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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.

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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.

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Info & articles and tips from the experts...

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)...

Moving On Up

I may have been born in November but it seems October has quickly become one of my favourite months of the year as the annual pop-up radio station Walk in My Shoes Radio returned for its fifth time. Walk in My Shoes Radio broadcasted live from St....

Adolescents and the importance of friendships in the school setting

For most of us, we spend a large proportion of our time in the school setting, from as young as about 3 years of age to 18 years or thereabouts. Nowadays, from a very young age, many children enter into a very different environment to what they are used to in the home...

Mental health survey reveals extent and effects of stigma.

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services has revealed that Irish attitudes to mental health difficulties are still fraught with stigma and negativity. St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ annual attitude survey, which questioned a...

International Youth Day 2017

International Youth Day is being held around the world on the 12th August. It is 28 years since it was first set up by the United Nations to celebrate young peoples’ views, initiatives, and efforts in trying to make the world a better place. This year’s theme is “The...

Deliberate Self-Harm or Non-Suicidal Self-Injury.

Listen to Prof. Jim Lucey on Today with Sean O'Rourke 16/03/2016 Why an assessment could make all the difference Deliberate self-injury is a very common behaviour. In fact it is so common that it has become the commonest reason people attend an emergency department...

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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