Speak up about mental health

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

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.

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...

Work Stress: regaining control of our mental wellbeing

Work is stressful and so what we do about that stress is important. Anxiety, depression, burnout and substance misuse may all arise directly or indirectly from stress in the work environment. At their most extreme work-related stress issues make up a significant...

Can ADHD be a problem in both children and adults?

ADHD is the most common behavioural disorder occurring in children today. It affects between 3% and 9% of school-aged children and young adults in Ireland. It is a Neuro-Developmental condition arising from problems within the developing brain and leading to a series...

Warning signs of bullying & what to do

Types of bullying include physical bullying, psychological or emotional bullying and more recently cyber bullying. It is a mistake to assume one form is more severe than another as all of these experiences can have serious effects on the victim. Bullying is distinct...

Depression, families and friends: some useful things to know.

At this moment every family in our land has at least one member with a mental health problem. Think of this, right now, someone you love is experiencing mental distress and he or she may be ill! So how should families and friends respond when confronted with this...

Less (exam) stress, more (emotional) success

Five steps to better mental wellbeing during exam time. As the Junior and Leaving Cert exams get underway this week, it is normal for students, and parents, to become overwhelmed by the high level of stress and anxiety that comes hand-in-hand with state exams. During...

Over 100 students graduate as mental health champions

In May, over 100 transition year students from across the country graduated from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ Walk in My Shoes TY programme, a mental health awareness initiative that aims to educate young people and to breakdown the stigma associated with...

WIMS Podcast Series: Anxiety Disorders

Clinical Nurse Specialist on the Anxiety Disorders programme at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Frank Smith, shares his expertise on how anxiety can affect us, what conditions are classed as anxiety disorders and what treatments are available. Read...

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)...

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

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
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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