LEAD A CLIMB

Help us raise funds and awareness for the mental health of new families by leading a Climb event in your area.

New Leaders

If you are new to this, read on below to learn more about what’s involved with being a Climb leader and how to get started.

Veteran Leaders

If you have led a Climb before, welcome back! Find a co-leader (or two) and fill out your 2022 Climb application.

Climb Out of the Darkness

The Climb brings our community together to shine a light on a darkness we often don’t speak about.

We share stories of hope and celebrate recovery as we gather together to raise money, raise awareness and give a voice to those who no longer have one and walk together to symbolize our ‘Climb’ Out of the Darkness.

The Six Parts of a Climb

Fundraising

The Climb Out of the Darkness is a fundraiser for Postpartum Support International, it is also a fundraiser for community and state level initiatives that support the mental health of new families.

Community

Climb events build community. The events are free to attend and create peer support networks that stay connected all year long.

Social Media

The Climb (and it’s leaders) use social media to recruit participants and spread our messaging. We have a Climb Leader Facebook group where we share ideas and encourage each other throughout the year.

Awareness

We raise awareness by sharing statistics, news articles, research breakthroughs, personal stories, and even funny parenting memes.

Event Planning

Climb Weekend is June 24-26! Events are both in-person and online throughout the season (from Jan 1- June 26). Restaurant fundraisers, paint night, self-care or fitness workshops, and online community-building events all can occur during the lead up to Climb Weekend.

Logistics

We use a website for fundraising called CauseVox. A website needs to be made for each team and all participants need to register (free) as this gives participants access to the liability waiver.

*PSI and the Climb Staff provide support in all of these areas listed above. PSI does not reimburse for any expenses incurred in leading and planning a Climb event. We understand that this may be a limiting factor for some so we encourage you to schedule a meeting with the Climb Program Manager, Emily, to discuss specifics: calendly.com/cotd.

Here’s How the Money Flows

Many of our Climbers choose to fundraise, but it is not a requirement. However, for those choosing to raise money, you can be confident that all of the funds go to support and develop deserving projects and programs in communities around the world.

There are 4 Ways to Fundraise:

  • 1

    Simple Team

    Simple Team

    Beneficiaries:

    PSI: provides direct peer support to families, train professionals, and are a bridge between the two.

    Perinatal Action Fund (PAF): created to provide for underserved populations within the perinatal mood disorder community.

  • 2

    Local Partnership Team

    Local Partnership Team

    Beneficiaries:

    Local Organization

    PSI: provides direct peer support to families, train professionals, and are a bridge between the two.

    Perinatal Action Fund (PAF): created to provide for underserved populations within the perinatal mood disorder community.

  • 3

    State Chapter Team

    State Chapter Team

    Beneficiary:

    PSI State Chapter: State Chapters further the mission of PSI on a statewide level. Each state is unique with its own systems, barriers to care and opportunities. By providing the structure and support of the Chapters program, PSI empowers advocates to create change in their own state.

  • 4

    The Alliance

    The Alliance

    Beneficiary:

    Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color (PMHA-POC): provides scholarships to BIPOC providers to receive training in perinatal mental health, offers professional development to BIPOC providers around perinatal mental health and is working towards having Representatives in all 50 states.