Working together

Mental Health Mates would not be possible without the fantastic partnerships of like-minded organisations, who believe passionately in the power of connection and peer support to overcome mental health challenges. We are incredibly grateful to our partners who generously support our work so that our Mental Health Mates community can continue to grow and thrive.
We’re proud of how far we’ve come since February 2016. As we continue to add new Walk Leaders and grow the Mental Health Mates community, we need funds to support the work we do, so that we can continue to reach and support as many people as possible and ensure that our community continues to be free and accessible for all.

Mental Health Mates Partner: Vitality 10k Run To Overcome

Founded in 2019, Bryony along with MHM Ambassador Jade Sezer, partnered with London Marathon Events to launch the ‘Celebrate You’ campaign with the Vitality London 10,000, in association with Mental Health Mates. The event was designed to promote body positivity and exercise, and to further our goal of facilitating peer connection.

This year we are proud to be back partnering with our fantastic partner Vitality, encouraging participants across the UK to run for their heads as well as their hearts with our new Run to Overcome wave!

We believe preparing for the Vitality London 10,000 is about finding some space to think, breathe and just be yourself, whatever else is going on around you. 

You can join Bryony on September 24th 2023 for Run to Overcome either as part of the London wave, or virtually from wherever you are in the country! Click here for more information and how to enter!

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Mental Health Mates Partner: Joules

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We are incredibly excited and proud to have partnered with outdoor lifestyle brand, Joules. Joules understands the powerful and positive impact that moving and connecting in nature can have on our individual and collective mental health.
This Autumn, we teamed up on World Mental Health Day for our #GetOutTogether campaign, encouraging people to get outside and connect with a friend or a loved one. We also collaborated on the #JoulesHelloAutumn photo challenge, inviting the community to get outdoors with family or friends to take photo’s of the first signs of Autumn.
In such a short space of time, our partnership with Joules has already encouraged so many community members across the UK to get outside and get connected. Joules’s generous support is invaluable to the growth of Mental Health Mates, helping us to reach even more people, make and ever greater impact and to amplify our message to those struggling – you are not alone.

“Following a challenging few years, Joules have committed their support at a crucial moment where now, more than ever, people struggling with their mental health are in need of peer led community support.”

Bryony Gordon

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Mental Health Mates Partner: KEEN

Mental Health Mates are thrilled to be partnering with KEEN as part of their KEEN.Effect programme. In celebration of KEEN's new all terrain walking shoe, the WK400, KEEN will be sponsoring a series of MHM walks across the United Kingdom - encouraging the community to get moving, make connections and build confidence in those who may have experienced stigma and barriers to getting outside due to mental health challenges in their life.

We kicked off our MHM X KEEN walk series with a special event hosted by Mental Health Mates founder Bryony Gordon. Bryony was joined by our North London Walk Leader to lead the KEEN team on a Mental Health Mates walk and talk. It was a wonderful day of walking, talking and sharing the power of connection with the KEEN community!

Mental Health Mates Partners

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Bird & Blend

We are thrilled to have been chosen as Bird & Blend’s ChariTEA of the quarter and are proud to be working with an organisation who take mental health as seriously as we do.

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For World Mental Health Day, Thortful teamed up with Mental Health Mates for an exclusive collection of affirmation cards created by Bryony and artist Frankie Rose, with 100% of the profits donated to Mental Health Mates to help support the work that we do.
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Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder partnered with Mental Health Mates, as part of their new Wellness Employee Resource Group, to raise awareness and highlight the importance of discussing mental health within the workplace. Bryony co-hosted a panel discussion on World Suicide Prevention Day, along with their Vice President and a member of the Calm team.

Previous partnerships

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Mental Health Mates partnered with activewear line Runderwear for their 2020 Festival of Running. For every entry received, Runderwear donated £1 to Mental Health Mates to help support the work that we do.
Wagamama MHM partnership


Mental Health Mates joined Wagamama’s 2019 Share and Repair campaign which encouraged more conversations around mental health to help drive increased awareness and action. Bryony created a collection of videos on looking after yourself and peers in the workplace, as well as a panel discussion with MHM ambassador, Matt Johnson. Wagamama hosted Kintsugi making workshops across the UK , hosted panel talks and donated 30p from every power and positive juice they sold to Mental Health Mates. Wagamama’s support of Mental Health Mates has been invaluable in helping us to grow and reach even more people in need of peer support.

Interested in being a partner?

If you are interested in partnering with Mental Health Mates please email us at

Interested in being a partner?

If you are interested in partnering with Mental Health Mates please email us at
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As a part of their Let The Light In campaign, Becca partnered with Mental Health Mates to create a limited edition version of their iconic under eye concealer designed by one of our very own community members.
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Bare Biology

In October 2018 Bare Biology launched their brilliant new product Mindful an Omega 3 supplement formulated specifically for the mind & mental wellbeing. Bare Biology Founder Melanie Lawson and Bryony Gordon joined forces on stage at Liberties to share their experiences of their specific type of OCD – pure O. Bare Biology donated £1 from every sale of Mindful to Mental Health Mates.

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