Transition Year Project

We are now accepting applications for the TY Programme 2019/20.

Mission Possible Awards 2019

We’re celebrating the innovation of Irish students and schools in promoting positive mental health at our 2019 Mission Possible Awards.

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.

WIMS FM was bigger than ever for its fifth year!

So many of you tuned in to WIMS FM, making our fifth year our biggest year yet. The pop-up radio station broadcasted 70 hours of live radio from St Patrick’s University Hospital from Monday 8th to Friday 12th of October 2018.

You can now listen back to the programmes.

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…

Sparing a thought for fathers on Father’s Day

To mark Father’s Day, Dr Colman Noctor reflects on the undeniable shift in the role of fathers in contemporary culture. Underlining how important it is that fathers become more involved in the ‘hands-on’ rearing of their children, Colman encourages us to acknowledge just how much fathers have to offer in creating positive childhood experiences. 

Aiming for top mental health marks

As almost 125,000 students across the country begin their Junior and Leaving Certificates this week, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) is encouraging parents to take simple steps to look after young people’s emotional wellbeing during the exam period.

Celebrating and reflecting on the emotional resilience of parenting

1 June marks the United Nations (UN) Global Day of Parents, a day proclaimed by the UN as an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. Here, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Gilligan, celebrates and reflects on the parental emotional resilience.

WIMS Podcast Series: Stress in the Work Place

On WIMS FM a few months ago, Tom Maher, Director of Services at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, sat in with Dil Wickremasinghe and Tara Flynn for a chat about stress in the work place.

They discussed what stress is, how it affects us and what we can do to combat it. It’s a fun chat about a serious topic, so you should find it as enjoyable as it is interesting.

Irish students become mental health ambassadors

Walk in My Shoes saw over 100 students from across the country graduate as mental health ambassadors from its unique Transition Year (TY) Programme in a ceremony that took place in St Patrick’s University Hospital in May.

Mothering Yourself Through Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for us all to celebrate the emotional and physical labour that goes into mothering, the role of mothers in our own lives and their importance in wider society. All over the country young children will try their hand at making...

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

Support

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

Services

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

Information

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

 

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services is a registered charity. Charity Registration Number (CRN): CHY 209

Bláthnaid Treacy

Bláthnaid Treacy

Ambassador

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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