Sunday 23 September
Location - Regent's Park

Join Walky Talky and help Rethink Mental Illness create a better future for people severely affected by mental illness

Walky Talky is our newest walking fundraising event. All ages and abilities can come together to walk and talk!

It’s a 5k charity walk on Sunday 23 September in the beautiful Regent's Park.

So where is Regent's Park, and where does London Walky Talky start?


If you can’t join us in London but want to help support people with mental illness why not organise your own at a time and place to suit you and your friends or colleagues?
You choose the date, distance and location.

We’ve put together some tips to help you - but do get in touch with the Walky Talky team if you have any questions.

How to plan your own walk

Once you have decided to organise your own walk, the first thing to do is decide the route!

Choose the route

If you aren't a seasoned walker, just go online and search for walks near you. There are beautiful canal walks all over the country and lots of former railway lines that are now open to the public. Woodland walks can be absolutely beautiful and are a great way of getting back to nature. If you are closer to city walks, you can explore architecture too. Once you start looking into it you will find lots of different options. If you need support or information, just call our friendly events team on 020 7587 1648.

Here are some useful websites for route suggestions:
www.canalrivertrust.org.uk www.railwaypaths.org.uk

Choose the date

Next step is to choose the date and let us know you are doing it! We can send you a t-shirt and other materials to help with your fundraising. Email us on events@rethink.org

Solo or in a group

Next step is to sort out the finer details of the walk. Are you inviting anyone else to join you on the walk? Will you need provisions? Have you walked this sort of distance before? If not, maybe you need to think about having a practice walk at a shorter distance to see how you fare, but always remember whether you walk five miles or 100 miles, every step you take and every pound you raise can help raise money for our work supporting those affected by mental illness.

Start fundraising

Final step before taking on the walk is to start fundraising! You can set up your fundraising page at

Remember to ask friends and family to sponsor you! You could always get creative and fundraise one of the following ways.

Bake a cake, take it to work or school, and leave it somewhere with a sign and a donation box asking people to make a donation in exchange for a slice.
Host a fundraising evening with your friends or family. Will you cook for everyone or host a games night? Ask for a donation on your invitation.

Share it

Remember to take lots of photos of you in your Rethink Mental Illness t-shirt to share with us after your walk. If you're on social media, talk about your event using the hashtag #walkytalky


How to pay your money in:

Online via your fundraising page.
This is such an easy way for people to sponsor you, and the money gets transferred to us so you don't need to do anything once it is set up.
In the post.
You can send us a cheque with your full name and address to FREEPOST RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS.
On the phone.
You can call our supporter care team on 0121 522 7007.