22 May 2024

Meet new people and boost mental health on wellbeing walks

The Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery and Wellbeing College has teamed up with Mental Health Mates to host friendly and inclusive “wellbeing walks” in Hornsea and Withernsea next month.

The aim of the walks is to encourage more people to get out and about, taking positive steps to support their general health and wellbeing, meet new people in their area and enjoy the summer weather.

Each walk will be two to three miles long, following an accessible route, to encourage a diverse range of people to come along and enjoy the fun.

The walks will be held in a safe and supportive environment, with a friendly and approachable team on hand.

The walks have also been designed to be relaxing and are an opportunity for people to walk at their own pace, take in the scenery, chat to others and simply enjoy the surroundings.

The walk in Hornsea takes place on Monday, July 3. Meet at Tesco car park in Southgate at 1pm for a gentle stroll that will take in some of Hornsea Mere.

The Withernsea walk will be on Monday,

July 17. Meet at the leisure centre in Station Road at 1pm to take a walk along the promenade and back through the town.

To join a walk, all people need to do is turn up at the meeting location on the day.

People can also register for an account at the Recovery and Wellbeing College website at humberrecoverycollege.nhs.uk to benefit from a multitude of wellbeing courses, face-to-face sessions and online meet-ups.

Mental Health Mates is a nationwide peer support network that mobilises volunteers to lead community-based walks that help people find a judgment-free space to connect.

With more than 150 walks nationwide, Mental Health Mates aims to be in every major town and city in the coming years to ensure it is reaching those who need it most. They believe in the power of walking and connection to

act as an invaluable tool for all of us on our mental health journeys.

Rain or shine, the walks are planned to go ahead, so participants are urged to check the weather and wear appropriate clothing.

For more information, email hnf-tr. [email protected] or call 0800 9177752.