On a mission to better mental health

Calling all teachers and students – Walk in My Shoes searching for the next ‘Mission Possible’ school achievement award winners.

A date for your diary - Tuesday 26th March

#MindYourSelfie Day – Tuesday 26th March 2019. We want as many people as possible to see the #MindYourSelfie Day hashtag on social media as a way to raise awareness about our #MindYourSelfie School Resources.

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…

Better the balance, better the health

March 8th marks ‘International Women’s Day’, a day which serves as a call to action to progress gender equality around the world. This year’s theme – Better the balance, better the world (#BalanceforBetter), draws attention to the need for greater gender balance in all dimensions of society and community, including within work and business, wealth, government, and media and sports coverage.

How to reassure your child about the Momo Challenge

The viral Momo Challenge has been getting more and more coverage and has been talked about in schools around Ireland.

In this podcast, Dr Colman Noctor shares his advice with worried parents on how to talk to their children about the challenge.

Mental Health in the Movies

Awards season culminates with the much anticipated Oscars this weekend and amidst the glamour and gúnas, we thought we’d take a look at how people living with mental health issues are portrayed in the movies.

What if we met Cancer with Compassion?

By Dr Sinéad Lynch, Counselling Psychologist, and Marie Keating Foundation advocate How many times have you heard cancer described as that “dreaded disease” or witnessed someone, often on the verge of tears, curse cancer like it is some unwanted guest who has stolen a...

At the heart of it, food is just food.

Sustenance. Energy. Enjoyment. Is this something you agree with or have an opinion on? I’m sure if you’re reading the above line you must have some opinions on food/diet/nutrition. We all have opinions and that’s what keeps us interesting. When it comes to opinions on...

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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