Walks

Some balloons at a recent meetup on Clapham Common.

Some balloons at a recent meetup. And people.

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!

How to find our meet-ups

Some leaders bring balloons to our walks. If not, they will still make themselves easy to spot. We’ve listed a meeting point for every walk, and the name of your walk leader, so you know who to look for.

Unless it’s mentioned on a specific walk listing (usually our busiest areas, Clapham Common and Hyde Park!), 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.

Next meetups

  • Liverpool on 24th Sep 2017
    Meeting in front of Sefton Park Cafe, Liverpool, L17 1AJ, at 2:00pm. Walk leader: Becca
  • Birmingham on 1st Oct 2017
    Meeting at Boston Tea Party, 190 Corporation Street, B4 6QD, at 11:00am. An optional free tai chi lesson with Parklives will take place at 10:00am on the grass by the children's play area at Millennium Point, before heading to meet everyone else at Boston Tea Party. You are welcome to join one or both parts of this event. Please note: event registration is required for this walkClick here to register via Eventbrite. Walk leader: Amy (amyrose1980@gmail.com)
  • Melbourne, Australia on 7th Oct 2017
    Meeting outside 'Naughty Boy ' Cafe, 499-501 Lygon St, Princes Hill VIC 3054, at 10:30am, for a walk around Princes Park. Walk leaders: Camilla and Sarah (mhmmelbourne@gmail.com)
  • Manchester on 8th Oct 2017
    Meeting outside the Alpine Tea Room in Fletcher Moss Park, Didsbury (near the new tennis courts), M20 2SW, at 2:00pm. Walk leader: Shanna (mhmmanchester@gmail.com)
  • Hyde Park, London on 22nd Oct 2017
    Meeting at the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, by the outdoor picnic tables at the back, at 11:00am. Please note: event registration is required for this walk. Click here to register via Eventbrite, as soon as our free tickets become available. Walk leader: Kat (instagram.com/mentalhealthmates)
  • Manchester on 4th Nov 2017
    Meeting (location TBC) at 11:00am. Save the date! Walk leader: Shanna (mhmmanchester@gmail.com)
  • Clapham, London on 19th Nov 2017
    Meeting at Clapham South Tube Station (by Clapham Flowers), Balham Hill, SW12 9DU, at 11:00am. Please note: event registration is required for this walkClick here to register via Eventbrite, as soon as our free tickets become available. Walk leader: Kat (instagram.com/mentalhealthmates)
  • Hyde Park, London on 10th Dec 2017
    Meeting at the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, by the outdoor picnic tables at the back, at 11:00am. Please note: event registration is required for this walk. Click here to register via Eventbrite, as soon as our free tickets become available. Walk leader: Denean (twitter.com/findyourwe)
  • Manchester on 10th Dec 2017
    Meeting (location TBC) at 2:00pm. Save the date! Walk leader: Shanna (mhmmanchester@gmail.com)

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.

Here are some of the places we’ve held MHM walks:

Beckenham – Bedford – Belfast – Birmingham Central and Birmingham South – Bognor Regis – Brighton – Bristol – British Library (London) – Cardiff – Catford – Chester – Clapham Common (London) – Dubai (UAE) – East London – Edinburgh – Exeter – Gloucester – Greenwich – Guildford – Harpenden – Hertford – Hull – Hyde Park (London) – Ipswich – Leeds – Lincoln – Manchester – Morecambe – Newcastle – New York (USA) – Norwich – Nottingham – Reading – Richmond – San Francisco (USA) – Sheffield – Southampton – St. Albans – Stamford – Stoke-on-Trent – Thurrock – Wellcome Collection (London) – Worcester