Move it for Mental Health LBG

Move it for Mental Health and step up to the podium.
Celebrate the warmer weather, the Olympics fast approaching and restrictions easing by challenging yourself to a month of moving.

This event has already happened.

The Department of Health recommends that adults should aim to be active daily, and complete around 2.5 hours of moderate intensity activity a week (about half an hour five times a week). Whether you already do this and more, or you need a little nudge to get there – challenge yourself and raise money for Mental Health UK.

  1. Choose your activity. Running, walking, cycling, weightlifting, swimming, squats, stairs
  2. Set the target. 5k run every other day, 50 squats every day, 100 deadlifts every day, a marathon over a month, Lands End to John O’Groats over a month.
  3. Register!

Fancy creating more of a one-day event with an Olympics vibe, celebrating every nation and every person?

Why not download our ideas PDF and organise a fun sports day!

Download our Sports Day resource here

Get your friends, family or colleagues together and have a silly day recreating your own sports day, filled with events like the good old egg and spoon race, sack race and chuck the tea bag in the mug game.

Don’t forget basketball, volleyball, football, golf, rugby and tennis are also Olympic sports, if you fancy a team competitive challenge!

  1. Create your JustGiving page.
  2. Share your JustGiving page. Help raise vital funds for people affected by mental health problems by sharing your JustGiving page on social and gain support from your friends, family and colleagues.
  3. We’d love to celebrate your event with you so be sure to send us photos of your activity.

By raising £100 you’re helping 50 teachers on our Bloom programme receive training to support their students with mental health resilience

“Bloom ticked the box of engaging the kids to look at their own mental health. One of the big things for me with Bloom is that it takes away this part of ‘Who is going to help me? I am feeling this way, who is going to help me?’ to ‘What can I do?’. I think that was a really important aspect.” School staff delivering Bloom

As a token of our appreciation, raise anything over £100 and we’ll send you a Mental Health UK medal!

The positive impact the group has had on me is huge. I don’t feel so isolated any more. If the support had not been available I would still be facing depression and loneliness, unable to look after myself and over-thinking things.

Amita, Rethink Mental Illness support group member

Raise money and have fun!

Read what some of our fundraisers have to say.

"I enjoyed seeing my fundraising increase on a weekly basis, the events that I organised pushed me out of my comfort zone, I talked to people about Mental Health in a way that I would never have done otherwise."

Louise Greenwood,
Lloyds Banking Group

"I was totally elated when I crossed the line and so glad I’d given it a go!"

Helen Taylor

"Mental Health UK was a friendly partner to have. I received lots of motivational encouragement via email which maybe doesn’t sound like much but knowing people are rooting for you really helps"

Richard Gray

Contact us

If you have questions about any of our events or fundraising please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly events team are happy to help!

What will my money go towards?

The money you raise makes a real impact on people’s lives. here are some of the things we spend event fundraising on.

Support groups

Our support groups can be a lifeline for those experiencing mental health problems.


Providing practical advice to help people better understand and manage their mental health.


Creating easy-to-understand educational resources about mental health.