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:

  • Cheshire
  • Loestoft
  • Wheaton Aston
  • Northumberland
  • St. Andrews

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: May 4th @ 6:30 pm

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

Mental Health Awareness Week: 10th – 16th May 

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:

  • Cheshire
  • Loestoft
  • Wheaton Aston
  • Northumberland
  • St. Andrews

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

Dates for the diary

February 3rd, 2021 Mental Health Mates website

MHM @ Home: May 4th @ 6:30 pm

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

Mental Health Awareness Week: 10th – 16th May 

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

NURTURE WITH NATURE

*GREEN FINGERS: Gardening is a wonderful way to alleviate a busy mind by taking the focus off of ourselves and on to nature. Whether you have outdoor space or none at all, tending to plants encourages our minds to be less insular and focus on the task at hand. 

 *LET THE LIGHT IN: With more and more of us working from home, it’s easy to remain at our desks and computers through lunch breaks. Take time to make alternate lunch plans and reconnect with nature. Whether you have lunch by your window, in the park or on a bench with a friend – slow down and feel the natural light on your skin.

 *THE FIVE SENSES: Connecting with nature isn’t always simple when we feel stressed or anxious. Ground yourself in nature by engaging with the five senses. Look around you, what can you see, hear, taste, touch, smell? Exploring and embracing your senses will help you focus on the present and connect with the world around you.

 *INTO THE WILD: Although getting outside in any capacity is always beneficial, try and change up your Walking route to keep it from becoming repetitive. Explore different green spaces, whether it be a local park you’ve never been to or a National Walking trail you’ve always wanted to try!  

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

NURTURE WITH NATURE

*GREEN FINGERS: Gardening is a wonderful way to alleviate a busy mind by taking the focus off of ourselves and on to nature. Whether you have outdoor space or none at all, tending to plants encourages our minds to be less insular and focus on the task at hand. 

 *LET THE LIGHT IN: With more and more of us working from home, it’s easy to remain at our desks and computers through lunch breaks. Take time to make alternate lunch plans and reconnect with nature. Whether you have lunch by your window, in the park or on a bench with a friend – slow down and feel the natural light on your skin.

 *THE FIVE SENSES: Connecting with nature isn’t always simple when we feel stressed or anxious. Ground yourself in nature by engaging with the five senses. Look around you, what can you see, hear, taste, touch, smell? Exploring and embracing your senses will help you focus on the present and connect with the world around you.

 *INTO THE WILD: Although getting outside in any capacity is always beneficial, try and change up your Walking route to keep it from becoming repetitive. Explore different green spaces, whether it be a local park you’ve never been to or a National Walking trail you’ve always wanted to try!  

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.