Next Walks

Next walks

Walk update (during Lockdown)

In light of the updated COVID-19 Government guidelines, Mental Health Mates has taken the decision to recommend that Walk Leaders pause all MHM group Walks until Wednesday December 2nd. We will be encouraging all MHM groups to continue to connect via Zoom during this period, carrying on the fantastic support these groups have been providing throughout this year. Alongside our Zoom meet ups you can meet one other person for a walk outside, so we are encouraging you to keep in touch with your Mental Health Mates for one on one walks.

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* Burton on 12th Nov 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 19th Nov 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 26th Nov 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* Reading on 28th Nov 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a #Reading Virtual Meet Every Saturday of November at 10:30am. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) or DM her on @mhmreading, for more information and login details #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Glasgow on 2nd Dec 2020 7:00:pm
    Join us for a ZOOM #Glasgow Meet Up on Tuesday 2nd December @ 7pm. Meeting ID: 592-772-2897. For further information please contact Walk Leader Nic (mentalhealthmatesglasgow@gmail.com) #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Burton on 3rd Dec 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* Reading on 5th Dec 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a #Reading Virtual Meet Every Saturday of November at 10:30am. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) or DM her on @mhmreading, for more information and login details #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 - NEW MEETING PLACE: Museum of Berkshire, Aviation Car Park, Mohawk Way, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4UE. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Orpington on 5th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced walk in #Orpington. Meeting on Saturday 5th December at 11am @ High Elms Country Park, BR6 7JH (to meet at the Green Roof Café). To join please email walk leader: Eleanor (mentalhealthmatesorpington@gmail.com) in order to ensure she knows the group size matches that of government guidelines. #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Bucks on 6th Dec 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Bucks walk on Sunday 6th December at 10:30-12pm. Meeting in Bourne End, exact location TBC. Please email mhmbucks@gmail.com to register and for more info #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Malvern on 6th Dec 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Malvern walk. Meeting on Sunday 6th December, 10:30am outside Abbey Road coffee shop. Please email Claire - mentalhealthmatesmalvern@gmail.com to register and confirm your attendance.#findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Winchcombe on 6th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Winchcombe walk on 6th December at 11am. Meeting at the War Memorial. Please register to join by emailing Walk Leader: Tom (mhmwinchcombe@hotmail.com) #Findyourwe
  • *Virtual Meet* Andover on 6th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for a #Andover Virtual Meet every other Sunday starting from November 8th at 11am. Meeting ID: 204-724-4317. Please email Alisha: mhm.andover19@outlook.com for any further information. #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Chichester on 6th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us on Sunday 6th December for a #Chichester MHM Virtual Meet on ZOOM at 11am. Meeting ID: 868-9131-8238. For further information email Lizzie: mentalhealthmateschi@gmail.com. #Findyourwe.
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Coventry on 6th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Coventry Walk on Sunday 6th December at 11am. Meeting at the Cenotaph, please email Walk Leader Kerri: mentalhealthmatescoventry@yahoo.com to register and adhere to government guidelines of 15 per group #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Burton on 10th Dec 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* Swansea on 13th Dec 2020 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

  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* St.Albans on 13th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for a NEW #St.Albans meet on December 13th at 11am meeting by Westminster Lodge St. Albans. For any further information and to register to join the walk in keeping with government guidelines please email Walk Leader : Barbara (Salomon_barbara@yahoo.co.uk ) #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Burton on 17th Dec 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* High Wycombe on 19th Dec 2020 10:30:am
    Join us for a socially distanced #Bucks walk on Saturday 19th December at 10.30am-12pm. Meeting at The Rye, High Wycombe (meeting at the Pann Mill London Road entrance) please email mhmbucks@gmail.com to register. #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 Christchurch Meadows: meet on the pedestrian bridge. Please email Walk Leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com) to register #findyourwe
  • *VIRTUAL MEET* Norwich on 20th Dec 2020 11:00:am
    Join us for a NEW #Norwich Virtual Meet Up via ZOOM on Sunday 20th December 11am. Meeting ID: TBC. Please email Walk Leaders: Katie and Emma (mhmnorwich@outlook.com) for further information. #findyourwe
  • *Virtual Meet* Bucks on 30th Dec 2020 7:00:pm
    Join us for a #Bucks Virtual ZOOM Meet on Wednesday 30th December at 7-8pm. Please email mhmbucks@gmail.com for the Meeting ID #findyourwe
  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Swansea on 10th Jan 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

  • *SOCIALLY DISTANCED* Swansea on 14th Feb 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

  • *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