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

  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Trowbridge on 6th Feb 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Trowbridge Walk EVERY Saturday at 11am. Now a ZOOM Meeting due to New Government Restrictions. Meeting ID: 831 2825 7767. Passcode: 212170. Please email Walk Leader: Paul (mhm.trowbridge@gmail.com) For Further info #findyourwe
  • *Virtual Meet* with Jasmine on 2nd Mar 2021 12:00:pm
    Join us on for a #withnava ZOOM Meet Up on Tuesday 2nd March at 12pm. Please email Jasmine: withnava@gmail.com, to receive Meeting ID and further information #Findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Orpington on 3rd Mar 2021 6:00:pm
    Join us for an #Orpington Zoom. Meeting on Wednesday 3rd March at 6pm. To confirm attendance and retrieve the ZOOM Meeting ID, please email Walk Leader: Eleanor (mentalhealthmatesorpington@gmail.com) #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Burton on 4th Mar 2021 7:00:pm
    Join us Every Thursday at 7pm for the #Burton ZOOM Meet-Up. For more information and the Meeting ID please email: Harriet (mhmburton@gmail.com) #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Richmond on 7th Mar 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a Socially Distanced #Richmond Walk. Every first Sunday of each Month. Email Walk Leader: Hannah (richmond.mentalhealthmates@gmail.com) for more details and to register #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Bristol on 7th Mar 2021 2:00:pm
    Join us for the #Bristol Mental Health Mates Virtual Meet on SUNDAY 7th May at 2pm. Please email Rachel: mentalhealthmatesbristol@gmail.com for Meeting ID and Passcode #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Chippenham on 9th Mar 2021 11:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Chippenham Walk on 9th March 2021 at 11:30am. Please email Walk Leader: Paul (mhm.chippenham@gmail.com) for information on where to meet. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Thurrock on 10th Mar 2021 6:00:pm
    Join us for a socially distanced #Thurrock walk Wednesday 10th March at 6pm. Meeting outside Royal Oak in South Ockendon. Please email Walk Leader: Hayley (mentalhealthmatesthurrock@aol.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Swindon on 11th Mar 2021 11:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Swindon Walk on 11th March 2021 at 11:30am. Please email Walk Leader: Paul (mhm.swindon1@gmail.com) for information on where to meet. #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Burton on 11th Mar 2021 7:00:pm
    Join us Every Thursday at 7pm for the #Burton ZOOM Meet-Up. For more information and the Meeting ID please email: Harriet (mhmburton@gmail.com) #findyourwe
  • *Socially Distanced* Witney on 13th Mar 2021 10:00:am
    Join us for a Socially Distanced #Witney Walk on Saturday 13th March at 10am. Meeting at The Leys (near the coffee shed). Walk Leader: Madie (mhmwitney.oxfordshire@gmail.com), please email to register #Findyourwe  
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Winchcombe on 13th Mar 2021 10:30:am
    Join us for a #Winchcombe walk on 13th March at 10:30am. Meeting at the War Memorial. Please register to join by emailing Walk Leader: Tom (mhmwinchcombe@hotmail.com) #Findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Trowbridge on 13th Mar 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Trowbridge Walk on 13th March 2021 at 11am. Please email Walk Leader: Paul (mhm.trowbridge@gmail.com) for information on where to meet. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Ross-On-Wye on 14th Mar 2021 10:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Ross-On-Wye Walk on 14th March 10.00. Meeting at Town and Country Trail car park (Fernbank Rd). For more information, please email Pete/Sam (walk leaders): mentalhealthmatesrossonwye@gmail.com
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Swansea on 14th Mar 2021 11:00:am
    Join us EVERY 2nd Sunday of the Month for a #Swansea Walk at 11am. Meeting by the Lifeguard Station to walk from Langland to Caswell. Email Walk Leader: Tom (tomllhj@gmail.com) to register. #findyourwe

  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Andover on 14th Mar 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for an #Andover Virtual Walk Every Other Sunday at 11am. Please email or DM Walk Leader: Alisha (mhm.andover19@outlook.com or @mentalhealthmatesandover) For Further info #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Bucks on 14th Mar 2021 11:30:am
    Join us for a #Bucks Virtual ZOOM Meet on Sunday 14th March at 11:30-12:45pm. Meeting ID: 886 8729 9774. Please email mhmbucks@gmail.com for more information#findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Chichester on 21st Mar 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Chichester Virtual Walk on Sunday 21st March at 11am. Meeting ID : 819 4538 0045. Please email Walk Leader: Lizzie (mentalhealthmateschi@gmail.com ) For Further info #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Bucks on 24th Mar 2021 7:00:pm
    Join us for a #Bucks Virtual ZOOM Meet on Wednesday 24th March at 7-8:15pm. Meeting ID: 827 4459 5943. Please email mhmbucks@gmail.com for more information#findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Andover on 28th Mar 2021 11:00:am
    Join us for an #Andover Virtual Walk Every Other Sunday at 11am. Please email or DM Walk Leader: Alisha (mhm.andover19@outlook.com or @mentalhealthmatesandover) For Further info #findyourwe