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’)

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. 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, 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.

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

A MHM walk in Clapham, February 2017.

Next Walks

  • Southampton on 23rd Dec 2018
    Meeting at Miss Ellie's Cafe, SO18 1NN at 11.00am. Walk leader: Adam (adam@adamburt.com).
  • Highams Park, London on 26th Dec 2018 2:00:pm
    Meeting outside Borno Pharmacy, E4 9BW at 2.00pm. Walk leader: Tahir (tpj102@aol.com).
  • Leeds on 29th Dec 2018
    Meeting outside the Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2JL, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Kate (mentalhealthmatesleeds@gmail.com).
  • Chelmsford, Essex on 30th Dec 2018
    Meeting at Meteor Way Car Park, Chelmsford, CM1 2RL, at 11:00am. Please note: event registration– by emailing the walk leader– is encouraged. Walk leader: Sally (mentalhealthmateschelmsford@gmail.com).
  • High Wycombe & Marlow on 5th Jan 2019 10:30:am
    Meeting location tbc, at 10:30am. Walk leader: Lena (mhmbucks@gmail.com).
  • Leeds on 12th Jan 2019
    Meeting outside the Lakeside Cafe, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2JL, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Kate (mentalhealthmatesleeds@gmail.com).
  • Clapham, London on 13th Jan 2019
    Meeting at Clapham South Tube Station (by Moxons), Balham Hill, SW12 9DU, at 11:00am. Please note: event registration is required for this walk via Eventbrite (link coming soon). Walk leader: Kat (instagram.com/mentalhealthmates).
  • Birmingham on 13th Jan 2019 12:00:pm
    Meeting at the main entrance to the Tea Rooms at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH, at 12:00pm. Walk leader: Sky
  • Victoria Park, East London on 20th Jan 2019
    Meeting at The Pavilion Cafe pin-board, E9 7DE in Victoria Park, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Leoni (leonicachia@gmail.com).
  • Morecambe on 20th Jan 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at Morcambe Promenade, opposite the Bow Window Cafe, LA4 6BX. Walk leader: Carla
  • High Wycombe & Marlow on 2nd Feb 2019 10:30:am
    Meeting location tbc Naphill, at 10:30am. Walk leader: Lena (mhmbucks@gmail.com).
  • Hampstead Heath, North London on 3rd Feb 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at Parliament Hill Cafe, NW5 1QR at Hampstead Heath, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Chris (chris_mhm@outlook.com).
  • Victoria Park, East London on 10th Feb 2019
    Meeting at The Pavilion Cafe pin-board, E9 7DE in Victoria Park, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Leoni (leonicachia@gmail.com).
  • High Wycombe & Marlow on 3rd Mar 2019 10:30:am
    Meeting location tbc Wycombe, at 10:30am. Walk leader: Lena (mhmbucks@gmail.com).
  • Clapham, London on 10th Mar 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at Clapham South Tube Station (by Moxons), Balham Hill, SW12 9DU, at 11:00am. Please note: event registration is required for this walk via Eventbrite (link coming soon). Walk leader: Kat (instagram.com/mentalhealthmates).
  • Victoria Park, East London on 10th Mar 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at The Pavilion Cafe pin-board, E9 7DE in Victoria Park, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Leoni (leonicachia@gmail.com).
  • Victoria Park, East London on 14th Apr 2019 11:00:am
    Meeting at The Pavilion Cafe pin-board, E9 7DE in Victoria Park, at 11:00am. Walk leader: Leoni (leonicachia@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!). If we’ve marked a location in bold, it means a walk has been held there, or will be held there, in 2018. 

Beckenham – Bedford – Belfast – Birmingham (Central) – Birmingham (South) – Bognor Regis – Brighton – Bristol – British Library (London) – CambridgeCardiff – Catford – Chelmsford – Cheltenham – Chester – Clapham Common (London)Dubai (UAE)Dulwich and Peckham (London)East LondonEdinburgh – Exeter – Eye (Suffolk) – Glasgow – Gloucester – Greenwich (London) – Guildford – Harpenden – Hastings (East Sussex) – Haywards Heath (West Sussex) – Hertford – Hollingbourne (Kent) – Horsham (West Sussex) – Hull – Hyde Park (London)IpswichIsle of Wight – Leeds – Lincoln – LiverpoolMaghull (Liverpool) Ludlow (Shropshire) – ManchesterMelbourne (Australia)Milton Keynes – Morecambe – Newcastle – New York (USA) – Norwich – Nottingham – Oxford – Pitsea (Essex) – Plymouth – Reading – Richmond – San Francisco (USA) – Sheffield – Solihull – Southampton – St. Albans – Stamford (Lincolnshire) – Stockton-on-Tees – Stoke-on-Trent – Sydney (Australia) – Thurrock – Tunbridge Wells –  Warrington – Wadebridge (Cornwall) – Wellcome Collection (London) – West London – Witney (Oxfordshire) – Worcester – Victoria Park (London)