Walks

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!

Check our walks list below to see if there’s a walk held near you; scroll down to find a list of all our locations, past and present.

Roundhay Park Leeds mental health support group walk attendees in winter coats

Mental Health Mates Leeds at Roundhay Park, January 2017.

How to Find Our Walks (and Find Your ‘We’)

We’ve listed a meeting point for every walk, and the name of your walk leader, so you know who to look for. To find out more about how Mental Health Mates works, please read our FAQs page.

Unless it’s mentioned on a specific walk listing (usually our busiest areas), 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.

Mental Health Mates walk attendees in front of florist outside Clapham South Tube Station

A MHM walk in Clapham, February 2017.

Next Walks

  • *cancelled* Croydon on 15th Dec 2019 10:45:am
    CANCELLED!!!
  • Victoria Park, East London on 15th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at The Pavilion Cafe pin-board, E9 7DE in Victoria Park, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Becky (mhmvictoriapark@hotmail.com).
  • New Forest on 15th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at 11am at the Happy Cheese Car Park. Walk Leader: Katherine (mhmnewforest@gmail.com)
  • Preston on 15th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at the Pavilion Cafe, Avenham Park, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Laura (prestonmentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • *NEW* Auckland, NZ on 15th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at Victoria Park, Central Auckland at 11AM. Walk leader: Clara (mentalhealthmatesauckland@gmail.com)
  • Nonsuch Park, Surrey on 15th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at the Cafe near the Mansion @ 11am. Walk Leader: Jo (nonsuchmentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • Windsor X Wagamama on 15th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at Wagamama Windsor (31 High Street) at 11am. Walk Leader: Emma (windsormhm@gmail.com)
  • Southsea, Portsmouth on 15th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at 11am outside Coffee No1 on Palmerston Road. Walk leader: Sinead (SouthseaMentalHealthMates@gmail.com)
  • Greenock on 15th Dec 2019 12:00:pm
    Meeting at Esplanade Cafe at 12pm. Walk Leader: Angeline (angeline_aust@yahoo.co.uk)
  • Beverley on 15th Dec 2019 12:30:pm
    CHRISTMAS PARTY. Meeting at Molescroft Pavilion @ 12:30pm. Walk Leader: Clare (clare205@clare205.karoo.co.uk)
  • Wandsworth on 15th Dec 2019 1:30:pm
    Meeting at Skylark Cafe, Wandsworth Common @ 1:30pm. Walk Leader: Becca ( mhm.wandsworth@gmail.com )
  • Exeter on 22nd Dec 2019 10:30:am
    Meeting @10:30am at The Puerto Lounge for a walk along the Quay. Walk leader: Anna (mhm_exeter@outlook.com)
  • Bury St.Edmunds on 22nd Dec 2019 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10.30 am meeting at the café in Nowton Park. Walk Leader: Jenny (mentalhealthmatesbse@gmail.com). Every 2nd Thursday and 4th Sunday of the Month
  • Tamworth, The Midlands on 22nd Dec 2019 10:30:am
    Meeting every other Sunday. For time and location, get in touch with Walk Leader: Emily (mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com) f: Mental Health Mates - Tamworth e: mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com p: 07505121430 i: mentalhealthmates_tamworth
  • Leicestershire on 22nd Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at 11am at Main Car Park on Farndon Road, Welland Park, Market Harborough  Walk leader: Caroline (mentalhealthmatesleicestershire@yahoo.com )
  • Derby on 22nd Dec 2019 11:30:am
    Meeting @11:30am at Markeaton Park - Orangery Cafe. Look for the blue balloon! Walk leader: Laura (mentalhealthmatesderby@gmail.com)
  • Greenock on 22nd Dec 2019 12:00:pm
    Meeting at Esplanade Cafe at 12pm. Walk Leader: Angeline (angeline_aust@yahoo.co.uk)
  • Richmond on 28th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at Tide Tables Cafe (2, The Arches, TW9 1TH) for a walk along the river @11AM. Walk Leader: Hannah (richmond.mentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • Exeter on 29th Dec 2019 10:30:am
    Meeting @10:30am at The Puerto Lounge for a walk along the Quay. Walk leader: Anna (mhm_exeter@outlook.com)

  • Cambridge on 29th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting outside Stir Coffee Shop, Chesterton Road @ 11am. Walk Leader: Rachel (mentalhealthmatescambridge@gmail.com)
  • Sheffield on 29th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at Rose Garden Cafe, Graves Park at 11am. Walk leader: Cathy (cathusables@hotmail.co.uk)
  • Bracknell on 29th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at The Lookout Cafe at 11am. Walk Leader: Rebecca (kilpatrickconsultancy@gmail.com)
  • Bristol on 29th Dec 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at 11am at Cafe Retreat. Walk Leader: Amy (mentalhealthmatesbristol@gmail.com)
  • Liverpool on 29th Dec 2019 11:30:am
    Meeting at The Front Steps of Mansion House at 11:30am. Walk leader: Elizabeth (mentalhealthmatesliverpool@hotmail.com)
  • Little Chart, Kent on 29th Dec 2019 2:00:pm
    Meeting @ 2pm at St Mary's Church, Little Chart. Walk Leader : Megan (mhmlittlechart@hotmail.com) 
  • Reading on 4th Jan 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am at Dinton Pastures - meet by the Cafe. Walk leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com)

  • Marlow on 4th Jan 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am for a walk and talk and coffee break. For Enquiries please email: mhmbucks@gmail.com
  • *NEW* Luton on 5th Jan 2020 10:00:am
    Meeting at 10am at The Garden Cafe, Stockwood Park Luton. Walk Leader : Naomi (lutonmentalhealthmates@gmail.com)

  • Tamworth, The Midlands on 5th Jan 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting every other Sunday. For time and location, get in touch with Walk Leader: Emily (mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com) f: Mental Health Mates - Tamworth e: mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com p: 07505121430 i: mentalhealthmates_tamworth
  • *NEW* Southend-On-Sea on 5th Jan 2020 11:00:am
    Meeting outside Southchurch Park Cafe at 11am. Walk Leader: Laura (mentalhealthmatessouthend@hotmail.com)
  • *NEW* Oldham on 5th Jan 2020 11:00:am
    Monthly meet-up at Tandle Hill Partk, Royton, Oldham. Meet near the café at 10am. Walk Leader: Chloe (mhm_oldham@outlook.com).
  • *NEW* Heanor on 5th Jan 2020 2:00:pm
    Monthly meet-up! Meeting at the wheel in the car park, Shipley County Park, DE75 7GX @2PM for a 1.5 mile walk in the beautiful surroundings of Shipley Country Park finishing at Rambles Cafe for coffee and cake. Walk Leader: Kirsty (mhm.heanor@gmail.com)
  • Bury St.Edmunds on 9th Jan 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10.30 am meeting at the café in Nowton Park. Walk Leader: Jenny (mentalhealthmatesbse@gmail.com). Every 2nd Thursday and 4th Sunday of the Month
  • Conwy on 12th Jan 2020 9:30:am
    Meeting at by the Lifeboat Station at Llandudno Prom at 9:30am. Walk Leader: Anna (mentalhealthmatesconwy@gmail.com)
  • Preston on 12th Jan 2020 11:00:am
    Meeting every month at the Pavilion Cafe, Avenham Park, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Laura (prestonmentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • *NEW* Dalston on 14th Jan 2020 6:15:pm
    Meeting at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden at 6:15pm , waking to London Fields and back. For any questions email walk leader Libby (libby@everyorigin.com).
  • Reading on 18th Jan 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting @10:30am at Christchurch Meadows, on the bridge. Walk leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com)

  • Tamworth, The Midlands on 19th Jan 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting every other Sunday. For time and location, get in touch with Walk Leader: Emily (mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com) f: Mental Health Mates - Tamworth e: mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com p: 07505121430 i: mentalhealthmates_tamworth
  • Richmond on 25th Jan 2020 11:00:am
    Meeting at Tide Tables Cafe (2, The Arches, TW9 1TH) for a walk along the river @11AM. Walk Leader: Hannah (richmond.mentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • Bedford on 26th Jan 2020 10:00:am
    Meeting at The Pavilion, Bedford Park at 10am. Walk Leader: Cory (mentalhealthmatesbedford@outlook.com)
  • Bury St.Edmunds on 26th Jan 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10.30 am meeting at the café in Nowton Park. Walk Leader: Jenny (mentalhealthmatesbse@gmail.com). Every 2nd Thursday and 4th Sunday of the Month
  • Reading on 1st Feb 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am at Dinton Pastures - meet by the Cafe. Walk leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com)

  • Wycombe on 1st Feb 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am for a walk and talk and coffee break. For Enquiries please email: mhmbucks@gmail.com
  • Tamworth, The Midlands on 2nd Feb 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting every other Sunday. For time and location, get in touch with Walk Leader: Emily (mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com) f: Mental Health Mates - Tamworth e: mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com p: 07505121430 i: mentalhealthmates_tamworth
  • *NEW* Heanor on 2nd Feb 2020 2:00:pm
    Monthly meet-up! Meeting at the wheel in the car park, Shipley County Park, DE75 7GX @2PM for a 1.5 mile walk in the beautiful surroundings of Shipley Country Park finishing at Rambles Cafe for coffee and cake. Walk Leader: Kirsty (mhm.heanor@gmail.com)
  • Conwy on 9th Feb 2020 9:30:am
    Meeting at by the Lifeboat Station at Llandudno Prom at 9:30am. Walk Leader: Anna (mentalhealthmatesconwy@gmail.com)
  • Reading on 15th Feb 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting @10:30am at Christchurch Meadows, on the bridge. Walk leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com)

  • Tamworth, The Midlands on 16th Feb 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting every other Sunday. For time and location, get in touch with Walk Leader: Emily (mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com) f: Mental Health Mates - Tamworth e: mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com p: 07505121430 i: mentalhealthmates_tamworth
  • Bedford on 23rd Feb 2020 10:00:am
    Meeting at The Pavilion, Bedford Park at 10am. Walk Leader: Cory (mentalhealthmatesbedford@outlook.com)
  • Reading on 29th Feb 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am at Dinton Pastures - meet by the Cafe. Walk leader: Abby (mhm.reading@gmail.com)

  • Richmond on 29th Feb 2020 11:00:am
    Meeting at Tide Tables Cafe (2, The Arches, TW9 1TH) for a walk along the river @11AM. Walk Leader: Hannah (richmond.mentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • Marlow on 1st Mar 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am for a walk and talk and coffee break. For Enquiries please email: mhmbucks@gmail.com
  • Tamworth, The Midlands on 1st Mar 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting every other Sunday. For time and location, get in touch with Walk Leader: Emily (mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com) f: Mental Health Mates - Tamworth e: mentalhealthmateskingsbury@outlook.com p: 07505121430 i: mentalhealthmates_tamworth
  • *NEW* Heanor on 1st Mar 2020 2:00:pm
    Monthly meet-up! Meeting at the wheel in the car park, Shipley County Park, DE75 7GX @2PM for a 1.5 mile walk in the beautiful surroundings of Shipley Country Park finishing at Rambles Cafe for coffee and cake. Walk Leader: Kirsty (mhm.heanor@gmail.com)
  • Richmond on 28th Mar 2020 11:00:am
    Meeting at Tide Tables Cafe (2, The Arches, TW9 1TH) for a walk along the river @11AM. Walk Leader: Hannah (richmond.mentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • Bourne End on 4th Apr 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am for a walk and talk and coffee break. For Enquiries please email: mhmbucks@gmail.com
  • *NEW* Heanor on 5th Apr 2020 2:00:pm
    Monthly meet-up! Meeting at the wheel in the car park, Shipley County Park, DE75 7GX @2PM for a 1.5 mile walk in the beautiful surroundings of Shipley Country Park finishing at Rambles Cafe for coffee and cake. Walk Leader: Kirsty (mhm.heanor@gmail.com)
  • Richmond on 25th Apr 2020 11:00:am
    Meeting at Tide Tables Cafe (2, The Arches, TW9 1TH) for a walk along the river @11AM. Walk Leader: Hannah (richmond.mentalhealthmates@gmail.com)
  • Wycombe on 3rd May 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am for a walk and talk and coffee break. For Enquiries please email: mhmbucks@gmail.com
  • *NEW* Heanor on 3rd May 2020 2:00:pm
    Monthly meet-up! Meeting at the wheel in the car park, Shipley County Park, DE75 7GX @2PM for a 1.5 mile walk in the beautiful surroundings of Shipley Country Park finishing at Rambles Cafe for coffee and cake. Walk Leader: Kirsty (mhm.heanor@gmail.com)
  • Marlow on 7th Jun 2020 10:30:am
    Meeting at 10:30am for a walk and talk and coffee break. For Enquiries please email: mhmbucks@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.

Walk Locations

Here are some of the places we’ve held MHM walks (70+ locations and counting!).

England, UK: Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire) – Basingstoke – Bedford, Beverley (Yorkshire) – Birmingham – Blackpool – Bognor Regis – Bourne End (High Wycombe & Marlow) – Brighton & Hove – Bristol – Cambridge – Catford – Chelmsford – Cheltenham – Chester – Chichester – Chingford  – Coventry – Crowborough (East Sussex) – Daventry  – Eastbourne  – Exeter – Eye (Suffolk) – Glasgow – Gloucester –  Guildford – Bushy Park (Hampton) – Harpenden – Hastings (East Sussex) – Haywards Heath (West Sussex) – Heathfield (East Sussex) – Hertford – Hollingbourne (Kent) – Horsham (West Sussex) – Hughenden (High Wycombe & Marlow) – Hull  – Ipswich – Isle of Wight – Kingsbury – Knowle (Knowle & Solihull) – Leeds – Leicester – Lewes (East Sussex) –  Lincoln – Liverpool (Stanley Park, Maghull) – London (Beckenham, Clapham, Ealing, Dulwich and Peckham, Greenwich, Hampstead Heath, Hyde Park, Regents Park, Richmond, Wellcome Collection, Victoria Park) – Ludlow (Shropshire) – Maidstone (Kent) – Malvern (Worcester) – Manchester – Marlow (High Wycombe & Marlow) – Milton Keynes – Morecambe – Naphill (High Wycombe & Marlow) – Newbury – Newcastle  – Norwich – Nottingham – Oxford – Paisley – Pitsea (Essex) – Plymouth – Preston – Radcliffe on Trent (Nottinghamshire) – Reading – Sheffield – Solihull (Knowle & Solihull)  – Southampton – St. Albans – Stamford (Lincolnshire) – Stockton-on-Tees – Stoke-on-Trent – South Woodham Ferrers (Essex) – Swindon – Thurrock – Torquay – Tunbridge Wells –  Warrington – Wadebridge (Cornwall) –  – Widnes (Cheshire) – Witney (Oxfordshire) – Worcester – Wycombe (High Wycombe & Marlow)

Scotland: Carlisle – Dundee – Edinburgh

Wales: Cardiff – Tredegar (South Wales)

Ireland: Belfast

Isle of Man: Ramsey

USA: New York – San Francisco

The Netherlands: Amsterdam

South-east Asia: Bangkok

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

Australia: Ceduna (South Australia) – Sydney – Melbourne

New Zealand: Wellington