Mental Health Mates is a network of peer support groups run by people with mental health issues, who meet regularly to walk, exercise and share without fear or judgement. You do not have to have a diagnosed mental health issue to join our meet-ups – everyone has mental health and we are here for everyone.
At MHM, we know, from personal experience, that mental illness magnifies through isolation. We believe that nobody has ever recovered from a mental health issue without first talking about it, and that sharing stories helps people to take the first steps to recovery.
We support you to create community groups, because we believe that finding power over your experience allows you to take back some control over the stuff in your head.
MHM provides a healing environment, but it is not therapy. It is run by people who are not experts in mental illness, but who have endless experience in it. It is peer support at its finest: we have seen people thrive and come alive though our walks, not to mention forming friendships that help people move forward and grow.