Green Rib­bon for men­tal health

Bray People - - NEWS -

A MONTH-LONG Green Rib­bon cam­paign is tak­ing place dur­ing May to raise aware­ness and pro­mote pos­i­tive men­tal health.

Just like the pink rib­bon be­came a sym­bol for breast cancer aware­ness, the green rib­bon has been es­tab­lished as the in­ter­na­tional sym­bol for men­tal health aware­ness and has been in­tro­duced to Ire­land by See Change. ‘See Change’ is a na­tional pro­gramme to re­duce stigma and chal­lenge dis­crim­i­na­tion as­so­ci­ated with men­tal health.

As part of the Green Rib­bon cam­paign ‘See Change’ has part­nered with the IFA and Men­tal Health Ire­land to or­gan­ise a pro­gramme of na­tional Let's Talk and Walk For­est walks in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Coillte Out­doors . The walks take place at five lo­ca­tions through­out Ire­land, with the first tak­ing place at the Coillte For­est Park at Avon­dale, Rath­drum on Sun­day, May 4 at 3 p.m..

Walk­ers will be given free green rib­bons to wear and are en­cour­aged to wear them dur­ing the month of May to show their sup­port for men­tal health aware­ness

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