JOIN THE MOVEMENT

We all know someone who lives with mental health challenges, or we may face challenges of our own. Let’s Move for Mental Health from June 12-18 in support of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries. 

The goal is to participate in any form of joyful movement: go for a walk, stretch, or cycle outside. You can join a team or create a team. Then, log your daily move minutes and invite your friends to join you for the week or donate to the movement.

Our goal is

100,000

joyful minutes of movement

To raise

$100,000

To help reach

100,000

people with resources for mental health

GOAL: $100,000
1%
GOAL: $100,000
2%

We want to recruit at least twenty team captains and a total of 200 participants who all reach out to their friends and family for support.

We are grateful that a generous, anonymous donor will match all donations up to $50,000—so every $1 you give = $2.

To sign up as a participant, team captain, or to give, please click the links below: 

We want to recruit at least twenty team captains and a total of 200 participants who all reach out to their friends and family for support.

We are grateful that a generous, anonymous donor will match all donations up to $50,000—so every $1 you give = $2.

To sign up as a participant, team captain, or to give, please click the links below: 

NEXT STEPS

NEXT STEPS

TEAM CAPTAIN

  1. Register your team
  2. Recruit 7-10 team members from your network
  3. Record your team’s daily move minutes 
  4. Report them as an update on the fundraiser page

PARTICIPANT

  1. Join a team or sign up as an individual
  2. Invite your friends and family to donate 
  3. Record your daily move minutes 
  4. Report your minutes to your team captain

SUPPORTER

  1. Follow along with our teams’ progress on the fundraiser page
  2.  Give using the button below. Every $1 you give = $2, meaning all donations up to $50,000 will be matched
 

TEAM CAPTAIN

  1. Register your team
  2. Recruit 7-10 team members from your network
  3. Record your team’s daily move minutes 
  4. Report them as a comment on the fundraiser page

PARTICIPANT

  1. Join a team or sign up as an individual
  2. Invite your friends and family to donate 
  3. Record your daily move minutes 
  4. Report your minutes to your team captain

SUPPORTER

  1. Follow along with our teams’ progress on the fundraiser page
  2.  Give using the button below. Every $1 you give = $2, meaning all donations up to $50,000 will be matched
 

ABOUT THE EVENT

ABOUT THE EVENT

One in five people experience mental health challenges worldwide, so mental health is important for all of us. Whether we have a lived experience of our own mental health challenge or have friends and family living with mental health challenges, we’re all impacted.

Move for Mental Health is a fundraiser being held from June 12-18. Throughout that week, our goal is to record 100,000 joyful minutes of movement to raise $100,000 to reach 100,000 people with resources for mental health and wellbeing. By supporting this campaign, you’ll help raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health. And by engaging in physical activity, you can improve your own wellbeing. Every dollar raised will be matched by a generous anonymous donor, up to $50,000. All funds raised will be in support of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries.

Through this fundraiser, Sanctuary aims to continue equipping the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Our resources prepare communities of faith to offer much-needed, meaningful support to people living with mental health challenges. One of our resources, The Sanctuary Course, has had a strong global impact. By the end of 2020, the course had reached close to 65,000 participants from forty-six countries, and its impact continues to grow in 2021. We have some exciting projects in the works such as resources for youth and community development, as well as translations of our resources into other languages. Your financial support will help make these current and upcoming resources available to churches everywhere.

As a Move for Mental Health participant, you may register as an individual, join an existing team or create a team. Throughout the week, engage in any form of joyful movement; stretching, walking, running, cycling, gardening, and swimming are just a few examples. Log your minutes and invite your friends and family to donate. And tag us on social media with #sanctuarymoves and #moveformentalhealth!  Start a team or join one here. If you’d rather participate by giving than moving, donate here

One in five people experience mental health challenges worldwide, so mental health is important for all of us. Whether we have a lived experience of our own mental health challenge or have friends and family living with mental health challenges, we’re all impacted.

Move for Mental Health is a fundraiser being held from June 12-18. Throughout that week, our goal is to record 100,000 joyful minutes of movement to raise $100,000 to reach 100,000 people with resources for mental health and wellbeing. By supporting this campaign, you’ll help raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health. And by engaging in physical activity, you can improve your own wellbeing. Every dollar raised will be matched by a generous anonymous donor, up to $50,000. All funds raised will be in support of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries.

Through this fundraiser, Sanctuary aims to continue equipping the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Our resources prepare communities of faith to offer much-needed, meaningful support to people living with mental health challenges. One of our resources, The Sanctuary Course, has had a strong global impact. By the end of 2020, the course had reached close to 65,000 participants from forty-six countries, and its impact continues to grow in 2021. We have some exciting projects in the works such as resources for youth and community development, as well as translations of our resources into other languages. Your financial support will help make these current and upcoming resources available to churches everywhere.

As a Move for Mental Health participant, you may register as an individual, join an existing team or create a team. Throughout the week, engage in any form of joyful movement; stretching, walking, running, cycling, gardening, and swimming are just a few examples. Log your minutes and invite your friends and family to donate. And tag us on social media with #sanctuarymoves and #moveformentalhealth!  Start a team or join one here. If you’d rather participate by giving than moving, donate here

ACCESSIBILITY

ACCESSIBILITY

Sanctuary is committed to supporting people from all backgrounds, including all kinds of ability. We recognize that not everyone can participate in activities like running or cycling. This is why Move for Mental Health is meant to be an inclusive event that supports any form of movement that brings you joy. We also recognize that while exercise can improve mental health for many, it can also present a complicated relationship for others. We encourage you to participate in a way that promotes the wellbeing of your whole self: body, mind, and soul.

Sanctuary is committed to supporting people from all backgrounds, including all kinds of ability. We recognize that not everyone can participate in activities like running or cycling. This is why Move for Mental Health is meant to be an inclusive event that supports any form of movement that brings you joy. We also recognize that while exercise can improve mental health for many, it can also present a complicated relationship for others. We encourage you to participate in a way that promotes the wellbeing of your whole self: body, mind, and soul.

FAQs

1. How can I participate?

There are three ways you can participate. You can sign up as a team captain or participant here, or donate if you feel so inclined. Team captains and participants will log their minutes of joyful movement throughout the week, while reaching out to their networks to support them by donating.

2. When is the event?

The event takes place over the course of seven days, from Saturday, June 12 to Friday, June 18. Mark your calendar!

3. How can I share this with my friends or church community?

Thank you for sharing this fundraiser! There are many ways you can do so. You can have them sign up as participants on your team by sending them this page, share about the event on social media, and encourage them to sign up for our newsletter

4. Who should be on my team?

Your team can be anyone that you want to connect with throughout the week. You might choose to be a team leader for your church community group, coworkers, family, friend group, or book club. 

5. Can I be on more than one team?

Yes, you can! If you are already associated with a campaign, the signup page will prompt you to ask if you really want to sign up for another. However, you can say “yes” and it’ll take you through the process again.

6. What will the funds be used for?

Sanctuary’s mission is to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. By the end of 2020, an estimated 64,575 people participated in The Sanctuary Course and Sanctuary had reached almost 60,000 website users. With Move for Mental Health we want to help even more people. Help us reach 100,000 people with resources to support mental health and wellbeing. 

7. What kind of movement counts?

This is an event inclusive of all bodies and abilities, so we celebrate all kinds of movement—anything that makes you feel good and brings you joy. Whether it’s going for a run, swimming, practicing yoga, gardening, or walking your dog, we encourage you to move joyfully to participate in this fundraising event.

8. I love the idea of this fundraiser but I don’t want to do the physical activity. How can I participate?

We’re so glad that you want to participate! There are a number of other ways you can get involved. You can give by clicking here; share the project with your friends or church community and have a conversation about it; engage with Sanctuary’s other resources (The Sanctuary Course is a great place to start); and follow along on our social media to keep learning about mental health and faith. If you’d like to support Sanctuary’s work, you can make a donation here

9. How can I share about this event on social media?

Follow us on social media and use the hashtags #sanctuarymoves and #moveformentalhealth to share how you’re moving joyfully throughout the week. You can tag us on Instagram (@sanctuarymentalhealth), Facebook (Sanctuary Mental Health), and Twitter (@sanctuarymh)—we’d love to see how you’re participating! 

10. Do I need to be in Vancouver to participate?

Not at all! Sanctuary friends, supporters, and advocates live around the globe. In fact, our resources were used in forty-six countries during 2020. You’re welcome to participate from wherever you are living. You can even invite your family and friends living in different cities and countries to join your team and track joyful movement together.

11. Where can I find more resources on the topic of faith and mental health?

Please visit our page for resources. Here you’ll be able to subscribe to The Sanctuary Course, an eight-week course on the subject, as well as some of our other resources. You can also check out our blog and podcast, resources on race, faith, and mental health, and resources for COVID-19. We plan to continue producing resources at the intersection of these topics, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to be notified of new resources.

FAQs

1. How can I participate?

There are three ways you can participate. You can sign up as a team captain or participant here, or donate if you feel so inclined. Team captains and participants will log their minutes of joyful movement throughout the week, while reaching out to their networks to support them by donating.

2. When is the event?

The event takes place over the course of seven days, from Saturday, June 12 to Friday, June 18. Mark your calendar!

3. How can I share this with my friends or church community?

Thank you for sharing this fundraiser! There are many ways you can do so. You can have them sign up as participants on your team by sending them this page, share about the event on social media, and encourage them to sign up for our newsletter

4. Who should be on my team?

Your team can be anyone that you want to connect with throughout the week. You might choose to be a team leader for your church community group, coworkers, family, friend group, or book club. 

5. Can I be on more than one team?

Yes, you can! If you are already associated with a campaign, the signup page will prompt you to ask if you really want to sign up for another. However, you can say “yes” and it’ll take you through the process again.

6. What will the funds be used for?

Sanctuary’s mission is to equip the church to support mental health and wellbeing. By the end of 2020, an estimated 64,575 people participated in The Sanctuary Course and Sanctuary had reached almost 60,000 website users. With Move for Mental Health we want to help even more people. Help us reach 100,000 people with resources to support mental health and wellbeing. 

7. What kind of movement counts?

This is an event inclusive of all bodies and abilities, so we celebrate all kinds of movement—anything that makes you feel good and brings you joy. Whether it’s going for a run, swimming, practicing yoga, gardening, or walking your dog, we encourage you to move joyfully to participate in this fundraising event.

8. I love the idea of this fundraiser but I don’t want to do the physical activity. How can I participate?

We’re so glad that you want to participate! There are a number of other ways you can get involved. You can give by clicking here; share the project with your friends or church community and have a conversation about it; engage with Sanctuary’s other resources (The Sanctuary Course is a great place to start); and follow along on our social media to keep learning about mental health and faith. If you’d like to support Sanctuary’s work, you can make a donation here

9. How can I share about this event on social media?

Follow us on social media and use the hashtag #sanctuarymoves and #moveformentalhealth to share how you’re moving joyfully throughout the week. You can tag us on Instagram (@sanctuarymentalhealth), Facebook (Sanctuary Mental Health), and Twitter (@sanctuarymh)—we’d love to see how you’re participating! 

10. Do I need to be in Vancouver to participate?

Not at all! Sanctuary friends, supporters, and advocates live around the globe. In fact, our resources were used in forty-six countries during 2020. You’re welcome to participate from wherever you are living. You can even invite your family and friends living in different cities and countries to join your team and track joyful movement together.

11. Where can I find more resources on the topic of faith and mental health?

Please visit our page for resources. Here you’ll be able to subscribe to The Sanctuary Course, an eight-week course on the subject, as well as some of our other resources. You can also check out our blog and podcast, resources on race, faith, and mental health, and resources for COVID-19. We plan to continue producing resources at the intersection of these topics, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to be notified of new resources.

ABOUT SANCTUARY

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Sanctuary envisions a future where the Church plays a vital role in supporting mental health and wellbeing in every community. We provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Our content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing. You can learn more about Sanctuary here.

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Sanctuary envisions a future where the Church plays a vital role in supporting mental health and wellbeing in every community. We provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Our content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing. You can learn more about Sanctuary here.