GO Purple for World Mental Health Day

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GO Purple

It's time to step up and take action on mental health by helping us GO Purple in support of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October 2019!

It's simple:

  • Choose your GO Purple event - it can be whatever you want it to be! Your FREE fundraising pack will provide some ideas on what you could get up to and lots of hints and tips on how to make the most out of your day.
  • Pick a day that suits you between Monday 7th and Sunday 13th October.
  • Get promoting and start rolling in the £s! Set a target for what you want to achieve and remember, anything you are able to raise will be massively appreciated!
  • Most importantly, make sure to highlight the importance of the day with your friends, family or work colleagues. Open the conversation, address the elephant in the room and help us smash the stigma surrounding ill-mental health.

You can choose to GO Purple in your office, school, local sports or youth club, or with friends and family in whichever way you like. Host a purple themed coffee morning or the ultimate purple bake off, have a purple fancy dress day, challenge friends, family or colleagues to a quiz involving everything to do with anything purple, or why not dye those gorgeous locks or beards purple? You could even organise a mini purple olympics! Get out the purple head bands and get those wrists ready for some intense games of table tennis!!! :) Or a space hopper race anybody?

There are lots of ways you can join in the day and you don't have to go with our ideas! If you have an idea you would love to do, go for it and incorporate some purple decoration or dress into the day. Get planning, select a day that suits you between Monday 7th and Sunday 13th October and have an absolute ball raising awareness of mental health and vital funds so we can continue supporting communities right across Northern Ireland.

We will provide you with a free fundraising pack with lots of hints, tips and materials to help you make the most out of your day and we will only ever be a phone call or email away if you need any help. We are here to support you every step of the way so don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to run an idea past us, need advice on how to go about organising your event or you require additional fundraising materials (buckets, collection boxes, balloons, literature etc.)

While we will of course appreciate whatever you may be able to raise, the most important part of the day is raising awareness of mental health and both highlighting and celebrating the importance of World Mental Health Day. We have come so far in Northern Ireland in smashing the stigma surrounding ill-mental health, but there is still a long way to go. It's time to address the elephant in the room!

So now we have you convinced... of course, it's time to sign up! Fill in your details through our application form and together, we can create a positive and lasting legacy of mental health in Northern Ireland.

#TakingActionOnMentalHealth #GOPurple #SmashTheStigma #SupportingLocalPeople #WorldMentalHealthDay

Over 250,000 people in Northern Ireland are struggling with poor mental health. This equates to 1 in 5 of us, but this is only the people that we know of. Sadly, many still don't come forward for the help that they need.

With you by our side, Action Mental Health can support local people’s mental health and well-being through our recovery services which offer well-being, vocational and employability programmes. In addition to this, we also offer emotional and resilience programmes in schools and the community to build a more resilient youth, foster healthier work places for the future, and create a more caring and nurturing environment for generations to come.

Our vision is a society which actively values and supports people on their journey towards positive mental health. With our community working with us, this vision is possible.

In 2017/18, our recovery and resilience services supported over 24,000 local people. Your fundraising will ensure we can be there for them, and many more, at a time when they need it most. Thank you.

Have a question? Get in touch!

T: 028 9182 8494


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