MHM latest news

With so many exciting things ahead for Mental Health Mates, we want to keep our MHM Community up to date on all of the the latest events, mental health tips and mental health news.

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New walks update

January 28th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

We’re growing and reaching new people all the time. Recently, new walks have been added in:

  • Devon
  • Stamford
  • Ealing
  • South Manchester
  • Newport

See our full list of next walks (or virtual meets) here.

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Dates for the diary

February 3rd, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

MHM @ Home: TBD

Vitality 10K Celebrate You: 29th May – 6th June

To receive email invitations to upcoming events sign up to become a MHM member.

 

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Newsletter archive

April 12th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

Missed out on our monthly newsletter? See our past newsletters here: 

New walks update

January 28th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

We’re growing and reaching new people all the time. Recently, new walks have been added in:

  • Devon
  • Stamford
  • Ealing
  • South Manchester
  • Newport

See our full list of next walks (or virtual meets) here.

Dates for the diary

February 3rd, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

MHM @ Home: TBD

Vitality 10K Celebrate You: 29th May – 6th June

To receive email invitations to upcoming events sign up to become a MHM member.

MHM@Home Catch up

Celebrate You

On the 6th April, Bryony was joined by MHM ambassador Jada Sezer to discuss their Celebrate You Campaign with Vitality...

Bryony and Beat

On 1st March our MHM@home event was Bryony talking to Beat. Bryony talked to a fantastic member of the Beat...

MHM@Home February Event

1st February 2021: Bryony Gordon with ReThink Mental Illness Catch up with practical advice for looking after your mental health...

‘No Such thing as Normal’ from Monday 11th January

We held an MHM@Home event on Monday 11th January with Bryony discussing her new book ‘No Such Thing as Normal’....

Newsletter archive

April 12th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

Missed out on our monthly newsletter? See our past newsletters here: 

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Mental Health in the News

April 9th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

Catch up on the latest Mental Health and Mental Health Mates News:

Mental Health Mates Bedford featured in Bedford Independent Magazine. https://www.bedfordindependent.co.uk/mental-health-mates-walks-return-to-bedford/

Mental Health Mates Bristol featured in Bristol 247 Magazine. https://www.bristol247.com/lifestyle/health/making-mates-and-supporting-each-others-mental-health-1/

Bryony Gordon’s Mad World Podcast is back. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bryony-gordons-mad-world/id1224672811

Mental Health Mates Reading featured in Round & About Magazine’s April 2021 Issue. https://online.fliphtml5.com/cibyw/qdko/#p=10

Stylist Magazine investigates: Can Walking breaks improve Mental Health? https://www.stylist.co.uk/fitness-health/wellbeing/walking-every-day-during-lockdown/494712

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Monthly Self Care Tip

April 9th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

STRONGER TOGETHER

*REACHING OUT: If talking on the phone or meeting face to face feels too overhwelming at first – try sending a message. Whether it is sending an email, a text, or writing a letter, the act of starting a conversation is wonderful way to open yourself up to connection in your own time and at your own pace.

 *ACTS OF KINDNESS: Helping an idividual or your wider community, in any capacity, is a great way to strengthen social connection and build self esteem. Acts of kindness can be anything from helping a stranger across the street to volunteering at your local food bank. Big or small, studies have proven that acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing.

 *PEER SUPPORT: Peer support offers something a little different to meeting a friend or talking to a work colleague. The aim of peer support is to bring people together with shared experiences to support each other. Getting involved in a peer support network is a brilliant opportunity to connect in a space where you feel accepted and understood by like minded individuals. 

 *MOVING TOGETHER: Getting active in a group is a fantastic way to take the pressure off of meeting new people whilst getting your endorphins flowing. Whether it is participating in a group running event like Vitality 10k’s #CelebrateYou or joining a Mental Health Mates Walk – any opportunity to get outside and connect with community is a positive step for our Mental Health. 

Mental Health in the News

April 9th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

Catch up on the latest Mental Health and Mental Health Mates News:

Mental Health Mates Bedford featured in Bedford Independent Magazine. https://www.bedfordindependent.co.uk/mental-health-mates-walks-return-to-bedford/

Mental Health Mates Bristol featured in Bristol 247 Magazine. https://www.bristol247.com/lifestyle/health/making-mates-and-supporting-each-others-mental-health-1/

Bryony Gordon’s Mad World Podcast is back. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bryony-gordons-mad-world/id1224672811

Mental Health Mates Reading featured in Round & About Magazine’s April 2021 Issue. https://online.fliphtml5.com/cibyw/qdko/#p=10

Stylist Magazine investigates: Can Walking breaks improve Mental Health? https://www.stylist.co.uk/fitness-health/wellbeing/walking-every-day-during-lockdown/494712

Monthly Self Care Tip

April 9th, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

STRONGER TOGETHER

*REACHING OUT: If talking on the phone or meeting face to face feels too overhwelming at first – try sending a message. Whether it is sending an email, a text, or writing a letter, the act of starting a conversation is wonderful way to open yourself up to connection in your own time and at your own pace.

 *ACTS OF KINDNESS: Helping an idividual or your wider community, in any capacity, is a great way to strengthen social connection and build self esteem. Acts of kindness can be anything from helping a stranger across the street to volunteering at your local food bank. Big or small, studies have proven that acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing.

 *PEER SUPPORT: Peer support offers something a little different to meeting a friend or talking to a work colleague. The aim of peer support is to bring people together with shared experiences to support each other. Getting involved in a peer support network is a brilliant opportunity to connect in a space where you feel accepted and understood by like minded individuals. 

 *MOVING TOGETHER: Getting active in a group is a fantastic way to take the pressure off of meeting new people whilst getting your endorphins flowing. Whether it is participating in a group running event like Vitality 10k’s #CelebrateYou or joining a Mental Health Mates Walk – any opportunity to get outside and connect with community is a positive step for our Mental Health. 

Press

Mental Health Mates in the news

Since the first Mental Health Mates walk was held in February 2016, we have received an outpouring of support from the press, helping to spread awareness of mental health issues and the power of peer-to-peer support.

Here are a few media outlets that have supported our journey so far:

Mental Health Mates Speakers for Events or Media Coverage

Members of the Mental Health Mates community are available to speak at events which raise awareness of mental health issues and the importance of peer support and moderate exercise for wellbeing.

To book MHM volunteers for a speaking engagement, please email hello@mentalhealthmates.co.uk, putting ‘MHM Speakers Wanted‘ in the subject line.