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Calling all game players, quiz takers and record breakers. It’s time to get your game face on because in the run up to World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October) we want you to challenge your colleagues to use their skills in some fun games and activities to raise funds for our charity partnership.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but World Mental Health Day is a great time to show your support and start learning more about mental wellbeing.

Thank you to your incredible efforts so far, this week also sees the launch of our partnership pilot services to help explore the role our communities can play in improving mental wellbeing.

Raise your game and fundraise: 5 – 11 October

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Whilst we know colleagues fundraise all year round, there’ll be some weeks this year where we want colleagues to really up their fundraising efforts to support. From 5 – 11 October, we’re launching our next big fundraising week in the run up to World Mental Health Day.

Here you can download a fundraising guide, posters and other materials to help plan your fundraising activity. You can also find details on how to join the Big Virtual Quiz for Members and Colleagues.

Keep us in the loop

For additional materials, fundraising advice and to let us know what you have planned, contact the partnership hotline on 0203 995 6188 or email coop@mind.org.uk

If you need support with your mental health or know someone that does, the following can help:

  • contact Mind for support in England and Wales on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday), Text: 86463 or email info@mind.org.uk
  • call SAMH for support in Scotland on 0344 800 0550 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday but closed bank holidays), or email info@samh.org.uk
  • call Inspire for support in NI on 0289 032 8474 (lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, closed bank holidays)
  • text SHOUT for support anywhere on 85258
  • call Samaritans for support anywhere 24/7 on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

SAVE THE DATE: The next fundraising week will be in February 2021.

Join our Wellbeing Quiz: 14 October at 8pm

Following World Mental Health Day (10th), we’re giving our monthly Members’ Quiz a wellbeing twist.

We’re inviting our colleagues to join members and speakers from Mind, SAMH & Inspire for a chance to connect, learn and have a bit of fun whilst pitting your wits against members and colleagues from across the UK.

You can submit questions ahead of the quiz, we have general knowledge, pop music and a TV round this time, so please share your favourite or most fiendish questions for these rounds. There will also be a round on wellbeing.

The quiz will take place online over Zoom. Let us know you’re coming and submit your questions:

If you’re a colleague member, click here. For all other colleagues, click here.