Partnerships

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.

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 continue to add new Walk Leaders and grow the Mental Health Mates community, we need funds to support the work we do, ensuring we can continue to reach and support as many people as possible.

Wagamama MHM partnership

Our Official partner – Wagamama

Wagamama have pledged £60,000 this year to help grow the number of walks and increase the reach of Mental Health Mates even further.

Both Wagamama and Mental Health Mates have set out to achieve the same thing – to show people that they are not alone, to make it possible for them to connect and to help them to understand that there is always someone who will be there to listen.

Wagamama have been committed to raising awareness for mental health and the importance of speaking up since 2017. From growing our Walks to supporting more Walk Leaders – the support Wagamama have provided Mental Health Mates has been truly transformational. We could not be more grateful for their support and wonderful partnership as we continue to grow.

Read more about the partnership on Wagamama’s website here

Celebrate You

Run for your head and your heart.

In 2019, Bryony, 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.

In 2020 ‘Celebrate You’ focused on encouraging participants to “run for your head and your heart”, embracing the mental and physical health benefits that regular exercise delivers.

“I am so thrilled that we are bringing back Celebrate You and making it bigger and better than before,” said Bryony at the time. “I’m especially happy to be doing it in association with my peer support group Mental Health Mates and I can’t wait to spread the message about running for your mental health as well as your physical health. Thank you to all the inspiring women who have signed up to be part of it.”

The Vitality London 10,000 takes place on a spectacular closed-road route in the heart of London and in 2019 had a record 19,000+ finishers. Mental Health Mates is a proud partner of Celebrate You and we look forward to encouraging even more people to run for their head and heart in the future.

The 2021 Vitality London 10,000 will take place on bank holiday Monday 31 May. Full details will be announced in due course. For more information head to:

https://www.vitalitylondon10000.co.uk/how-enter/celebrateyou/index.html

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

  • Becca (make up)
  • For Good Causes
  • Romilly Wilde
  • Selfish Mother
  • D&D London
  • Bare Biology
  • Brides, The Show

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