"from attending events to how you shop online, there are many ways you can help."
Other Ways to Help
Depression Alliance desperately needs your help to ensure our work continues. There are many ways you can support us. Below are just a few ways.
Please download the Depression Alliance Fundraising Pack to learn more about how you run your own events. If you would like to hold a fundraising event please contact us. To get some ideas please visit the Join Our Campaign page.
Attend our Events
Climb your mountain
If your depression sometimes makes everything you do feel like climbing a mountain you might like to take on this challenge as part of your plan for managing your depression. It fits perfectly.
Join a group of like-minded people led by professional guides on a climb up England’s highest mountain - Scafell Pike in the Lake District - on 13th September 2013 and you can join them. We will have professional guides, who’ll take care of camping and basic food. All we have to do is bring the more personal items like suitable clothing and sleeping bags.
One of the most beautiful sights in England
The whole weekend — guides, tents and camping fees — will only cost us £62 each plus a couple of pub meals and travel.
It's a great opportunity to take on a manageable challenge and raise some much needed cash for Depression Alliance so it can continue its vital work — we're asking participants to get friends and family and workmates to sponsor them for taking on the challenge.
How will it be organised?
Once all the places are taken, we'll contact everyone to work out transport to the campsite. We'd like a volunteer driver and Depression Alliance is willing to pay for a minibus to get people to the Lake District.
What do I do next?
Just click this link to send a registration pack request to me, Mick, and get the adventure rolling!
Recently one of our supporters handmade teddy bears for Depression Alliance and sold them on ebay. This kind and creative initiative not only raised £18 but also helped raise awareness about the cause.
Sell on our website
Do you have something that you could sell for Depression Alliance? Please contact us to discuss this further.
Promote our publications
Many people tell us our publications are helpful and while we provide many complimentary publications we also sell them to community centres, surgeries, municipalities and other service providers. You could help raise funds by circulating our order form in your community. To view our publications click here.
If you have unwanted shares you can donate them to Depression Alliance to help us raise valuable funds. You can do this through ShareGift.
Please click the logo for more information on how to donate your shares.
Recycle - Empty Cartridge
To help make money for Depression Alliance you can send your empty printer ink cartridges and old mobile phones to Empty Cartridge Ltd. Please visit their at www.emptycartridge.co.uk and read the guidelines carefully before making a donation.
You will need to register with them first by clicking on the "Contact Us" option on their homepage, then click the "Register with Us" box. Alternatively click here to be taken directly to the "Fill in YOUR OWN Name, Address, Post Code, Telephone and Email". For the V.A.T number put 0000 as it says and in Funds Paid to put Depression Alliance.
This then means that Empty Cartridge will pay money made from the cartridges directly to Depression Alliance. You are able to send your cartridges Freepost by emailing them and requesting the address. Please check the website for shipping details and the details for how many and what type of cartridges and mobile phones are accepted.
If you're wanting to buy flowers why not do it through Charity Flowers.
Depression Alliance will now receive 15% of the total cost when you place an order with Charity Flowers Direct. Click on the logo to place your order quoting 'DA' as the Charity Source Code.
If you would like to receive a brochure please e-mail your postal address to: email@example.com quoting 'Charity Flowers Direct'.
Shop with Buyagift and help raise money for Depression Alliance. Buyagift is the solution to all your gift needs, from make-overs to driving days and flying lesssons to hampers. This site is easy to use and has over 450 inspirational gift ideas.
Please click the logo to learn more about a champagne and balloon ride and to browse through hundreds of other exciting gifts for someone special or yourself! Depression Alliance will earn up to 12% from each sale.
Buy.at also has an impressive range of goods where you can choose from over 10,000 products from over eighty retailers including Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Amazon.
Leave a Legacy
If you are thinking about making your Will, would you consider leaving a legacy to Depression Alliance? It is very easy to arrange and will make an extraordinary impact. Nearly all charitable legacies are free from inheritance tax. Download our Legacy form here.
You can pledge a fixed amount, a proportion of your estate or a special gift. Leaving a legacy to Depression Alliance is making the gift of a lifetime and will help hundreds of people affected by depression to cope during difficult times and lead happier lives.
Share Your Story - Become a Case Study
Depression Alliance is always on the look out for people willing to share their story. We are especially in need of young people and those affected by SAD. If you are interested in helping us please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you would like to start a group please contact email@example.com for a start-up pack or visit our self-help groups page for more information.
Depression Alliance depends on donations to continue its vital work. To show your support please
CLICK HERE to Donate using our secure donation page.