Walk in My Shoes teamed up with USI (Union of Students in Ireland) and PleaseTalk for the 4th year of the ChatsForChange Campaign, in November. ChatsForChange packs were distributed to colleges and include 2 tea bags (kindly donated by Robert Roberts) and a Student Support Card. The main aim of the week is to promote mental health on campus and encourage students to ‘have a cuppa’ and a chat with a friend or family member.
Students were encouraged to take 5 minutes out of their day to relax in the ‘chill out zone’ with a cuppa.
Walk in My Shoes, PleaseTalk and USI visited the following colleges: Galway. Limerick, Maynooth and Blanchardstown.
This year, as part of the campus tour, students were asked for their feedback in relation to mental health on campus. The ‘Elephant in the Room’ wall display proved very popular with the college students and they were more than happy to show their creative side.