MATES  Mental Health and Wellbeing Walk & Talks

What are Mental Health and Wellbeing Walk & Talks?

Since January 2019 we have held our weekly Mental Health and Wellbeing Walk & Talks as a place where people can come and get things off of their chest and share their problems or concerns, or just get out of the house.

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

They generally last for about an hour around the beautiful park. Organised by MATES (Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking) mental health group, it's a great opportunity to come and blow away the cobwebs and get out of the house. Have a chat about mental health or just meet new people.

The Walk & Talks are generally attended by men, however women are of course welcome. People often bring their children and dogs!

Anything that’s said is confidential; no judgement, no notes, no videos, no photos... just people that care x

Did you know?

A good walk can have a positive effect on your mind and body for up to 7 hours!

So why not come and kickstart your day!?

Where are they held?

MATES Mental Health and Wellbeing Walk & Talks are held in the 3 regular locations below, however we do also hold other occasional Walk & Talks elsewhere around the UK and around the world!

Click on each image below to learn more about that specific location and how you can attend!

Join our Strava!

As well as online and in-person, MATES  have a number of Strava groups!

MATES Walking Club is from MATES mental health awareness group and was set up for you to join our positive mental health ambassadors in getting out and about, whether with our weekly and regular group walks or on your own walks to improve your mental health and create a community that all understand and care.

We will be there to all support each other. 

A good brisk walk in the morning kick starts your day like a dynamo and can have a positive effect on your physical and mental health for up to 7 hours. So even if you cant join us in person, why not set yourself a goal, get out the house and post your walk on our MATES Strava pages and be part of our ever-growing Strava community!

Strava is a social fitness platform with more than 100 million users in 195 countries worldwide, used to record over 30 types of activities with features to help you explore, connect and measure your progress. 

This is great little community that doesn't matter where in the world you are or if you are physically not near one of our events but still allows us to support each other, even without meeting.

This is great, especially for people with anxiety.