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2 days left to join the #walkinmyshoes Mini Marathon Team

Every Single Family in Ireland is affected by mental health difficulties. It’s ok if you’re not ok. Walk in My Shoes fundraises to support vulnerable young adults in Ireland who need it most. Join Aideen Finnegan from 98FM’s ‘The Ray Foley Show’ in taking part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday 2nd June…

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TY students lead ‘Walk in My Shoes’ in WEXFORD

  Sorcha Foley & Lauren Carty, two TY students from Loreto Wexford have decided to make their 4th year work experience a real challenge. For one week, Sorcha and Lauren became guest event organisers and fundraisers for ‘Walk in My Shoes’. Sorcha and Lauren decided to unite secondary schools in Wexford town and create an…

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New Book : ‘In My Room’ by Prof. Jim Lucey

(Press Release via Gill & Macmillan) New Book Reveals Real Stories Behind Therapy Sessions Aiming to Stamp Out Mental Health Stigma and Demystify the Hidden Zone that Exists Between the Psychiatrist and the Patient Professor Jim Lucey, psychiatrist and Medical Director of St Patrick’s Mental Health Service, has written a new book In My Room,…

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Walk in My Shoes for Secondary Schools

Here are some ideas that have worked really well in secondary schools: Bring Walk in My Shoes / Mental Health into the classroom. Consider ways to use your subjects to address mental health. ie:  In English ask students to write a mental health essay, study a poet who writes about mental health. Consider mental health statistics in Maths,…

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Capita partners with Walk in My Shoes for 2014

We are delighted to announce that Capita in the Community have chosen ‘Walk in My Shoes’ as their partnered charity for 2014. We are really excited about working with the staff and helping to highlight mental health and raise funds together to provide support, information and services to young adults experiencing mental health difficulties in Ireland….

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Every Step Makes a Difference- Flora Mini Marathon 2014

Every step you run or jog will make a big difference this year to the charity you choose to support. Please join the Walk in My Shoes team for the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2014 and help us to raise funds to provide information, support and services to vulnerable young adults in Ireland experiencing mental…

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Our Young Adults are at risk of becoming a lost generation

If you are over 30 years of age you probably have never heard of “Neknomination.” But anybody under 25 years of age knows that it is the latest social media phenomena which involves people being nominated by a friend to drink a pint of alcohol very quickly and post a video of themselves on line. …

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Walk in My Shoes 2014

We are delighted to announce that ‘Walk in My Shoes’ 2014 ( #WIMS2014) is underway. WIMS2013 was an incredible year. Here are some highlights from last year:   Over 20,000 students in over 100 schools throughout Ireland wore funky shoes into school and dedicated a day to learn about mental health and stamp out stigma.   Over 60 companies throughout…

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The Team in St. Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation would like to say:

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Students in Coláiste an Átha – Wexford, lead the way for Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness week was marked in style by Coláiste an Átha last October. Home School Liaison Officer Tracy Browne spoke to the entire school to tell them how important it is that people look after their mental health and so with the help of 6th year LCVP students, the entire school set about fundraising money…

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