Helping you find your We. Because you are not alone.

Mental Health Mates is a network of peer support groups that grew from just one informal walk in London to become a global phenomenon led by people with lived experience of mental health issues.

Our walks and events are always free to attend. This is important to us because:

  • We want to be accessible for everyone, whatever your income or circumstances.
  • Some attendees travel a long way to attend our walks and meet-ups and already need to factor in transport costs.
  • Mental Health Mates must never replace medical or psychological support from health professionals. Many people need to pay for private healthcare or talking therapy and we want our free peer support to add another strand to your self-care plan without causing any money worries.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come since February 2016. As we add new walk leaders and develop our admin team, we need funds to back up what we do and ensure we reach as many people as possible.

Financial support allows us to back up our army of Mental Health Mates volunteers in the following ways:

  • Train our leaders to set up new walks and support them as they grow.
  • Provide PR for new and existing walks.
  • Support group leaders by providing them with lanyards so you can spot them more easily, helping them mark anniversaries with special events, and hire indoor venues for selected winter meet ups.
  • Maintain and enhance our website, allowing us to reach even more people.
  • Pay our hard-working senior team, who covers everything behind the scenes, from admin and social media to development and partnerships.
  • Cover the costs of sending Mental Health Mates leaders and senior team members to speak at events where we can raise awareness of MHM.

If you are interested in a brand partnership or sponsoring Mental Health Mates please contact hello@mentalhealthmates.co.uk

Here are some of the brands that have supported our journey so far: