a date, a venue – indoors or outdoors, in the garden, at home, school or work – and then invite your friends to your Great Big Purple Picnic. But don’t forget to think purple: whether it’s purple bunting, purple picnic blankets, purple wigs or purple drinks, it’s up to you!

Download one of our fundraising & information packs (see below), it’s full of ideas and information on how to organise your Great Big Purple Picnic. In the packs you’ll find hints and tips as well as promotional materials such as posters to advertise your picnic, printed placemats and purple bunting to use at your picnic and also materials to help you create your own collection boxes.

Be sure to get in touch and let us know what you have planned – simply fill in the registration form included in the pack and return it to us by emailing [email protected]. If you have any questions or queries, please do call us on 028 9182 8494.

Thank you for your support!

Download your pack now.


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