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Walk In My Shoes Radio Attempts New Guinness World Record

16/9/15***NO REPRO FEE***‘A small step, a huge difference’.Pictured are presenters Colm Hayes, Rebecca Horan, Shay Byrne and Andrew Stanley as Walk in My Shoes Radio was launched today at St Patricks Mental Health Services. The station will broadcast live from St Patrick’s University Hospital from Monday 5th – Friday 9th October to mark World Mental Health Awareness Week. The pop-up radio station aims to raise €10,000 during its week on air to help young Irish people with their mental health. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Walk In My Shoes Radio Attempts New Guinness World Record

Walk In My Shoes Radio is back and will be broadcasting from St. Patrick’s Hospital from the 10th to the 14th of October during World Mental Health Awareness Week. This year they will also attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mindful Lesson.

Schools across the country is being asked to participate in this attempt on Monday the 10th of October for a 30 minute mindfulness lesson. The class will be held and broadcasted as a Google Hangout in the lecture hall at St. Patrick’s University Hospital while connecting the lecture hall to other class rooms across the country.

“Our pop-up station is a small step in encouraging a dialogue about mental health that is free from stigma. We believe that encouraging people to support the station, and indeed the Guinness World Record attempt, will certainly help in opening the conversation about the importance of looking after your mental health,” Paul Gilligan, CEO of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services said at the launch of the pop-up station.

Also speaking at the launch was Sarah Surgenor, Head of Communications: “Our station is all about encouraging listeners to prioritise their mental health and we feel very lucky that schools all over the country will join us in spreading this message as we attempt to set the record for the world’s largest mindfulness lesson together.”

The pop-up station aired for the first time last year, making history as Ireland’s first digital pop-up radio station and attempted to raise €10,000 for the treatment of young people with mental health disorders.

This year they will attempt the Guinness World Record and give a 30 minute lesson to students teaching them how to follow simple steps that can promote positive mental health.

Walk in My Shoes Radio Line-up

7-9am  Ciara Whelan and Jon Slattery

9-11am  Shay Byrne

11-1pm  Sarah and Sinead Lynch

1pm-3pm  Nuala Carey with co-hosts Marty Whelan and Brent Pope

3pm-5pm  Laura Woods and Dustin the Turkey

5pm-7pm  Guest Presenters throughout the week including Alison Canavan, Elaine Crowley, Rebecca Horan, Corina Grant and Rick O’Shea

7pm-9pm  Aisling Loughlin

News about the station will be shared on Twitter (@walkinmyshoes) using the hashtag #WIMSFM. For more information please visit

Tune in to Walk in My Shoes Radio on FM in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Wicklow, Waterford, Louth, Kildare & Cavan, or online at and on the TuneIn App.

For information, or if you would like take part in setting the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mindfulness Lesson, please visit

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