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Statistically, 1 in 4 people in Scotland will experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives. It is during these times that Mental Health Aberdeen can offer vital help to those individuals and help people work towards recovery.

Early support and intervention is often very important, but sadly this doesn’t always happen. Support from the public and local organisations enables us to continue our vital service of helping people during times of crisis. This can have a long and lasting impact upon the quality of a person’s life.

Please consider raising money for MHA. In the past, fundraisers have held a range of events, from quiz nights, to endurance challenges or evening events and shows. Fundraising can be great fun and you are only limited by your imagination!

Of course, not everyone has the ability to organise a fundraising event. We can also accept direct debit donations, but even liking, sharing and following us on Facebook and Twitter can go a long way to helping us reach out to those in need and destigmatise the mental health challenges many people face on a daily basis.
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VOLUNTEER WITH MHA
MHA is a voluntary sector organisation – We need your help!

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to join our organsiation. If you are honest, enthusiastic, committed and have a good sense of humour, we want to hear from you!
Please note, a Disclosure Scotland check is a requirement for all of our volunteers.

You Can Also Do Some Fundraising For MHA

Some Ways Volunteers Can Help Us
Collecting tins – getting them into shops, pubs and other appropriate businesses, regularly checking them and bringing them to MHA. Head office can help with paperwork and documentation of collecting tins.
Annual Flag Day - Volunteers Can Help Rattle Our Cans
Once a year, usually in December, MHA get out into the community to do some fundraising. This is a fantastic day that not only allows us to raise some vital funds, but also to raise our profile in the Aberdeen area. Let people know we are here, and make it easier for those that need us to gain access to much needed support.
Other Events & Fundraising Activities
MHA take part in regular events like sales, coffee mornings, discos, pub quizzes etc. Volunteers may have their own ideas and contacts enable them to run smaller regular events on our behalf. If you would like to organise something, but if you are short on ideas, take a look through the rest of this page.
Sponsored Activity
Many of the supporters that raise money for MHA like to do so by organising an activity that will challenge them and help them achieve personal milestones. These activities have in the past ranged from things like walking the West Highland Way, to running a marathon, and even cycling huge distances, all in the aid of supporting those that suffer from mental health difficulties. Is there something that you have always wanted to do? Perhaps undertaking this challenge in aid of MHA will help motivate you to finally get it done.
Support In Kind
Volunteers can and do offer a huge amount of support to MHA and that can come in many forms. MHA are always looking to recruit a wide and diverse range of individuals who can bring their own knowledge, skills and experience to a variety of volunteering roles. You may have specific skills such as cooking, photography, IT, gardening, art etc - All we ask is that volunteers have the appropriate level of disclosure or are willing to get this.
Volunteer befriending - our companions befriending project offers a supportive relationship, having a befriender can help reduce social isolation and provide support for people to do things they might find difficult on their own. The volunteer can meet up with their paired befriender on a regular basis to share an activity together, planned on the basis of the service users needs and interests e.g. going for coffee, going to the cinema. volunteers can claim out of pocket expenses and the service user is expected to cover their own costs.
Being a volunteer for MHA could also be by way of becoming a director on our board. Our Board of Directors or trustees are all unpaid roles. They commit some time and effort. - download or link to guidance for charity trustees? on governance page too?

If you have an idea and would like to discuss it further, just contact our fundraising and marketing manager on 01224 590510 or email at [email protected]

The top three most popular fundraising activities according to TFN were sky diving, shaving heads and fire walking

FUNDRAISE FOR MHA

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There’s a reason why fundraising starts with

‘fun’ – because it is!

Please contact our fundraising and marketing manager for any questions you have on fundraising for MHA.

Here are some ideas:
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Obstacle Fun Runs like Tough Mudder
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Run a marathon
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Organise an evening show like Cabaret, or a quiz night
If evening entertainment isn’t your thing, then why not something during the day? Bake Sales, Coffee Mornings and Awareness Raising Events are always popular.
Your help Will Allow Us To:
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Keep the help we give to individuals personal and flexible
Allow us to continue to provide innovative, person centred solutions to mental health support.
Improve the quality of life for those who need us
Let us invest in providing even better services for people
Enable us to help even more people
Support our efforts to reduce ignorance, fear and stigma
Allow us to campaign at both local and national levels
Help us to survive financial "rainy days" and go on helping people who are vulnerable
How can you help further?
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Become a member (corporate/personal).
Make a personal donation.
Remember us in your will.
Encourage your workplace to make us their charity of the year, or organise an event on our behalf. This can also be a great way to foster and build a team spirit.
Encourage sports and social clubs to help us.
Tell other people about our work – family, friends, customers, suppliers.
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