Here are some ideas to get you started
Volunteering with Activate Mental Health
Make a positive difference to people’s mental health and well-being.
Free to host any event of your choice at a time and place that conveniences you.
Do something you enjoy and have fun! Helping others to reduce their social isolation and improve their overall mental well-being.
The benefits felt by volunteering with us:
Helping others to reduce their social isolation and improve their overall mental well-being.
Make new friendships and become part of a welcoming community.
Having fun by doing the activities you enjoy with other like-minded individuals.
Stuck on how you can volunteer with Activate Mental Health?
Here are some suggestions.
Nature & Outdoor Activities
Some places to walk:
Hyde Park, Perth
Lake Monger, Wembley
Tomato Lake, Belmont
Kings Park, Perth
Kent Street Weir, Wilson
Elizabeth Quay to Mends Street jetty
Between Cottesloe & Swanbourne beaches
Courses available at:
Wanneroo Botanic Gardens in Wanneroo.
Wembley Golf Course in Wembley.
Collier Park Golf Course in Karawara.
Point Walter Golf Course in Bicton.
3D glow in the dark mini golf at Glowing Rooms
in Hamilton Hill.
Holey Moley Golf Courses at Karrinyup, Fremantle, Northbridge and Cannington.
Picnics and BBQs
Encourage people to bring different food and have a good time.
Maybe has some music on a bluetooth speaker.
Bring some outdoor activities such as frisbees and bocce.
The South Perth Foreshore, Kings Park and Hyde Park might be good places for these
events to occur.
Board games at cafes
Settlers of Catan
The Town of Victoria Park runs a weekly bingo night comprised of 25 games in the evening.
Doors open 5:30pm, the games start at 7:30pm
High rollers game is on the last Saturday of each month.
Arts, Literature & Networking
Silent Book Club
Silent Book Club is a global based movement where you read your book of choice in silence with peers. There’s time for conversation before and after the reading time. Can be easily done through Zoom.
Need to find a bar or cafe that is reasonably quiet to participate. A suggested venue is BOOtoo cafe in Perth.
Movie and a meal
See a film and have a chat about it before or after the meetup.
You can Google “writing prompts” to
encourage creative writing.
Maybe encourage attendees to write a letter to their younger self.
Quizzes via Kahoot
Kahoot is an education website that has lots of quizzes for use. You can ever write your own quizzes. Free licence allows ten people to play online. Players use a mobile phone or second device as a controller and they see the questions through a Zoom screen share.
Jackbox party games
Jackbox games are party games that can be played through zoom, where everyone uses their web browser on their smart phone to play. Each pack costs $30 USD to buy on a one-off basis.
We recommend playing Drawful, Guessipionage, Fibbage and Quiplash.
Online bingo nights
On My Free Bingo Cards you can purchase 100 bingo cards and a game checker that will allow you to host bingo online for $10 USD.
Each bingo card has its own URL and can be accessed on a 2nd device.
Players can mark off numbers that are called. You are given different calling sequences, while allow for more games to be played using the same cards. You can also check if someone has truly won.
Silent Book Club
Silent Book Club is a global based movement where you read your book of choice in silence with peers.
There’s time for conversation before and after the reading time. Can be easily done through Zoom.
Scattergories is a game where you come up with as many things you can under various categories starting with the nominated first letter.
Points awarded for unique words that other players done have.
You can stream the website through a Zoom screen share.
Wri-ting some hai-kus.
Are re-al-ly fun to do.
Cre-at-ive with words.
A haiku is a three line Japanese poem, where the first and third lines are five syllables long and the second line is seven syllables long.
Use random images to spark topics to write haikus about such as weather seasons.
Boggle is where you have to find as many words as possible on the grid.
You can move from one letter (dice) to another if it is a neighbour (in all directions).
You cannot use a letter (dice) more than once in a word.
You get points for each word - the more letters the better.