Step by Step

Step by Step aims to get people walking and talking about mental health and help reduce the stigma attached to mental health problems. One in four of us experience poor mental health every year- by taking part in Step by Step, you will be helping Mental Health UK empower more people to understand and manage their mental health.

Step by Step logo

We want to help you to find the wow in walking again and to offer something that is good for your wellbeing.

To get involved with this you just need to…

  1. Choose a date
  2. Choose an achievable (but challenging) distance for you (and your team mates) to reach on a certain date.
  3. Register and set up your fundraising pages individually and create a team page to link all of the team pages together.
  4. Get sponsored.
  5. Go the distance! Raise £100 or more and receive a medal.

Get walking and talking for mental health.

Want to fundraise for Mental Health UK but not sure where to start? Step by Step is a fundraising event that you can organise yourself. It’s a fantastic opportunity to go for a walk, keep in touch with a friend, neighbour or family member and give a boost to your mental health, all while raising valuable funds for our work.

I decided to participate as the rate in young people taking their own lives has risen in England and Wales by over 60% in the last 8 years. I had a young family friend who passed away so wanted to make sure I could do something to support the mental health cause and raise awareness. It is so important that charities can continue their life saving and crucial work.

– Onyeka Michelle raised £160 at one of our walking events.

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

Ready to get signed up?

Register for an event and you'll receive support every step of the way.

Register now

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.