MATES  Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-in Chats

- Let's Talk Mental Health! -

What are Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-in Chats?

Since January 2019, we have held our weekly Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-ins. In 2022, we have moved to our new home of the MATES PubHub @ The Gardeners.

The drop-ins are a place where people can come and get things off of their chest and share their problems or concerns with people that care and want to listen, or they can just be a place to get out of the house.

No photos, no notes, no stigma, just a nice comfy pub in the safety of people that care and will not judge.

The Gardeners pub is run by MATES Ambassador Lee (meet Lee below!), and you are in safe hands.

Have a chat about mental health or just meet new people and chat about your worries or issues whenever you feel comfortable. Some people find they don't talk about themselves but feel better after just being with people that are going through similar things.

How to attend

It is essential that you click into each weekly event on the MATES Public Facebook Page to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

To register your interest in an event...

Alternatively, or if you would like any more information, you can email us at:

Meet your Drop-In Ambassadors!

MATES Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-Ins are held by your MATES Ambassadors:

Dave, Matt and Lee

Lee Prile

Dave Chase

Matt Smith

Held at MATES PubHub

Click on the image below to learn more about the MATES PubHub @ The Gardeners!

MATES FC Pitch-side drop-ins

Fancy getting outdoors and watching a bit of football? We now also bring you MATES FC pitch-side drop-ins twice a week in addition to our weekly walk and talks and PubHub drop-ins. Why not pop down and have a chat? 

Click on the image below to learn more about the MATES FC Pitch-side drop-ins


All MATES Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking Community Interest Company events are free to participants and are run by volunteers. There are no permissions expressed or implied by the organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the organisers or venue owners.With any Physical or Mental health activity you should always seek advice from your GP before taking up a strenuous physical pursuit or engaging in situations that may cause emotional distress.By attending you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you am fit and able to take part in the event.All volunteers are here to listen and signpost. We are not mental health professionals.MATES Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking Community Interest Company and its volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage is proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.By attending one of our sessions you are agreeing to follow these guidelines.