Tuesday 19 September 2017

Clayton goes radio gaga with Walk in My Shoes charity

Adam Clayton, Eoghan McDermott and children from St.James’s Primary and Secondary school at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mindfulness Lesson to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan
Adam Clayton, Eoghan McDermott and children from St.James’s Primary and Secondary school at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mindfulness Lesson to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day. Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Daniel Grey

U2 bass guitarist Adam Clayton, 2FM's Eoghan McDermott, and Dustin the Turkey were among the first presenters to take to the airwaves on Saint Patrick's University's pop-up station -Walk in My Shoes Radio.

The radio station runs until Friday to mark World Mental Health Awareness Week.

Clayton has previously spoken about how he overcame his own mental health issues.

He says he is a "much happier bunny" since he started talking to people.

Marty Whelan, Nuala Carey and Aisling O'Loughlin also featured on the radio channel.

Clayton and McDermott kicked off the event by taking part in the World's Largest Mindfulness Lesson.

The pair were joined by students from St. James's Primary and Secondary school.

Clayton has been a long-time ambassador for the Walk in My Shoes campaign - which aims to encourage conversations about mental health issues.

Speaking to McDermott on 2FM, Clayton urged others to discuss their problems.

"If someone is feeling a little bit strange and they have a mental health issue, it is curable," he said.

"It is not something that you have to live with for the rest of your life.

"It is not something that will stop you being part of the workforce. But you do have to talk to people about it and you do have to get help. And you can recover.

"I've certainly got it wrong in my own life and relied too much upon alcohol and other things to get me through something."

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