Double your donation to Changes Bristol in the Kind 2 Mind Big Give this mental health awareness month!

We are so excited to be taking part in this year’s Kind 2 Mind campaign to raise £5,000 in just 2 weeks! Between the 14th May to 28th May, any donations made to us will be doubled. These funds will go towards the running costs of our invaluable Keep Going Keep Growing outdoor wellbeing group. Donations will be generously matched by our incredible sponsors during the campaign meaning your money can go twice as far.

What is it all about?

Our Keep Going Keep Growing group provides a safe space for individuals within nature. We gather in community green spaces around Bristol and share how we are feeling. We take part in grounding practices, cook on the fire and do a variety of nature based craft activities. Over the 2 years this group has been running 43 people have taken part and we’ve had 671 attendances over 82 sessions.

Our members have said this of the Keep Going Keep Growing sessions – 

“You come here with your stresses and leave feeling calm and peaceful.”

“I enjoy them. I often get something from the sessions and found the possibility of connecting with others in nature really calming and great for stress and anxiety:”

“It helped me have a purpose and gave some structure to my week. I found connecting with others over activities helped to make tricky subjects easier to talk about.”

How can you help?

By donating through the Big Give between 14th May and the 28th May your money will go twice as far. Thanks to some of our amazing supporters, any donations will be doubled during this week. That means your £10 donation will become £20. This is equivalent to providing one person with weekly mental health support through our groups for 4 months.

One donation = twice the impact.

If you are feeling extra generous and organised, you could consider setting up a small fundraiser with your friends, family or colleagues. We have a fundraising pack with all of the information you might need, and can even create the posters and social media content for you! Just email requesting a fundraising pack.

Next steps:

  • Set yourself a reminder for midday on the 14th May or fill in this google form and we will send you a personalised reminder on the day.
  • Spread the word! We are on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and even TikTok. Share our content to reach as money people as possible
  • Add our Big Give campaign page as a bookmark on your browser – this means you can go straight to the site on the day
  • Give yourself a pat on the back – you are helping us continue to support people’s mental health in Bristol and continue our beloved Keep Going Keep Growing group!