Still Just Me

#StillJustMe is our latest anti-stigma campaign.

Through a series of short films and blog articles written by mental health experts and those with real-life experience, we will shine a spotlight on some of the most poorly understood and stigmatised mental health problems.

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Bright Ideas for Mental Health!

Mission Possible School Achievement Awards

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#MindYourSelfie

#MindYourSelfie School Resource Packs provide activities for children to help them combat the stress and pressure of living in today’s competitive world.
Brighten up your classroom and your students’ self-esteem with these colourful activity packs!

School Resource Packs

Frame of Mind 2016-2017

The WIMS Short Film Competition Awards took place in January here in St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

Congratulations to all of this year’s entrants.

  • 1st Place: ‘Together We Can’- Manor House School Committee
  • 2nd Place: ‘Beneath the Surface’- Stephen Kyne
  • 3rd Place: ‘Headspace’- Craig Donnelly
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Walk In My Shoes Radio

Walk In My Shoes Radio is a pop-up radio station which broadcasts live from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services throughout Mental Health Awareness Week.

Listen Back to WIMS Radio 2016

A Pebble in the Pond

Addiction is not just suffered by those going through it. It is also suffered by those who see their family members or loved ones going through it. Like a pebble being dropped into a pond the effects of someone with an addiction sends ripples of worry, concern, abuse...

The story that lives…. 20 years on

Anyone who knows me will know that my passions include rugby, technology and Harry Potter. I was introduced to these books when I was working the night shift in a Children’s Mental Health Unit in London almost 20 years ago. I remember explaining to my nursing...

Stigma and Substance Use Disorders

For centuries people believed that substance abuse was a moral problem, that a person made the choice to continue using a particular substance. It was believed that such a person had weak willpower and low moral strength, the blame was exclusively with them. This...

There is life after addiction – even if it is tough at times!

"Go on have the one it won’t hurt you." "God you are so boring." "Will I throw in a vodka into that diet coke when no one is looking?" This is mild compared to some of the so called ‘banter’ that an addict has to put up with. The stigma that goes with being a...

The brain and diet. Carbohydrates.

Image courtesy of Safefood.eu Brain function is vital for existence. We all need to feed ours brain regularly with the right mix for it to work properly & to feel mentally well. The human brain uses up to 20% of the energy used by the entire human body which is more...

5 common exam season issues and how to deal with them

Exam season arrives with the added baggage of stress and anxiety and for many parents and students this can be overwhelming. So, in preparation for this year’s Leaving and Junior Certificate exams, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services is providing advice on how to stay...

Managing mental health issues in the classroom.

Educational Film for School Teachers

#MindYourSelfie is a series of mental health eBooks designed to give practical tips and advice in relation to mental health.

Printable packs

Up-to-date information on a range of mental health issues.

Mental Health Difficulties

Workplace Well-Being

Very few companies throughout Ireland have been unaffected by mental health, which is why we receive such wonderful support from a range of Ireland’s top corporations year on year. So join in and partner with ‘Walk in My Shoes’ to help us raise mental health awareness in the workplace. Simply invite your staff to start a conversation about mental health through a fun event such as a funky shoe day – a great alternative to Dress Down Fridays or host a coffee morning in your workplace.

About Us

Established in 2012, Walk In My Shoes is a St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ awareness and education campaign.

Walk in My Shoes focuses on promoting mental health awareness and provides resources to Primary/Secondary schools, colleges, workplaces and communities.

Bláthnaid Treacy

Bláthnaid Treacy

Ambassador

Bláthnaid Treacy has been a regular on RTE for several years now, hosting entertainment shows such as Two Tube, The Electric Picnic Show, The EBBA’s, The RTE Choice Music Prize and most recently, the behind the scenes series of Dancing With The Stars; Can’t Stop Dancing. You can also hear her on Friday nights on RTE 2FM counting down the top 30 songs on the National Chart Show.

What We Do

Support

Our information and support service is manned by mental health professionals, who offer practical advice and direction to people in need of help.

Services

Walk in My Shoes raises awareness of Mental Health through support and information in communities throughout Ireland.

Information

Walk In My Shoes offers free downloadable information packs to schools, colleges, workplaces and individuals

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