We are delighted to announce the winner of our 3rd Level Poster Competition, as selected by our Ambassador Adam Clayton… Huge well done to Erika Davis, a student of University of Limerick
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.
Info & articles and tips from the experts...
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...
Many of us who look in the mirror don’t like what looks back at us. We moan we have too many wrinkles, too many grey hairs, we are too short or too tall, the list goes on and on. We are often highly critical of ourselves both physically and mentally. Instead of being...
Stigma is a double-headed beast, existing in two forms as public and self-stigma. Engagement with negative attitudes (prejudice) and/or adverse behaviour (discrimination) is known as public stigma. Self-stigma is how the individual sees their own mental health from a...
The journey of transformation to a recovery, human rights-based, international leader in mental health care delivery
Ill mental health is the greatest health challenge the world faces. At any given time, 10% of the adult population across the world experience a mental or behavioural problem. Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression - the leading cause of...
It may sound like an exaggeration, but from my own experience I can say that most ex-service users can have a very good quality of life. I have learnt from my many stays in St. Patrick’s, that there is life after hospitalisation, and that hope abounds for virtually...
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)...
Parenting: Bedwetting 6 year old Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, joined Sean Moncrieff on NewsTalk FM for the parenting slot. Show: Moncrieff Wed, 21 September 2016
Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep’, the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s...
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist Colman Noctor talks to Q102 about using social media.
Colman Noctor, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services was on WLR FM talking about Irish Teens looking for Mental Health...
If these really are mental health issues what can we do about them? Listen to Prof. Jim Lucey: Personality is a controversial and divisive concept. It has many definitions but insufficient agreed understanding. The concept of personality is not just hard to define it...
On RTÉ 2FM today U2's Adam Clayton joined Eoghan to chat about the #MindYourSelfie campaign.
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
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 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 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.