Peace of mind
Invite your friends and family over for a cuppa and some arts and crafts to raise money for charity and increase awareness surrounding mental health
There’s nothing quite like taking some time out to do something creative, especially when you’re doing it for a good cause. Mind, a charity dedicated to helping those experiencing mental health problems, is encouraging people to get together for an inventive afternoon of crafting to fundraise for its vital services.
Crafternoons are a great chance to connect with those around you. Whether you have some fun with the kids on the weekend, get some colleagues involved over lunch or make an evening of it with a group of friends, they’re all about enjoying yourself, getting crafty and helping Mind ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Crafternoons also offer an opportunity to look after your own wellbeing, as getting creative is known to have a positive impact on mental health. Perhaps you’ve watched a how-to video or walked around a craft fair and thought ‘I could make that!’ or maybe you’re not an expert crafter but would like to give it a go. Whatever your experience, Mind has a range of handy templates you can turn to for inspiration. The stitched notebook is perfect as a thoughtful gift, the classic felt bear is fun for the little ones to try, and the happy jar can be filled with affirmations and positive messages when you, or someone you know, needs a pick-me-up.
The simplest way to fundraise is to ask your guests for a donation. Your Crafternoon fundraising could really make a difference to those who need support, and contribute to improving and expanding Mind’s Infoline, its online community, Elefriends, and its campaigns for better mental health services.