SockTalk was set up in 2022 by Mike Shyne. Based in Limerick, Mike wants to help spread the conversation about mental health, based on the experiences of others and his own experiences suffering from anxiety.
Mike appeared as the first male contestant on RTÉ’s fashion TV show The Style Counsellors in January 2022. Together with the team on the show, he was able to dramatically transform his wardrobe and style to better reflect his personality and physique.
After his transformation, he immediately noticed the effects on his well-being and confidence and learned about the importance of simple acts of self-care.
With SockTalk, Mike wants to show how clothes can both dramatically affect one’s mental health for the better. Not only do the products available on the website provide a positive message about mental health, but it also shows that simple gifts of clothing to another person can dramatically improve their wellbeing.