There are many ways you can support Shout this festive season. From buying a charity advent calendar or Christmas jumper to signing up for a festive walk to kick-start your new year, we’ve listed the top five ways you can help keep our lifeline open this Christmas.
1. Become a monthly donor for 2024
The simplest way to support Shout is to donate - just £10 can help someone in distress access an hour of mental health support this Christmas.
Whether you'd like to make a one-off contribution or set up a recurring donation for 2024, your support allows us to continue providing free and confidential help around the clock for anyone in the UK who needs urgent support with their mental health.
2. Order an Advent of Change calendar
This year, we’re excited to be part of Advent of Change’s charity network!
You can make a difference to Shout and 23 other fantastic causes by purchasing a charity advent calendar, candle or giftbook.
You’ll reveal a new charity recipient behind each of the 24 perforated doors, and each door represents a donation, telling you just how your contribution could be used.
3. Sign up to the London Winter Walk
The London Winter Walk is the perfect event to kickstart the New Year after your Christmas celebrations. There are full marathon, half marathon and 10k options available.
By signing up, you’ll get a free winter bobble hat, neck buff, a special medal and hot food at the finish, all while raising vital funds for our service.
Find out more and sign up here.
4. Make a difference with charity Christmas cards and gifts
If you’re looking for gifts that make a difference this year, check out our shop! Every purchase raises awareness and helps more people across the UK who are struggling to cope. Alongside our Christmas collection, we also have a range of jumpers, t-shirts, mugs and stickers that would make the perfect stocking fillers for friends and family.
If you know someone who would prefer a donation in their name instead of a physical gift, you can browse a huge range of designs and order personalised charity Christmas cards through our partners at Making a Difference. If you’d rather to go green and send e-cards this year, find a design here and donate the cost of your card and stamp to Shout instead! Both options allow you to donate any amount alongside the card you're sending.
5. Put a date in your diary for the Big Give
We’re very excited to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023, the UK’s leading match funding campaign.
That means that from 28 November until 5 December, your donations will be DOUBLED!
If you’re able to, we’d love you to save the date and donate during this week in November. One donation, twice the impact! To keep up to date with this challenge and other exciting events, sign up to our supporter newsletter.
However you choose to support Shout, it really does make all the difference to the children, young people and adults who need us.
When my care teams were closed, Shout was always there - no matter what