Be Active for Bucks Mind
Be Active for Bucks Mind is our new fundraising campaign that encourages you to be active every day, in a way that suits you, while raising vital funds for Bucks Mind.
The aim is to support your mental and physical wellbeing, while also supporting the mental health of other local people by raising funds for our mental health services.Please click here to find out more
Game for Bucks Mind
Gaming is a wonderful hobby to pass time, relax and unwind. Some people game electronically via their chosen console (Play Station, Wii, Xbox and more!) while others choose the more traditional board games and cards. Gaming can be done solo, in teams or groups and even some game as a part of a tournament.
Why not fundraise for your local mental health charity, Buckinghamshire Mind, while enjoying your hobby and relaxation time?Please click here to find out more
Bake for Bucks Mind
Everyone has different ways they choose to help manage their stress and overall mental health and wellbeing. Some of us run, some walk in nature, others create art, while some do yoga and meditation.
However, many of us like to hit the kitchen to focus our thoughts and calm our minds with culinary and baking skills. The act of focusing on preparing ingredients, measuring, weighing, mixing, whisking and managing timings can ease the mind and body. After all, food for the soul has real meaning behind it, especially when we can follow up this act with eating the yummy creations and sharing it with others, offering joy all round.
This is why we’ve launched our our Bake for Bucks Mind.
Combine your enjoyment for baking and while raising funds for your local mental health charity, Buckinghamshire Mind!Please click here to find out more
Hold a Virtual Crafternoon
Crafting is a fun activity that can make us feel good and help us look after our wellbeing.
That’s why we’re inviting you to host a Virtual Crafternoon at home.
All you need to do is download our step-by-step guide, which will tell you everything you need to know. Please click on the button below to download.
Get together online with your favourite people and spend an afternoon doing some crafting. Set-up a fundraising page online and ask your guests to make a donation for Buckinghamshire Mind to take part. Enjoy a get-together with a difference and help make sure no one in Bucks and East Berks has to face a mental health problem alone.
You can find many more resources on the national Mind website, guides on setting-up calls on Zoom, Google Meet and Facebook Room, posters, bunting, suggested craft suppliers and much more. Please click here to access these resources.
If you’ve got any questions, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at [email protected]
Download our step-by-step guide
Creating a birthday fundraiser is a fantastic way to give back to a cause you’re passionate about on your special day. Despite the easing of restriction, most social gatherings and parties are on hold, but you could ask your friends and family to donate to Buckinghamshire Mind instead. Encourage people to forgo birthday gifts and donate to your birthday fundraiser by setting up a JustGiving page for Buckinghamshire Mind or holding a Facebook Fundraiser in aid of Buckinghamshire Mind.
If you have a musical talent, take it online to a virtual gig through Facebook or Instagram live. Set up a JustGiving page so that those who join your gig can make a donation. Listening to live music is also a great way for others to feel good.
Virtual pub quiz
Use Skype or other online meeting platforms hold a virtual pub quiz. Set up a JustGiving page and ask your guests to make a donation to take part.
Virtual physical activity
Lead an online class through Facebook Live or by livestreaming on your JustGiving fundraising page. It could be yoga, pilates or old school aerobics. Set up a JustGiving page and ask for a donation to Buckinghamshire Mind for friends to attend. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to livestream on JustGiving. Don’t forget to let us know so that we can share your Facebook Live or JustGiving livestream link on our social media.
Share your skills with others through online tutorials. You could do cooking, a foreign language or teaching a musical instrument. Ask for a donation in exchange for sharing your skills, which can be donated on your JustGiving page.
Covid swear jar
Put £1 into the jar whenever you use the word “Covid” and donate the collection to Bucks Mind.
Green fingers sweepstake
Choose your favourite plant and encourage your friends to sow seeds at the same time as you. Ask them for a donation and over time you can watch your seeds change from seedlings into grown plants. The gardener of the plant that bares its first fruit or flower wins half the sweepstake donation. Donate the other half to Buckinghamshire Mind.
Have a clear out
Now is a good opportunity to declutter. Sell your unwanted items on Ebay, or go to a website like Music Magpie, which will give you cash in return for your old CDs and DVDs. Donate the money you make to Buckinghamshire Mind.
You don’t always need a bucket to collect donations, did you know you can collect online too? Set up a JustGiving page, personalise it with your reasons for supporting Buckinghamshire Mind and share the link with your friends and family.
Donate to Buckinghamshire Mind
Many of us are currently working from home or have cancelled activities outside of the house. This may mean that you find that we are saving money on travel or other expenses. If you able to, you may want to consider donating those savings to Buckinghamshire Mind.