The Commitments cast supports ‘Walk in my shoes’

“The Commitments, London’s five-star smash-hit musical who are now in their second ‘sublime’ (Daily Telegraph) year” have stepped out and supported ‘Walk in My Shoes’.

The multi-award winning musical and million pound production has asked young adults with mental health difficulties to seek help and talk to someone about your problems.

The encouragement from ‘The Commitments’ for young adults to seek help and speak out about their problems to Walk in My Shoes is a great honour for us to share. 

See their support here

1 in 4 people will suffer from mental health difficulty in their lives, so the stigma of mental health needs to be tackled and the support of friends, family and professionals is near for any one who is experiencing mental health difficulties. If you need help or know someone who does please see our ‘help me’ section on the website. (

‘Walk in My Shoes’ Charity Calendar Launch 2015

chef calendar 2015

Michelin Star Chefs step up for mental health

Twelve of Ireland’s top Michelin-starred chefs have stepped out of their comfort zone and into our charity calendar to raise vital funds to support young adults in Ireland with mental health difficulties. Some top chefs involved include Masterchef Oliver Dunne, L’Ecrivain’s Derry Clarke, Kevin Thornton, Chapter’s One’s Ross Lewis, Gary O’ Hanlon, Residence’s talented Graham Neville, Raymond Mc Ardle, RTE’s Kevin Dundon and many more.

The ‘Walk in My Shoes’ 2015 calendar has taken chefs out of the kitchen and into funky shoes to promote positive mental health. The calendar features 12 of Ireland’s top chefs, 12 delicious recipes, 12 inspirational quotes and 12 great pictures- photographed by Ireland’s most influential photographer Barry Mc Call and styled by Courtney Smith. The calendar will sell online here at for €12 and in Fitzpatrick’s Shoes at no. 76 Grafton Street. All funds raised will go to ‘Walk in My Shoes’.

Speaking at the launch of the calendar, Oliver Dunne, who initiated the project says,

“As chefs, we have hectic schedules; we all have good days, tough days and bad days. We want young people to know that we’re all the same, we all have mental health, we all have different days but if we can’t cope, then we need to ask for help.”

Our ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Calendars go on sale 13th November 2014.

Help Us Reach our Goal

Food Drive

Toys for Tots Fundraiser

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The ‘Walk in My Shoes’ #TRADTUNE Challenge


The #TRADTUNE Challenge

Recent studies have shown that music is good for your Mental Health.

Tommy Mc Carthy, Irish Trad Musician and owner of ‘The Burren’ in Boston has taken this one step further for ‘Walk in My Shoes’. He has nominated people from all over the world to take part in the #TRADTUNE challenge to raise funds for ‘Walk in My Shoes’ to help promote positive mental health and tackle the stigma involved with mental health.

Get involved in the #TRADTUNE challenge and support young adults with mental health difficulties in Ireland.

Join us on social media and donate to ‘Walk in My Shoes’ to make a difference


TEXT ‘shoes’ to 57802 for €2* or donate easily online here:

Sing a song, play a tune, dance … do whatever you want and join in and listen to people from all over the world participate in this great challenge. An array of instruments have been used so far from banjos to harps, get involved today!

Don’t forget to tag #TRADTUNE and #walkinmyshoes on your post

Our great #tradtunes so far

Thank you for your support and donations.

*(Texts cost €2. Network charges may vary. A minimum of €1.38 will go to the charity.  Service Provider Phonovation. Helpline 0818217100)

The Original Rudeboys School tour

ORB updated poster

‘Walk in My Shoes’ very own ambassadors ‘The Original Rudeboys’ have announced tours of schools around Dublin on the first week of November. They will be visiting schools talking about their own experiences they have encountered through the music business. The Original Rudeboys will be joined by guest speakers from ‘Walk in My Shoes’ and Console and the students will be treated to a very special acoustic performance.

The Original Rudeboys are releasing their new single “Never Alone” in November.

WIMS Ball 2014

The inaugural ‘World Mental Health Ball’ was held on the 11th of October 2014 in The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin to raise funds for St. Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation’s campaign ‘Walk in My Shoes’.

We would like to extend a special thanks to:

Our Ambassadors: Adam Clayton, ORB, Ken Doherty, Brent Pope, and Alison Canavan.

Our ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Video for the night: Siobhan Perry (Screentime Shinawil)

Our ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Chocolate Shoes Supplier: Skelligs Chocolate

Our New ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Website: Colin Meagle (Continuum)

MCs on the night: Alison Canavan & Brent Pope

Our Newspaper Sponsor: The Sunday Business Post

Our Breakfast Supplier: SPAR

Our beautiful vault prize: Appleby Jewellers

Our print partner for the night: PrintRun

Nigel Doolin of Merrion Vaults, Ken Coogan (Caricaturist) and Hugh Grennan at Print Run.

We would also like to thank our wonderful sponsors on the night who very kindly donated outstanding prizes for our auction. The packages were as follows:

1. Ken Doherty for his wonderful ‘Get snookered prize’:

2. Alison Canavan and her fabulous ‘Pamper me pretty’ prize donors Body Byrne, Lennon Courtney, Brown Thomas. Michael Leong, Callan Berry, Barry McCall, The Unicorn Restaurant and The Shelbourne Hotel.

3. ORB for their amazing ‘The ORB Experience’ prize with their prize donors MCD Productions.

4. Our brilliant ‘Golfing Gift’ with thanks to BM Sports and John Carr.

5. The superb ‘Madinat Jumeirah’ prize thanks to Madinat Jumeirah which included a luxury stay in an Arabian Summerhouse.

6. Our ‘Ultimate Dining Experience’ with thanks to all of our wonderful 2015 Calendar chefs.

7. Adam Clayton for his remarkable U2 prize package.

8. Brent Pope for his outstanding ‘Ultimate Rugby Experience’ and Rob & Dave Kearney, and Trevor Brennan Rugby Tours.

We would like to say a sincere thank you to all who have supported and donated to ‘Walk in My Shoes’ in 2014.

Through your support, we will continue to help vulnerable young adults in Ireland with mental health difficulties.

Adam Clayton calls on school principals

Ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10th), Adam Clayton has called on every secondary school principal in Ireland to help him highlight mental health.

Adam Clayton

Dear Principal,

One of the big problems which young people face is what to do when they feel bad, or depressed, and when they don’t know how to put words on their feelings, and don’t know who to turn to.

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