Walk in My Shoes Radio returns to broadcast live from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services in October.
The station will broadcast live from St Patrick’s University Hospital from Monday 9th October until Friday 13th October to mark World Mental Health Awareness Week.
The station was launched by a number of WIMS Radio hosts including mental health advocates, celebrity ambassadors and well-known presenters. Walk in My Shoes Radio was established to promote positive mental health and encourage people to seek support and professional advice when experiencing mental health issues.
The overall aim of Walk in My Shoes Radio is to encourage listeners to become involved in the conversation around mental health. Its main message is: taking action early by seeking support and professional advice to deal with mental health issues is vital.
Speaking at the launch event, Paul Gilligan, CEO of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, said; “We started broadcasting Walk in My Shoes Radio in 2014 to mark World Mental Health Awareness Week and it has truly gone from strength to strength each year. Time and again we have attracted well known mental health advocates and celebrity ambassadors to take part in what we all think is an important and unique platform from which we can directly connect with people and talk to them about the importance of positive mental health. This is our ongoing attempt to keep the conversation on mental health positive and to reduce stigma. I’m really excited about this year’s line-up and wish them all well.”
Speaking about the launch, Tamara Nolan, Communications Manager with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services said; “The line-up this year is fantastic and with the help of all of these wonderful people, who are volunteering their time, we hope to bring about real change. If this station can help to inform people about positive mental health, or prompt them into taking positive action in relation to their own mental health then it’s worthwhile, and I have no doubt that it will. Together we can keep the conversation going, reduce stigma and normalise the proactive management of mental health.”
This year’s Walk in My Shoes Radio Line-up includes:
Dr Malie Coyne
Dustin The Turkey
Dr Ciara Kelly
Dr Sinéad Lynch
Dave O’ Sullivan