There is no greater way of giving your time and effort to help others than by fundraising for a good cause.
By fundraising for Action Mental Health, you’ll be giving your time and effort to help people experiencing periods of mental ill health.
But the benefits don’t stop there. By fundraising, you are also improving your own well-being, because ‘giving’ embraces one of the Five Ways to Well-Being, a set of holistic steps designed to promote individuals’ mental health and well-being.
Fundraising allows you to make a positive difference in your local community and here at Action Mental Health we offer a wide range of activities and events to suit every type of volunteer – from the adrenalin junkie thrill-seeker, to the avid baker and tea party host.
So whether you want to challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone or you’d rather invite your friends round for a tea party or picnic, you’ve come to the right place – and every penny you raise will help Action Mental Health promote better mental health right across Northern Ireland.
Choose from the hair-raising fun of the Belfast Castle Abseil or the Lagan Zipline, or get physical by tackling the Granite Challenge cycling sportif, the Slieve Donard Trek, or the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Alternatively, why not invite your family and friends round for a Great Big Purple Picnic – and if it rains just do it indoors.
Mandy from Bangor, who challenged herself to the Belfast Castle Abseil said: “It was amazing and wasn’t half as scary as I thought it would be. There were great views across Belfast and it went so quickly! In fact it went so quicky I want to do it again!”
Amy from Belfast conquered two fears when she committed herself to the Lagan Zipline. “I’m afraid of water and of heights and I was petrified but I pushed myself and I did it! It was brilliant fun actually and went so fast and was over before I knew it so I definitely want to do it again.”
Niall from Limavady was joined by a few close friends to do the Slieve Donard Trek. “I hadn’t seen my friends for a while so it was a good chance to catch up while we walked. I’ve been so busy lately with work that I’ve rarely been out of the office so it was great to get out in the Mournes and to be led up by someone who knew the route so well. We got a good day so the views were breathtaking. I’d highly recommend it.”
Gemma from Newry took part in her first marathon but isn’t a great runner. “I’d always wanted to be part of a big event like a marathon but since I’m a terrible runner I was delighted to join the 8-mile walk. It was such a fun day and there was such a buzz about it I’m definitely signing up for it next year, and I’m choosing AMH because I’ve got family members who suffer from mental ill health.”
Just follow our Eventbrite links to the live events (SEE BELOW) and the link to the events page here on our website, listing all our events for 2020.