Mental Health Mates Cambridge

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Mental Health Mates is a friendly group that meets once a month for a walk in and around Cambridge and South Cambs. It's a time to talk about mental health challenges without fear of judgement, whether you have a diagnosed mental illness or not.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • going for a walk can help clear your mind and give you an energy boost;
  • connecting with other people who have had similar experiences can make you feel less isolated;
  • spending time in nature has been found to reduce stress and improve mood.

How to contact

Where to go

Stir
Chesterton Road
Cambridge
UK

 

What to expect

The group meets on a Sunday morning once a month. You can find details of the next walk on the Mental Health Mates Cambridge Facebook page. 

You don’t need to book a place on the walk, just come along! If you would like to get in touch with the leaders beforehand you can phone or text Rachel on 07970869683 or email [email protected]

On the morning of the walk, meet the group outside Stir on Chesterton Road. The walk leader will take the group on a planned walking route for around an hour.

In that time you can talk to members of the group, share with them or simply walk beside them. There is no pressure to do anything, you can participate in whichever way feels best for you on that day.

The group meets whatever the weather. Make sure to check the forecast ahead so can bring a raincoat if necessary!

More information

Mental Health Mates is a network of peer support groups, run by people with mental health issues. It was started by Bryony Gordon in 2016. So far there are walks in over 70 locations including Europe, North America, Australia and the Middle East!

 

Joining the walk is free.

 

Sometimes members choose to continue the meet up over tea/coffee at a café, which you would need to purchase yourself – but there is no pressure to stay for this part.

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