Next Walks

Next walks

Walk update

In light of the recently updated COVID-19 Government guidelines, Mental Health Mates are planning to resume Walks from March 8th.

As a formal support group, we are allowed up to fifteen people per Walk. You can read more information on support groups on the GOV.UK Website.

For the health and safety of the community, we ask that you please continue to observe social distancing and health measures when meeting and walking.

Although we are able to resume Walks in person, please note that MHM are still hosting online meet ups via Zoom or Skype. Please note that this is an an invitation to resume Walks and that we encourage you only to organise or attend them at your own comfort and discretion.

We are thrilled to be resuming our Walks so we can continue to share, listen, connect and walk together as a community!

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Make a date with a Mental Health Mate!

Current government guidelines state that you may meet one other person  outdoors for walks. With this in mind, here at MHM, we want to encourage you to, Make a date with a Mental Health Mate!

We would love for you to continue to meet up with one other person, either from your MHM Walk or broader community, for a walk! It is so important to keep connected in these challenging times, so please don’t hesitate to Make a Walk Date!

When you do organise a Walk Date, we ask that you continue to follow social distancing guidelines when meeting and walking – you can read more about these measures here.

If you have any questions about Make A Date please email us at hello@mentalhealthmates.co.uk and we can guide you from there.

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.

What we can do outside lockdown

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.

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

Next walks

  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Ross-On-Wye on 11th Apr 2021 10:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Ross-On-Wye Walk on 11th April 10am. Meeting at Hope and Anchor car park (Wye Street). For more information, please email Pete/Sam (walk leaders): mentalhealthmatesrossonwye@gmail.com
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Winchcombe on 11th Apr 2021 10:30:am
    Join us for a #Winchcombe walk on 11th April at 10:30am. Meeting at Cleeve Hill Golf Course Car Park. Please register to join by emailing Walk Leader: Tom (mhmwinchcombe@hotmail.com) #Findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Cambridge on 11th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Cambridge walk on Sunday 11th April at 11am. Meeting outside Stir Coffee Shop, Chesterton Road. Walk Leader: Rachel (07970869683) please call her to register so she can adhere to government support group guidelines #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Southsea, Portsmouth on 11th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Southsea Walk on 11th April at 11am. Meeting outside Coffee No1 on Palmerston Road.  Please email Walk leader: Sinead (SouthseaMentalHealthMates@gmail.com) to register and for more info. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Windsor on 11th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a Socially Distanced #Windsor Walk on Sunday 11th April at 11am. Meeting at Wagamama Windsor, 31 High Street, SL41PQ. Please email Walk Leader Emma: windsormhm@gmail.com to register and join. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Thurrock on 14th Apr 2021 6:00:pm
    Join us for a socially distanced #Thurrock walk Wednesday 14th April at 6pm. Meeting outside Royal Oak in South Ockendon. Please email Walk Leader: Hayley (mentalhealthmatesthurrock@aol.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Witney, Oxfordshire on 17th Apr 2021 10:00:am
    Join us for a Socially Distanced #Witney Walk on Saturday 17th April at 10am. Meeting at The Leys (near the coffee shed). Walk Leader: Madie (mhmwitney.oxfordshire@gmail.com), please email to register #Findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Leeds on 17th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Leeds Walk on Saturday 17th April at 11am. Meeting in Outside Lakeside Cafe Gates. In order for us to form groups of 15, please email walk leader: Michelle (hellomhmleeds@gmail.com) to sign up to the walk or for any further questions. #Findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Bridlington, Yorkshire on 17th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for the first #Bridlington Walk on 17th April at 11am. Meeting outside The Expanse Hotel. For more information and to register please email Walk Leader: Laura (mhm_bridlington@outlook.com) #Findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Poole on 18th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for the FIRST #Poole Walk in Sandbanks.  The walk will meet between Jazzy's cafe and the Sandbanks Hotel on the beachside.   At 11am on Sunday 18th of April. Please email Walk Leader: Cheryll (MHMPoole@gmail.com) to register and more information #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Brighton on 18th Apr 2021 2:00:pm
    Join us for a #Brighton Walk on 18th April at 2pm. Meeting at Brighton Pier. Please email Walk Leader: Emma (e.coley1@hotmail.co.uk) for more information and to register. #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Bristol on 18th Apr 2021 2:00:pm
    Join us for the #Bristol Mental Health Mates Virtual Meet on SUNDAY 18th April at 2pm. Please email Rachel: mentalhealthmatesbristol@gmail.com for Meeting ID and Passcode #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Bideford, Devon on 20th Apr 2021 9:00:am
    Join us for the First #Bideford walk in Devon on 20th April. Meeting at Victoria Park Main Entrance at 9am. Please email Walk Leader: Nina (mhmbideford@gmail.com) to register. #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Ipswich on 20th Apr 2021 7:00:pm
    Join us for a #Ipswich ZOOM Meet Up on Tuesday 20th April @ 7pm. For Meeting ID and for further information please contact Walk Leaders: Sophie, Libby and Jacqui (mhmipswich@outlook.com) #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Malvern on 21st Apr 2021 10:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Malvern walk. Meeting on Wednesday 21st April, 10am at Peachfield Common. Please email Claire - mentalhealthmatesmalvern@gmail.com to register and confirm your attendance.#findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Malvern on 25th Apr 2021 10:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Malvern walk. Meeting on Sunday 25th April, 10am at North Quarry Car Park. Please email Claire - mentalhealthmatesmalvern@gmail.com to register and confirm your attendance.#findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Crowborough, East Sussex on 25th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Crowborough Walk on Sunday 25th April at 11am. Meeting in the Crow and Gate pub car park, TN6 3TA. Pleases email Walk leader: Tracey (mentalhealthmatescrowborough@yahoo.com) to register. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Basingstoke on 25th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Basingstoke Walk on Sunday 25th April at 11am. Meeting at War Memorial Park Aviary. Please email: Mentalhealthmatesbasingstoke@gmail.com to register. #Findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Cambridge on 25th Apr 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Cambridge walk on Sunday 25th April at 11am. Meeting outside Stir Coffee Shop, Chesterton Road. Walk Leader: Rachel (07970869683) please call her to register so she can adhere to government support group guidelines #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* New Forest on 1st May 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #NewForest Walk on 1st May 2021. Meeting at 11am @ The Huntsman, Brockenhurst. Please email Walk Leader Steph: mentalhealthmatesnewforest@gmail.com to register and for more information. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Malvern on 2nd May 2021 10:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Malvern walk. Meeting on Saturday 2nd May, 10am , Venue to be Confirmed. Please email Claire - mentalhealthmatesmalvern@gmail.com to register and confirm your attendance.#findyourwe