Next Walks

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

Walk update

In light of the updated COVID-19 Government guidelines, Mental Health Mates is now able to support members resuming their walks in person! However, moving forward, it is vital we carefully continue to maintain the governments updated measures to ensure the safety of our wonderful MHM community.

What we can do

In accordance with the safety guidelines, a maximum of six individuals from separate households are permitted to gather outdoors. Therefore, Walk Leaders will only be advised to lead a group of six. We ask that all six walkers register their information with their Walk Leader before the walk takes place. In the event of a group member contracting the virus, the registration we have put in place will ensure we can efficiently carry out track and trace.

Alongside this, we advise that all group members continue to observe social distancing and health measures. This includes:

  • keeping one meter away from people not in your household
  • washing your hands regularly
  • self isolating if feeling unwell

Although we are now able to resume in person walks, please note that MHM are still hosting online meet ups via Zoom or Skype. These virtual sessions are organised by the Walk Leaders and are still being hosted as well as smaller walks. Arrangements vary according to location so please see our guide to Walks and Virtual meetings for more information.

What you can do

Please attend walks at your own discretion. If you are in a vulnerable group please continue with our alternative virtual meet ups.

Whilst we want to provide as much safety and security as we can for our community, we cannot be responsible in the event of a group member contracting the virus.

Thank you

We have been overwhelmed by the ongoing support from this community throughout these unprecedented times. If the pandemic has shed light on anything, it is the strength and willingness of this community to stand together, even when physically apart! Mental Health Mates is a beautiful example of the best that humanity has to offer.

We are thrilled to be resuming our walks so we can continue to share, listen, connect and walk together!

If you have any questions or queries please email us at hello@mentalhealthmates.co.uk

Online guides

ZOOM GUIDE: https://oit.colorado.edu/tutorial/zoom-host-meeting-and-invite-participants 

SKYPE GUIDE: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.wikihow.com/Make-a-Video-Call-on- Skype%3famp=1 

If you are interested in setting up your own virtual meet up, please email us at hello@mentalhealthmates.co.uk and we will set the ball rolling! 

Next walks

  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Burton on 13th Aug 2020 7:00:pm
    Join us Every Thursday at 7pm for the #Burton ZOOM meet-up. Meeting ID: 7634390735, for more information email: mhmburton@gmail.com #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Burton on 20th Aug 2020 7:00:pm
    Join us Every Thursday at 7pm for the #Burton ZOOM meet-up. Meeting ID: 7634390735, for more information email: mhmburton@gmail.com #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Thurrock on 3rd Oct 2020 9:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Thurrock walk. Sunday 3rd October at 09:30am . Meet at Thames' Chase, Upminster RM14 4MS. Please email Walk Leader: Hayley (mentalhealthmatesthurrock@aol.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Bournemouth on 4th Oct 2020 11:00:am
    Join us on Sunday 4th October for a socially distanced #Bournemouth Walk. Meeting at 11am  at Solent Meads Car Park, Rolls Drive, BH6 4NA. Please email Walk Leaders: Rachel and Carol (bournemouthmhm@gmail.com) to register. #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Chichester on 4th Oct 2020 11:00:am
    Join us SUNDAY 4th October for #Chichester MHM Virtual Meet on ZOOM at 11am. Meeting ID: 860-4938-4324. For further information email Lizzie: mentalhealthmateschi@gmail.com. #Findyourwe.
  • *NEW SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Wetherby on 4th Oct 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for a Socially Distanced Walk in #Wetherby. Meeting on Sunday 4th October at 11am at Scaur Bank Steps. Please Register by emailing Walk Leader: Ruth (ruth.bebalanced@gmail.com) #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Glasgow on 6th Oct 2020 7:00:pm
    Join us for a ZOOM #Glasgow Meet Up on Tuesday 6th October @ 7pm. Meeting ID: 592-772-2897. For further information please contact Walk Leader Nic (mentalhealthmatesglasgow@gmail.com) #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Reading on 10th Oct 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Reading walk. Saturday 10th October at 10:30am in Dinton Pastures - Meet by the Café. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Malvern on 11th Oct 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Malvern walk. Meeting on Sunday 11th October, 10:30am outside Abbey Road coffee shop. Please email Claire - mentalhealthmatesmalvern@gmail.com to let her know you are going, so she is able to adhere to government guidelines for support groups having a max of 15 people per group.#findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Leeds on 17th Oct 2020 11:00:am
    Join us on 17th October at 11am in Roundhay Park (outside Lakeside Cafe gates) for a #Leeds, socially distanced walk. In order for us to form groups of 15, please email walk leader: Michelle (michellelregan@gmail.com) to sign up to the walk or for any further questions. #Findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Cornwall on 24th Oct 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for the first #Cornwall Walk on Saturday 24th October 11am. Meeting at Polzeath Beach Box Cafe, in main beach car park. Walk Leader: Kerensa (mhmcornwall@gmail.com). Please email to register in order to stick to the support group exemption of 15 people per walk.#findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Reading on 25th Oct 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Reading walk. Sunday 25th October at 10:30am in Whiteknights Lake - Meet on Friends' Bridge. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Chichester on 1st Nov 2020 11:00:am
    Join us on Sunday 1st November at Market Cross, 11am for a Socially Distanced #Chichester walk. Please email Lizzie: mentalhealthmateschi@gmail.com to let her know you are joining in order to adhere to government guidelines. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Reading on 7th Nov 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Reading walk. Saturday 7th November at 10:30am in Dinton Pastures - Meet by the Café. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Reading on 22nd Nov 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Reading walk. Sunday 22nd November at 10:30am in Whiteknights Lake - Meet on Friends' Bridge. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Reading on 5th Dec 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Reading walk. Saturday 5th December at 10:30am in Dinton Pastures - Meet by the Café. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Chichester on 6th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us on Sunday 6th December at Market Cross, 11am for a Socially Distanced #Chichester walk. Please email Lizzie: mentalhealthmateschi@gmail.com to let her know you are joining in order to adhere to government guidelines. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Reading on 20th Dec 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Reading walk. Sunday 20th December at 10:30am in Whiteknights Lake - Meet on Friends' Bridge. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe