Green Ribbon for mental health
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