This is a group for people who want to look after their mental health and connect with others, while taking a gentle walk on a picturesque route somewhere in or around London. Getting some fresh air and gentle exercise whilst meeting people and sharing our experiences (although there would be absolutely no pressure to do so).
This covers 3 of the NHS 5 steps to mental wellbeing - connect with others, be physically active, and pay attention to the present moment. Research by the University of Exeter found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who don't visit nature at all during an average week.
You can talk, listen, get other perspectives, give support, make friends, do a walking meditation, or listen to the birds. Maybe you just need some motivation to get out of the house, or to connect with other understanding people. Just bring yourself as you are, with whatever you are going through. All feelings are welcome.
It's often hard to make that first step, so why not try it here. That's what we're about. We have a group of open minded, friendly and supportive regular members now, and are building a little community of people who look out for each other. The walks tend to have a very positive and inclusive atmosphere. We also encourage members to act as stand-in hosts if they want to, or to host a walk in their own area.
We are not mental health professionals; all we can offer is our own experiences and perspectives, and some human connection.