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Raising Mental Health Awareness

Walk in My Shoes is a St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ campaign, focusing on mental health education and awareness by promoting mental health and wellbeing in schools, colleges, workplace and communities.


#MindYourSelfie Day is taking place on Friday 16th March!

Speak up about mental health - Third level poster competition

Walk In My Shoes is delighted to announce a new competition for third-level Colleges. We are asking college students to create a ‘Mental Health Poster’, which will be the College poster for Walk in My Shoes for the academic year 2018/19. Copies of the poster will be distributed to every college in Ireland. The lucky winner will also receive €1000 prize money.

MissionPossible - School Wellbeing Awards

We are delighted to announce our School Achievement Awards are back this year.

We recognise the importance of the contribution from schools to the promotion of positive mental health & wellbeing. The purpose of Mission Possible is to formally acknowledge and recognise contributions by schools across the country.

Mission Possible provides a formal process for acknowledging the outstanding achievements by Irish schools by recognising and celebrating these achievements.

Do you or someone you know experience mental health difficulties?

Many people with mental health difficulties can wait years before seeking support. Every day you live with a condition that is treatable, no matter what stage it’s at, is a day you haven’t lived to its fullest. You can change this.
It’s never too late or too early to seek support from people who have the knowledge and skills that can empower you to enjoy life again.
You are not alone, we are here to support you every step of the way.

First step to recoveryDifferent types of mental health difficulties

Info & articles and tips from the experts...

Join Ireland’s stars and share your #MindYourSelfie this March!

Ahead of U2’s eagerly awaited Dublin gigs later this year, Adam Clayton has joined forces with RTÉ presenter Blathnaid Treacy to help launch #MindYourSelfie Day 2018. Now in its third year, the mental health campaign is asking the public to post a selfie to their...

WIMS Podcast Series: Eating Disorders: Causes, Characteristics and Common Misconceptions

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and in the first episode of our new Walk in My Shoes podcast series, Dr Clare O’Toole, Consultant Psychiatrist with responsibility for the Adult Eating Disorder Service at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, shares her expertise on the causes of eating disorder, the treatments available and how best to support someone living with a disorder.

The Importance of Falling In Love With Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Roses, chocolates and red hearts are winking at us from every shop window, champagne corks pop into every ad break and romcoms flutter onto every channel – irrespective of our relationship status, none of us can escape the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day. Whether you...

Your school’s mission starts here!

We are delighted to announce the return of the Mission Possible: School Achievement Awards; an initiative dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the work being carried out by schools to promote positive mental health. The awards recognise schools from all over the...

My Anxiety and Me – Darragh, 37

My heart races, thoughts are rampant coming at me from all directions, tense shoulders, on edge, my breathe is faster, my fists tighter, looking for the exit, will I bolt now, breathe Darragh, for the love of God relax, no good, drink a pint, no eye contact, drink...

Talking to Children about Suicide

Why “silence and secrecy” only increase the pain of bereavement by suicide. Childhood is meant to be a happy time, a protected time, but for some children (especially those prematurely exposed to death as a result of a suicide in their family or community)...

Managing mental health issues in the classroom.

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

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

About Walk In My Shoes

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

Walk In My Shoes runs initiatives throughout the year to promote positive mental health:

  • Mission Possible; School Achievement Awards
  • Short Film Competition
  • #MindYourSelfie eBooks & School Resources
  • Transition Year Programme

What We Do


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


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


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

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services is Ireland’s largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health service and aspires to be the recognised leader in:

  • the provision of quality mental health care
  • the promotion of mental health awareness
  • the protection of the rights and integrity of those experiencing mental health difficulties
Bláthnaid Treacy

Bláthnaid Treacy


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.

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