Christmas is the time of year we start thinking about what gifts we are going to buy for our loved ones; but there are also so many good causes we could also be supporting at the same time. I totally get that not all of use have the luxury of being able to give spare money away to charity, but below are some ideas if you want to health mental health charities this Christmas period:
Mind sell a variety of Christmas cards on their website alongside their 2018 calendar which is available now. Paperchase are selling various Christmas cards for a range of different charities and 50p from each sale goes to the chosen charity. This design in particular is what I picked up as it supports Mind. WH Smith have a variety of Christmas cards where the purchase price is split between the charities Mind, Cancer Research and National Literacy trust.
Run up to Christmas is a brand new virtual running event where you can challenge yourself to run as much as you can in 25 days and it is all in aid of raising money for Mind. Unfortunately I believe the event has sold out but you can make a donation on their Just Giving page.
Unfiltered Society is a clothing company based in the UK that was started by blogger and mental health campaigner Jessica Ellis to encourage honest and open discussions about mental health. £10 from every adult sweater purchased and £5 from child sizes goes towards one of their charity partners who include CALM, In Charley’s Memory, APNI, The Mental Health Foundation and Young Minds.
Beat Eating Disorders are running a Santa Run event on the 3rd of December in London. Tickets are £35 and you get a free Santa suit to run in and a medal for finishing. More information can be found here.
#SunflowersForJacqueline was started by blogger and Youtuber Leanne Lim-Walker after losing her best friend to mental illness. Leanne teamed up with Bloody Mary Metal to create two beautiful products in memory of Jacqueline and to raise money for Rethink Mental Illness. £15 from each sale of either the Sunflower Ring or Sunflower Pendant goes towards helping this amazing charity. Not only are you helping mental health, you will be purchasing a beautiful, quality gift for someone.
PANDAS is the UK’s leading charity in supporting families suffering from prenatal and postnatal mental illnesses. Mum’s Back creates indulgent, delicious hampers and £1 from every sale of a hamper goes towards raising money for PANDAS.
Ditch the Label is the leading international anti-bullying charity who work to fight all types of bullying. They have an online store selling clothes for both men and women, and all proceeds go to the charity. Alongside t-shirts they sell tote bags, hate, bracelets and badges plus more.
Samaritans are another charity very close to my heart as they have helped me in times of need. The charity are focusing on giving the gift of listening to others this Christmas as it can be a very difficult time of year for some. You can donate online to help support an amazing charity, even if it is only a few pounds.
Do you know of any other great causes we can support over Christmas or have winter events taking place? Please let me know down in the comments!