Go Purple for World Mental Health Day

10th October is World Mental Health Day.  This year the theme is “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World” and we want you to GO PURPLE and take action on Mental Health.

Your support helps Action Mental Health improve the lives of people with mental ill-health and allows us to promote the importance of mental resilience and well-being across Northern Ireland.

How to get involved ……..

It’s simple and there are so many things you can do to help raise vital funds for AMH and play a part in breaking the stigma of mental ill-health.

Hold a Purple Party

Get together with friends, classmates, sports team, colleagues or neighbours and organise a purple themed fundraising day – it could be a coffee morning, movie night, a table quiz or even an football match. Participants could dress in purple, drink purple drinks and eat purple buns – it’s totally up to you!

Wear Purple

Mental health is important for everyone so why not show your support by wearing something purple to work or to school or college. It could be as simple as a pair of socks or perhaps you want to be really daring and wear a purple wig and matching tutu. Whatever you choose, simply ask your workmates, classmates, friends and family to add a dash of purple to their wardrobes and donate on the day or even combine it with a coffee morning, cake sale or raffle.

Rack Up the Purple Miles

Lace up your running shoes, get on your bike, jump in the swimming pool or just take a nice leisurely stroll with your friends and family, get some sponsorship and really make those miles matter. Getting active is great for your mental health after all and you’ll be helping AMH support those living with mental ill-health – we’ll even supply the running vests or T-shirts.

Get Creative

Make World Mental Health Day memorable by making it your own!  Whether it’s a talent show, a school dance or a fun day, spending time with friends, family or colleagues or just enjoying some all-important ‘me time’it’s all about raising awareness and funds.  These are just some ideas but the world is your oyster.   Whether  it’s all about raising awareness and funds.

For further inspiration for fundraising ideas visit our  A-Z.

Our fundraising team is here to help so get in touch and let us know what you’re planning and we’ll provide all the help and advice you need to make your event a great success.

Your support will really make a difference.

AMH GO Purple Posters for the Workplace

AMH GO Purple Posters for schools



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