As a non profit charity, we rely on fundraising as one the main ways to bring in funds to support ourselves and fund the services which we provide.
Whether you are part of an organisation or an individual, there are several ways in which you can get involved and help raise funds for us.
Gallaghers staff climbing Snowdon.
Are you an employee of an organisation? One way you can help to support us and raise funds is by adopting us as your charity partner and get your team or whole organisation involved in various different fundraising events.
If you do choose to adapt us as your charity partner, we can help and support you with events and the promotion of them through our own social media, website and various other channels.
Some of our charity partners also choose to work together and support each other in their fundraising efforts, helping to promote one and other and the work that they do in the community.
To discuss a charity partnership with us please call 01384 685060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraise your way
There are many different ways of fundraising, climbing Snowdon, doing the three peaks challenge, a sponsored run, selling cakes, or even just having a donation tin people can drop a few pennies in.
If you have any fundraising ideas of your own we would love to hear about them and get involved!
We will also help you to promote your fundraising event on our social media and website and come along to the event and help with setting up and packing away.
Get in touch with us about your fundraising idea and see how we can help.
Create your own fundraising page
If you have a fundraising activity or event planned, and you would like to set up your own fundraising page that people can donate directly to, you can set one up using our JustGiving or Localgiving accounts.
To set up a fundraising page on our JustGiving account, simply visit our JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/blackcountry mental health/ Click the fundraise for us button located at the top right of the page and follow the steps to create your very own fundraising page. All funds raised through your page on our JustGiving account will be paid directly to us.
As with our JustGiving account above, simply visit our Localgiving page here: https://localgiving.org/charity/blackcountrymentalhealth/ Click the fundraise for us button and follow the steps to create your very own fundraising page. All funds raised through your page on our Localgiving account will be paid directly to us.
Raise free funds by shopping online
Did you know that you can raise free funds for us at no extra cost to yourself, simply by doing your usual shopping online?
Give as you Live
Give as you live is a free fundraising platform, when you signup and shop through Give as you Live, a small percentage of your total spend will be donated to us at no extra cost to you.
Give as you Live are partnered with 4,500 online stores, including Argos, Boots, B&Q, and many more.
To see how it works and to start raising free funds for us visit our Give as you Live page here: https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/blackcountrymentalhealth
We are also signed up with Amazon Smile. By choosing us as your chosen charity through Amazon Smile, amazon will donate 0.5% of your total spend to us at no extra cost to you.
To get started with Amazon Smile head over to: https://smile.amazon.co.uk
Membership will be £3 per-year for students and for people who are currently unemployed.
For people who are currently employed membership will be £10 per-year.
As a member you will
Have the chance to attend and vote in our Annual General Meetings (AGM) each year.
A bi-monthly newsletters.
Corporate membership is aimed at local or national businesses who would like to support us and gain benefits from good mental health in the workplace.
Corporate membership will be £250 per-year.
As a corporate member you will have
A named individual from your company that will be allocated to attend and vote in our Annual General Meetings (AGM) each year.
A quarterly newsletter which will be geared directly at the benefits of supporting mental health in the workplace.
A reduction on mental health training and telephone support.
Information on developing a mental health strategy in your business.
How to become a member
If you would like to become a member of Black Country Mental Health please call us on 01384 685060 or email email@example.com
You can pay your membership fee in several ways:
You can use the following account details to transfer money directly into our bank account. Please leave a message when transferring money so that we know it is for your membership, please also send us an email with your full name to confirm that you have made payment for membership.
Account number: 12937348
Sort code: 40-51-62
Please send money to firstname.lastname@example.org through paypal and also include a message with your full name and let us know that you are paying for membership
You can also pay your membership fee by cheque by sending it via post to our head office. Please include a letter with your name and tell us that you are paying for your membership fee.
Black Country Mental Health, The Hub, Bushey Fields Hospital, Bushey Fields Road, DY1 2LZ
If you would like to pay your membership fee by cash, you can do so by handing the money to one of our staff at one of our services if you currently attend them or by visiting our head office (same address as above).
What's in it for you?
As a volunteer you could:
Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
Be helping to support people manage their mental health
Learn more about mental health and what helps us all to stay well
Use your talents and discover new ones
Develop new skills that you can add to your CV
Gain support from a friendly team to help you carry out your role
Grow in confidence and improve your communication skills
We have opportunities for volunteers in the following areas
We run a small horticultural project at Wollescote Walled Gardens in Stourbridge and we would be interested in hearing from anyone wanting to volunteer some of their time to the project to support our staff and our service users who attend it.
Do you have experience of working with groups? We run several peer support groups and we would be interested in hearing from you if you would like to offer your time to help out. Full training will be given.
Are you looking to gain experience of working in an office? Or to offer your time to help out with general office duties? If so, please get in touch.
Our board of trustees are always seeking new members who can offer their experience to help better our charity, we would like to hear from you if you would be interested in joining them.
As a mental health charity we provide mental health training to local businesses and organisations within the Black Country area. If you have experience with delivering training courses and would like to deliver them for us or help prepare courses, please contact us.
Fundraising and events
Fundraising is our main source of funding. As a non profit charity, fundraising is extremely important to us and we are always seeking people to help us raise funds, attend fundraising events, plan and organise events.
Download an application form
If you would like to volunteer for us please download our Volunteer Application Form and return it to us via email at email@example.com or by post to: Black Country Mental Health, The Hub, Bushey Fields Hospital Site, Bushey Fields Road, Dudley DY1 2LZ.