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Walk a Mile Glasgow

Challenging stigma.
One conversation at a time.


Join us and ‘Walk a Mile in someone else’s shoes’ to challenge mental health stigma. Our aim is to bring together hundreds of professionals, carers and people with lived experience for a friendly conversation as they stroll around Glasgow Green in pairs.

Inspired by Chris Young’s walk around the edge of the UK, Walk a Mile is a series of events organised to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems.

People will get the chance to see each other as they really are and not as the labels they may have.

In addition to the usual Walk a Mile event, there will be a viewing of our new film, that tells something about the backdrop behind the whole Walkamile campaign, when we get back to the People's Palace after the walk.

The film also features as as part of The Dust of Everyday Life - a free annual symposium on the arts, mental health, stigma, and social justice, programmed by the Mental Health Foundation and See Me and expanding on the work of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

The 2016 symposium will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, on Wednesday 20 April.

Tickets at the symposium are limited, take a look here for further information.

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Will you join him for just One Mile?

We'll be meeting up at 18.00 outside the People's Palace on Glasgow Green

After walking for a mile around the beautiful gardens, we'll have a reception back at the Palace where you can share your experience with other Walkamilers and watch our new film that gives a backdrop to the walkamile campaign.

If you have any queries regarding the event or need any more information, please email hello@letswalkamile.org

There will be no uniforms, no barriers, everyone is on a level playing field; it’s about breaking down stigma and rediscovering how fabulous people are.

Chris Young

Who is chris?

Chris Young is an ex social worker who has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). On April 6th 2011, he began a tour of the UK with the aim to walk the entire way around our lovely island on foot, relying solely on the kindness of other people for food, water, shelter and compassion. His walk has been hugely successful in achieving his goal of encouraging open, honest conversation and reducing the stigma of mental ill health ‘one conversation at a time’.
Chris has walked thousands of miles with the belief that we can end stigma together.

Portrait of Chris

Chris Young

Explorer and raconteur