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.

Held annually to coincide with World Mental Health Day, WIMS FM has gone from strength to strength each year, featuring guest presenters like Bressie and James Patrice. Both Bressie and James were back this year along with a host of other familiar faces including Maia Dunphy, Brent Pope, Jenny Greene and Alison Spittle.

Schedule Podcasts

Tuning in to children’s mental health 

World Mental Health Day, on Wednesday 10th October, children in primary schools across the country were able to tune in to WIMS FM for a special programme aimed at students and teachers. Hosted by RTÉ Jr’s Paddy Courtney, former children’s presenter Diana Bunici and resident expert Dr. Colman Noctor, there was an hour of kid-focused radio between 11.15am and 12.15pm, which was sandwiched perfectly between little break and big break. Schools who wanted a shout-out live on air, could email requests into radiowims@gmail.com

Some of the content listeners enjoyed included;

  • A budding broadcaster got the scoop on Bressie’s new book and how he dealt with worries as a child.
  • Experts explained how changing how we think about things can change how we feel about them.
  • Children are given interactive tasks to perform during songs.
  • Children were given interactive tasks to perform during songs. A live mindfulness exercise that children could participate in, rounded-off the show. And there was much, much more as well. Listen back to this special schools programme with your class.

Evening panel events

An addition to the schedule this year, was a series of live panel discussions on air each evening between 7 and 8pm. These events covered topics like youth mental health, the efficacy of mindfulness, women’s mental health and more. Podcast of the panel discussions are now available.

Programme 2018

World Mental Health Day School Special Programme with Bressie, Paddy Courtney and Diana Bunici aimed at primary school students and teachers


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Mon 8th

Tues 9th

Wed 10th

Thurs 11th

Fri 12th

7am

Pat O Mahony

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Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan

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Barbara Scully and Declan Buckley

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Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan

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Barbara Scully and Rosemary McCabe

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9am

Shay Byrne and Dr Colman Noctor

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Shay Byrne

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Shay Byrne


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Shay Byrne


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Dr Colman Noctor

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11am

Louise Heraghty

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Eric Lalor and Dave O’Sullivan

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World Mental Health Day School Special Programme with Bressie, Paddy Courtney and Diana Bunici aimed at primary school students and teachers

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Ken Doherty and Reggie Corrigan

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Pete Wedderburn

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1pm

Brent Pope and Pamela Flood

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Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne-Marie Toole

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Adrian Kennedy

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Dil Wickremasinghe and Tara Flynn

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Paddy Courtney

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3pm

Alison Spittle

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Maia Dunphy

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Maia Dunphy

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Maia Dunphy

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Blathnaid Treacy

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5pm

Jenny Greene and Kelly Keogh

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James Patrice

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Sophie White

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Sarina Bellissimo

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Stephen Byrne

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7pm

Live Panel Discussion

Listen backSupporting Youth Mental Health in a Changing World

Live Panel Discussion

Listen backImposter syndrome to role burden: Women’s Mental
Health in Focus

Live Panel Discussion

Listen backDepression and Mindfulness:
Evidence for the Efficacy of Mindfulness and Meditation

Live Panel Discussion

Listen backLife online: what are the implications - good and bad - for our mental health

Live Panel Discussion

Listen backThe Power of Creativity in Supporting Mental Health

About Walk in My Shoes Radio

Walk in My Shoes Radio (WIMS FM) is Ireland’s only pop-up station that is dedicated solely to the promotion of positive mental health. Run by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services during World Mental Health Week each October, WIMS FM broadcasts over 70 hours of live shows from a pop-up studio at St Patrick’s University Hospital.

The overall aim of Walk in My Shoes Radio is to raise awareness by talking about mental health and to encourage listeners to take action early by seeking support and professional advice. During the week, station guests share their stories of support and recovery and encourage listeners, where appropriate, to do the same.

WIMS FM is anchored by a host of mental health advocates, celebrity ambassadors and well-known presenters. Listeners can tune in on FM radio across Ireland or online at walkinmyshoes.ie

Listen back to the Walk In My Shoes radio broadcasts

I came across this station by accident and was so glad. It was excellent, hearing real life stories from people and all the helpful information around positive mental health and the music played was brilliant. I didn’t think for a second I would end up in there speaking about the Tree Of Hope. Wonderful opportunity and thank you to all. Roll on next year. Im looking forward to it already.

Singing all the way to work this morning. Happy happy happy! Great idea. Great guests! Wish you were on all the time. Keep up the great work 🙂

I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed the week of broadcasting by WIMS. It’s such a pity that you’re not on air all the time, or at the very least have a regular slot or broadcast. Totally feel good factor feeling from listening in all week….. Entertaining, informative and educational, and so very relevant and worthwhile.✌️

Found you on the radio & think it’s a great cause.

What a fantastic feeling it was dropping in and. Seeing the Studio talking to the Team and meeting my hero Dustin supporting my passion. Hope to take part next year God Bless all who took part. Tom Dalton Radio

As a service user at present there’s a great buzz about the place . It’s great to be putting mental health issues out there

Mental illness is all year around & 24/7 just like music” 🙂 positive music brings a healthy mind you can’t go wrong.!

Super station – was on my way home from hospital appt in Galway & came on the station… sang my way home

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