How do I get started?
To get started simply join our Facebook group. Once in the group you’ll be able to request your free t-shirt simply by setting up your JustGiving fundraising page. Whilst in the group you’ll receive loads of tips, support, and inspiration from other Move for Mind fundraisers, along with being able to share updates about how your journey is going!
What is Move for Mind?
Move for Mind is a virtual fundraising challenge. It encourages you to get active by moving for 31 minutes a day for 31 days in January, while raising money in the fight for better mental health. Join our supportive community on Facebook and get started today!
When will I receive my Move for Mind t-shirt and activity tracker?
When you set up a Move for Mind JustGiving fundraising page you will be sent a free MfMt-shirt and activity tracker. The tracker contains a list of suggested activities for inspiration and a space to record your daily 31 minutes. Please allow up to 14 days to receive these after you have set up your fundraiser. If you haven't received these after 14 days then please let us know on the Facebook group or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience.
What exercise/s can I do?
You can do anything you like to take part in Move for Mind. Have a jog round the park before work, a dance around your living room, skip on the spot, cycle! You can complete the same exercise every day or mix it up! It’s entirely up to you what you do to Move for Mind. The most important thing is starting the year right by raising money and awareness for mental health while helping improve your mental and physical wellbeing,
If you need some inspiration for activity ideas, our A-Z guide can be found here.
How should I track my daily activity?
It’s completely up to you, but you could use a smartphone app of your choice or you can track your activity offline using your MfM daily tracker, which we will post to you after you’ve signed up. You can also find a digital version of our tracker at https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/donate-or-fundraise/take-on-an-active-challenge/move-for-mind-resources/.
When does the challenge begin?
The Move for Mind Facebook group opens on December 4th, and the challenge starts on January 1st through to January 31st.
How old do I need to be to take part in Move for Mind?
You can take part in Move for Mind at any age. However, you must be over 18 to set up a JustGiving fundraising page, unless under the direct supervision of an adult. Please drop up an email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee to sign up for Move for Mind. Just choose the activities you’re going to be doing for 31 minutes every day in January, and raise money and help us fight for mental health across England and Wales.
I‘m not able to take part every day in January – can I still take part?
Of course! This challenge is for everyone, and every 31 minutes of activity you complete will make a difference. If you can’t manage this every day, that’s fine, please take the time you need to rest. Remember, raising money and awareness for mental health while improving your own mental and physical wellbeing is the most important thing.
Can I take part as a team?
Absolutely! Whether you want to inspire your family to create positive new habits, or encourage some friendly competition amongst your friends - Move for Mind is even more fun when you’ve got teammates to keep you motivated. JustGiving team pages allow you and your friends to join your individual fundraising pages together to contribute to an overall total. They’re great if you want to raise money separately whilst still contributing to a larger team goal!
I haven’t received my beanie or medal?
Congratulations on raising such an impressive amount! We will be sending out the Move for Mind beanies and medals on a weekly basis. Please expect to receive your beanie and medal within 14 days of raising £150. If you haven’t received these after 14 days, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I prove I’ve completed my Move for Mind challenge?
There is no need for you to prove to us that you have completed your Move for Mind challenge. However, we would love to hear your updates and how you are getting on by sharing this on the Move for Mind Facebook group. If you would like, you can use your Move for Mind daily tracker in your welcome pack to record your daily activity and then take a photo to share on the Facebook group once you have completed your challenge.
How do I keep a healthy relationship with exercise healthy while taking part in Move for Mind?
Being active during your Move for Mind challenge can be a great way to support your mental health. But,it’s important to remember we all have different preferences, tolerances and fitness levels. Try to make sure you are letting yourself recover by resting for your body and mind. We’ve set a challenge of 31 days of activity, but you can build in rest days where you take a break from activity. Or you could add low intensity days (taking part in meditation, gentle walks or yoga) into your plans. The key here is to try to be mindful of what you’re doing, and strike a healthy balance.
How do I fundraise?
You can get fundraising in just a few clicks. Simply complete the Just Giving registration form and your personal fundraising page will be created. Once setup you can download our digital welcome pack which has everything you need to get started.
How will my fundraising make a difference?
Your fundraising will help us be there for anyone who needs it, when they need it, by providing support and access to the right information. To find out more about the services Mind provide, please click here.
Is there a minimum fundraising amount?
No, there’s no minimum fundraising amount. The default amount on each fundraiser is set at £150 but you can edit this amount. All that we ask is that you raise as much as you can, and every penny you raise will go towards providing lifesaving information and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. As a thank you we’ll even send you a MfM beanie and medal when you raise £150 or more.
My friends or family would prefer to give me a cash or cheque, how can they donate?
If someone wants to donate to your Move for Mind fundraiser but would prefer to donate offline, the best thing is to collect their donation offline and pay it into your personal account. You can then donate it directly to your fundraiser yourself.
Once I’ve finished fundraising, how do I send the money to you?
If you have fundraised through your JustGiving fundraising page there is nothing you need to do. All donations will automatically come directly to Mind. If you have offline fundraising to pay in we would suggest paying this in to your own account and then onto your JustGiving fundraising page yourself. However, if you would prefer to send us your offline fundraising a different way please email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help with this.
Can I fundraise for a local Mind?
Move for Mind is a fundraising challenge created by national Mind, with all fundraising and registrations completed through this site supporting the work national Mind does. The Mind network is a federated structure with each Mind being an independent charity and responsible for their own fundraising. We at national Mind are a separate charity from the local Mind organisations, and while we have similar aims and values, we fulfil slightly different roles. We provide the nationwide information services, Infoline, and campaign nationally for support and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem. This structure allows the local Minds to work on front line services specifically for the communities that they work with.
If you would like to fundraise for your local Mind please get in touch with them directly.
Can I take part in Move for Mind without fundraising?
Because Move for Mind is a fundraising challenge, we would ask that you please try and fundraise if taking part in the challenge. However, we recognise that times are tough for some of us right now and not everyone will be in the position to donate as much or as often. We will be at hand to provide support and tips throughout the challenge. Every penny you raise is hugely appreciated and will go towards providing life changing support for those living with a mental health problem.