‘Walk in my shoes’ – highlighting the importance of mental health to young people

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Are you a teacher, guidance counsellor or Principal? You can make a real difference. Sign your school up to take part in ‘Walk in My Shoes’ today and help us highlight the importance of mental health to young people. 1 in 4 people in Ireland are expected to experience a mental health difficulty with 75% of mental health difficulties beginning before the age of 24.

Education and early intervention is the key to helping our young people and now is the time to take action. Schools and students throughout Ireland will be hosting ‘Funky Shoe’ days where students and teachers will step out of their comfort zone by wearing shoes they normally wouldn’t to school. We ask that everyone who takes part donates just €2 each. By taking one small step, you could make a huge difference.

Students and teachers together will learn that recognising the warning signs and seeking help early is crucial. Free mental health information packs are available on www.walkinmyshoes.ie Schools have organised sponsored walks in their community to further raise awareness, a supermarket bucket collection (we of course will provide the buckets), teachers have taken part in high heel races/wellington races…anything goes! We’re all about promoting mental health positively.

It’s easy to get involved! Just email info@walkinmyshoes.ie or call 01 249 3632

Funds raised will be allocated to continue to promote mental health in communities throughout Ireland. And the best news is; funds raised in your community will stay in your community.

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