The Big Mental Health Get Together


Fundraise and join us in our mission to give everyone in the UK the tools they need to live their best possible life by hosting a Big Mental Health Get Together!

It’s a coffee and cake morning, or brunch with your friends. It’s a prosecco and pie with colleagues, or a full blown party to celebrate being with loved ones!

Jemima, MHUK Fundraising Manager

By organising a get together, you will give the people close to you a space to talk about mental health if they want to.

By raising money, you will empower people to better understand and maintain their mental health.

Register now to download your digital pack, and get ready to tackle loneliness and bring people together.

How do I raise money?

The possibilities are endless. You could set up a stall in your front garden and offer take away home bakes, host your friends in the garden for a BBQ, or even in the office kitchen for an indoor picnic.

Once you’ve signed up we’ll send you a link for your digital fundraising kit which will have printable assets to help you with promotion and fundraising, but here are just a couple of ideas to get you going…

At your Big Get together you could bake a delicious cake and ask for donations in return for a slice. Or what about hosting a quiz and asking people to donate to take part. Source a prize for the winner from a business (for example a voucher from Pizza Express, or a haircut from a local hairdresser).

Can I set up a Facebook event?

To create a private or public event:

  1. Click Events in the left menu of your News Feed
  2. Click Create Event in the top right
  3. Choose between a private or public event

If you’re creating a public event, you can set the event’s host as yourself or a page you manage. You’re not able to change the privacy settings once you’ve created the event.

  1. Fill in the event name, details, location and time

If you’re creating a public event, you can:

  • Add multiple dates and times
  • Select a category for your event
  • Add keywords about your event
  • Add a link to a ticketing website
  1. Click Create

You’ll be taken to your event where you can invite guests, upload photos, share posts and edit event details.

You can share your Big Get Together page with your guests at the same time, and watch the donations roll in ahead of your event.

How will my money help?

The money you raise will help us to continue to deliver our services to those that really need them.

Like our online support network Clic that you can find out more about here



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.