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Green Ribbon – Changing minds about mental health

 

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See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and their 90 partner organisations including Gay Switchboard Ireland are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2015.

More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland.

Their aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with promoting open conversation of mental health and challenging the stigma of mental health problems.

You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health or have all the answers. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know that you are there for them and simply listen.

Thousands of Green Ribbons will be distributed free of charge and nationwide. Pick up your Green Ribbon at every major Irish Rail station and Citizens Information Centres across the country.

Find a Green Ribbon event near you and help support this wonderful cause. Or just share the events page to help raise awareness.

http://www.greenribbon.ie/news-and-events/

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