Benefits of our Walk & Talks

Taking a walk with a friend is one of life’s most unassuming delights. So even during the pandemic, we’ve helped an incredible 40,000 people attend one of our NCT Walk & Talks.

Whilst the pandemic has done everything it can to get in the way of our social lives, thankfully, thousands of us have been able to rediscover the simple pleasures of walking and talking.


Walking and talking is brilliant for your mental health. In a survey, 93% of parents told us the walks helped the feel less isolated, 94% felt it had improved their mood, and 70% felt less anxious.

NCT volunteers around the country have been bringing new and expectant parents together throughout lockdowns to do just that. Walk and Talk. Since September, 40,000 people have taken part.

With walks organised from South Devon to Aberdeen, chances are there’s a walk near you. Take a look at your local NCT Facebook page or click here to find out.

If there isn’t a walk and talk, why not join one of the 700+ people who have signed up to help parents get out and about and meeting new people.

In the top picture, one of our Walk & Talk groups get some fresh air on Wanstead Flats in East London, part of NCT Newham. The group is led by our Parents in Mind manager Leah and Parents in Mind peer supporter Bulon.

Feeling inspired?

If you’d like to join an NCT Walk & Talk, check your local NCT Facebook page or see here for details. You’ll also find out how you can lead one yourself!

We don’t just love our volunteers because they run Walk & Talks – they help parents in their area in loads of other ways. Find out more about being an NCT Volunteer.