Walks

The first meet-up for people of all ages with mental health issues, where they could walk and talk without fear of judgement, took place on Valentine’s Day 2016. We are now a support network with groups all around the country, and even overseas!

Check our walks list below to see if there’s a walk held near you; scroll down to find a list of all our locations, past and present.

Roundhay Park Leeds mental health support group walk attendees in winter coats

Mental Health Mates Leeds at Roundhay Park, January 2017.

How to Find Our Walks (and Find Your ‘We’)

We’ve listed a meeting point for every walk, and the name of your walk leader, so you know who to look for. To find out more about how Mental Health Mates works, please read our FAQs page.

Unless it’s mentioned on a specific walk listing (usually our busiest areas), you don’t have to register in advance to attend a walk – just turn up on the day. Our events are always free, and we make them as accessible as possible.

You can bring friends, family (including children and/or pets) and colleagues to the walks. They may not necessarily have mental health issues themselves, but they are still welcome to attend.

Mental Health Mates walk attendees in front of florist outside Clapham South Tube Station

A MHM walk in Clapham, February 2017.

Next Walks

If you would like to set up an event in your area, please click here to download a walk leader pack, then click here for a guide to creating your walk poster using the Canva app (Android users are advised to use Desygner, a similar free app). We provide plenty of support to help you promote and plan your MHM walk.

Walk Locations

Here are some of the places we’ve held MHM walks (70+ locations and counting!). If we’ve marked a location in bold, it means a walk has been held there, or will be held there, in 2019. 

Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire)Bangkok (South East Asia) – Beckenham – Bedford – Belfast – Beverley (Yorkshire) – Birmingham – Blackpool – Bognor Regis – Bourne End (High Wycombe & Marlow) Brighton & HoveBristol – Cambridge – Cardiff – Catford – Ceduna (South Australia) – Chelmsford – Cheltenham – Chester – Chichester – Chingford – Clapham (London)Coventry – Crowborough (East Sussex)Daventry – Dubai (UAE) – Dulwich and Peckham (London) – DundeeEaling (West London) – EastbourneEdinburghExeterEye (Suffolk) – Glasgow – Gloucester – Greenwich (London) – Guildford – Bushy Park (Hampton) – Hampstead Heath (London) – Harpenden – Hastings (East Sussex) – Haywards Heath (West Sussex) – Heathfield (East Sussex)Hertford – Hollingbourne (Kent) – Horsham (West Sussex) – Hughenden (High Wycombe & Marlow) – Hull – Hyde Park (London) – Ipswich – Isle of Wight – Knowle (Knowle & Solihull) – LeedsLeicester – Lewes (East Sussex) –  Lincoln – Stanley Park (Liverpool) – Maghull (Liverpool) – Ludlow (Shropshire) – Maidstone (Kent)Malvern (Worcester) – ManchesterMarlow (High Wycombe & Marlow) – Melbourne (Australia) – Milton KeynesMorecambeNaphill (High Wycombe & Marlow)NewburyNewcastle – New York (USA) – Norwich – Nottingham – Oxford – Paisley – Pitsea (Essex) – Plymouth – Preston – Radcliffe on Trent (Nottinghamshire)Ramsey (Isle of Man) – Reading – Regents Park (London) – Richmond- San Francisco (USA) – Sheffield – Solihull (Knowle & Solihull)  – Southampton – St. Albans – Stamford (Lincolnshire) – Stockton-on-Tees – Stoke-on-TrentSouth Woodham Ferrers (Essex) – Swindon – Sydney (Australia) – Thurrock – TorquayTunbridge Wells –  Warrington – Wadebridge (Cornwall) – Wellcome Collection (London)  – Widnes (Cheshire) – Witney (Oxfordshire) – Worcester – Wycombe (High Wycombe & Marlow)Victoria Park (East London)