Walk a Mile
Walk a Mile brings people together to speak about mental health and 'walk a mile in each other’s shoes'. Find out more about breaking down mental health stigma one conversation at a time.
Walk a Mile is a great way to break down barriers to talking about mental health, by bringing people together, to walk and talk about mental health.
The idea is simple, people get together in groups, pair up, and walk a mile sharing stories and opinions about mental health and the importance of tackling stigma. We can provide resources to help with your walk, including two different colour stickers to help people pair up.
One of the original focuses of Walk a Mile was to tackle stigma in health and social care, bringing together professionals, carers and people with lived experience, people who may normally stigmatise each other, to walk together, to get to know each other and walk a mile in each other’s shoes.
Over the last few years it has become a hugely popular activity with workplaces, schools, communities and our volunteers.
Check out the video below to find out how it all started, with our friend Chris McCullogh Young.
We're always delighted to help people to arrange their own Walk a Mile events. If you're interested in putting on a walk, please fill out the form below.